2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

Best use of Video

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of video content in a social good or cause-based marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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"Fierce Compassion"
We aimed to create a powerful inspirational video to open the Skoll World Forum event to set the tone of its theme: "Fierce Compassion". The video would also be promoted online and was intended to consider their place in today's sociopolitical issues and tensions, to provoke action for solutions.
"Still I Rise"
Globally, rifts are emerging along cultural, class, and political lines. Many feel that this divide in how people perceive and experience the world represents humanity's greatest threat.We wanted to create a global-feeling film that not only exposed those current socio-political rifts, but also reminded audiences that people have come together to create c...
#EveryoneIsWelcome
Coming off the heels of President Trump's proposed travel ban, the travel industry was at a standstill. With Los Angeles being a popular destination amongst tourists with 47.3 million travelers visiting our diverse and inclusive city, we had to ensure the world knew Los Angeles was the welcoming place it's always been. Mistress and our partner Discover Lo...
#MyYoungerSelf
Every day in May, throughout National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute shared stories from prominent influencers speaking to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. #MyYoungerSelf is part of Speak Up for Kids, the Child Mind Institute's annual public education campaign to raise awareness a...
A Chance To See Again
Blue Chalk Media was hired by SEE International, a charity that pays for cataract operations to restore sight to the world's most disadvantaged people. The goal was to create a high quality, short film that highlights their work in Namibia.
A Hope Story: Dr Barry Kirby
The objective of this video is to show the work of Dr Barry Kirby, a general practitioner specialising in obstetrics, living in Papua New Guinea and working to reduce maternal death rates in PNG. He's supported in this work by Send Hope Not Flowers, a not for profit organisation that aims to reduce maternal deaths globally. The main objective is to raise ...
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is workin...
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Myanmar
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high - quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. Accion recog...
Good Fellow: Chieko Asakawa
The objective of this campaign was to build awareness and affinity for accessibility. The second objective of this campaign was to show how technology augments humanity, and how cognitive computing allows those with disabilities to do things they may not have been able to do before.
IBM Science for Social Good Initiative: Saška Mojsilovic
The objective of this campaign was to build awareness and affinity for the IBM Science for Social Good Fellowship program. Our Science for Social Good Fellowship program is an important scientific commitment and model of giving back — with science. In this program IBMers will work closely with organizations (NGOs, public sector agencies, social enterpris...
Money Doesn't Make it OK
The goal was to grab attention by attacking the claim that hunters actually help preservation by paying to hunt. Ridiculous. Since trophy hunting is huge debate on social media, this video intended to raise the discussion once again, call these hunters out on their bullshit, and reignite the public's anger over Cecil. The ultimate goal? Collect donations ...
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 30th Anniversary Gala
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island makes magic for kids and their families at their most vulnerable moments.The Ronald McDonald house relies completely on the time and donations of its community to take care of ill children and their families, so they can focus on getting better. For their 30th anniversary, they trusted Moment Studio to tell their s...
The Love Cam
Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. One of the main reasons is because we're actually discriminating unintentionally. We do 98% of our thinking in our subconscious mind, and that's where we collect and store implicit biases.Implicit bia...
Upworthy + Cricket Wireless - Fill My Basket
Cricket Wireless approached Upworthy in November 2016 to help drive attention to their "Something to Smile About" campaign during the holiday season. Their main objective? To shed light on how we can use technology for good. More specifically, they wanted to show how we can all use technology to make the world a better place. As experts in creating highly...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.