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10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The early entry deadline is November 30, 2017

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Guys Read Sexual Assault Stories

Finalist in Video

About this entry

In an effort to raise awareness of sexual assault, rape culture, and consent for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2016, Teen Vogue rolled out a series of content as part of our "Not Your Fault" campaign, which aimed to educate people about this insidious epidemic affecting young people of all genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

The second of said series, part of Teen Vogue's "Guys Read" franchise, focused on men in an effort to flip the script on rape culture. In the current conversation surrounding sexual assault, men are often demonized, excluded, or they are responsible for perpetuating rape culture. So, we wanted to have a conversation led by people who are, by society's standards, the least likely to have perspective on this issue. We invited eight young men — who are cisgender, transgender, black, white, Christian, Jewish, agnostic, Buddhist, gay, straight, and pansexual — to read stories of sexual assault submitted by survivors. After reading the stories, we gave them an opportunity to talk about what they just read in an effort to start a conversation around sexual assault that we hope continues even after the video is over.

While the other videos in the series featured sexual assault stories written by cisgender women and transgender survivors, this video was particularly impactful in that it gave a man the opportunity to share his story of experiencing sexual assault.

Results

The video successfully provided a unique perspective on sexual assault, encouraging continued dialogue around this difficult and traumatic issue, and further establishing Teen Vogue as a resource for conversation around such topics. It was also picked up by several major media outlets, including Huffington Post, Women's Health, and more.

Media

Video for Guys Read Sexual Assault Stories

Produced by

Teen Vogue

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2018 in NYC.