VH1 and Dosomething.org are hosting the Do Something! Awards, which premiere Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 9/8c on VH1.

The Awards’ aim is to “honor young people’s commitment to social change,” and includes 17 categories, from The Do Something Award, Athlete, Facebook, TV Show, etc. Voting is an easy way to honor activists who are changing the world. Plus, you can log in with a facebook account to vote!

The Do Something Award category contenders range from 18-25 years of age. These people started some amazing organizations: The Real Food Challenge (a chapter of which exists at Brandeis and works through Students for Environmental Action), Move for Hunger, YALLA (Youth And Leaders Living Actively), The American Widows Project and The Sparkle Effect.

So take a moment to learn more about these and celebrity activists and pick who you think deserves the prize the most. Vote here!

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