3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is August 29th, 2018.

Best in Public Health

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to promote and protect the health of people and the communities they live, learn, work, and play in.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Business or Exploitation?
truth® is America's longest running and most successful national youth smoking prevention campaign, but many teen smokers have grown immune to warnings about their health. Lost is the fact that tobacco remains the number-one cause of preventable death in America, killing 540,000+ Americans annually. Our number-one goal remains unchanged: Decrease the smok...
Drivers of Change
As a new brand in the Irish market, mytaxi wanted to build its relationship with driver and connect with Irish people.International research shows that the best way to challenge mental health stereotypes is through first-hand contact with people with experience of mental health problems [Mental Health Foundation, UK]. Based on the simple insight, that tax...
FNV Campaign
We're on a mission to get the world to eat more fruits and veggies. Fresh, frozen, canned and dried — The Partnership for a Healthier America has united every type of fruit and veggie under one awesome brand: FNV. With a dash of playful creativity and boatloads of passion, FNV is harnessing the power of marketing to promote fruits and veggies in the same ...
NFL Play 60 Challenge
Physical activity produces physical, psychological and social benefits, and inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Many kids don't get enough physical activity, and as a result, over 33 percent of U.S. children, ages 2 to 19, are overweight or obese. In 2006, the American Heart Association and the National Football League began working to...
Pure Imagination Project
An unfortunate truth is that many believe Alzheimer's is just memory loss when, in fact, it's a fatal disease for 47 million people worldwide. Every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Yet Alzheimer's often remains out of the news and social media conversation. The Pure Imagination Proje...
See Now: Campaign To End Avoidable Blindness
Around the world, there are 223 million people who are blind - but 4 out 5 shouldn't be. With basic access to quality eye care, hundreds of millions of people living with avoidable blindness could have had their condition prevented or their sight restored.This is an issue that does not discriminate. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 4 kids have a vision problem tha...
Twinkle Twinkle Little Dick
Smoking cigarettes is bad. Young people know this because they have been told again, again, and again. And then one more time for good measure. But it's still not enough. Each year, thousands of young people will pick up their first cigarette and shorten their lifespans by ten years on average. It's our job to deliver the facts and truth about smok...
World Polio Day
For the second time in human history, the world stands on the brink of eradicating a human disease. In the 30 years since launching the global initiative to eradicate polio with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the CDC and the Gates Foundation, Rotary International has seen a 99% reduction of polio cases, through massive immunizations drives, fundra...

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The regular entry deadline for the shorty social good awards is august 29th, 2018