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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Travel for Good

Entered in Social Good Campaign

About this entry

At Travelocity we believe travel can change more than a person, it can change the world. So each year our Travel For Good program awards select voluntourists the opportunity to work with a charitable cause of their choice anywhere in the world.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

With social responsibility playing an increasing role in purchase power, brands are looking for stories to show that consumers can be active, rather than passive, participants. This was the inspiration behind the Travelocity Travel for Good program, a giveaway activated entirely through social media.

The structure of the campaign is simple: individuals enter via social media for the chance to win the voluntourism trip of their dreams, along with a donation to their charity of choice. Unlike other campaigns, the philanthropic component isn't unilateral, but instead focuses on involving winners in volunteer efforts and encourages them to involve others in turn. The resulting story is a compelling piece in which both the voluntourist and the recipients experience life-changing impact.

The primary vehicles for entry were Tumblr and Twitter, which allowed for concise yet meaningful stories for individuals to share how they would make a difference. The key awareness component was promotion through Facebook Canvas Ads, allowing us to tell a rich visual story by celebrating previous Travel for Good winners and highlighting the impacts they made. Through activation exclusively on social media, we were able to gage real-time interaction and witness an incredible ripple effect of inspiration and positive sentiment as individuals shared their dreams on making a difference.


Our two month Facebook Canvas Ad campaign resulted in 53 million social impressions, 88.5 million PR impressions, and we achieved a 100% entry increase per dollar despite a 50% cut in media budget.


Video for Travel for Good

Produced by

Campbell Ewald, Travelocity

Entry Credits

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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019