THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Social Good Campaign

This category honors a brand or non-profit's excellence in running a social good campaign. Campaign objectives may include increasing awareness for a cause, inspiring action for a cause, crowd funding for a social good project and promoting philanthropic work.

Non-profits looking to submit their overall social media presence should enter Best in Non-Profit.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

#BeKindtoElephants
In November 2017, President Donald Trump reversed one of President Barack Obama's policies which pr…
#GetOnBoard: A Cruise Line Making History with Pride
At Celebrity Cruises, we believe in opening up the world, and we remain committed to our core brand…
#GiveAToast
As a trusted Canadian brand with stores within 15-minutes' drive of 90 per cent of the population, …
finalist
silver honor
#StopSucking
Our objective was to reduce the number of straws used in the country this year, with the hope of ea…
#TakeAKnee
To counter the President's narrative, that taking a knee was un-American, we wanted to create a fil…
60k Day
Founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg started Bombas after they learned socks are the #1 most req…
AT&T #ItCanWait: The Voice of Reason ft. Darren Criss & Katie Cassidy
In 2010, AT&T launched a social good campaign designed to drive awareness to the dangers of textin…
Bring Back Our Stars
India has been on red alert for being one of the most polluted countries in the world. It's evident…
C0d3rs
As women in the computer science field still face scrutiny and are discouraged by things like the c…
Call of the Warrior Campaign
Dexcom is the pioneer and industry leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with di…
Care2 Secures Lactation Facilities for Breastfeeding Mothers in Major Cities
In August 2017, Lacey Kohlmoos, Care2's Online Organizing Strategist, used the Care2 platform to st…
Caregiving
For nine years, Mastercard has partnered with Stand Up To Cancer, a research organization unlike an…
Changing the Tide of Ocean Pollution
According to some estimates, there are more than 86 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans r…
Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator's objectives in our Hot Topics work are to drive donations, resources, and recogn…
Cigarettes: The Ultimate Clingy EX
It's 2018, so pretty much everyone knows cigarettes are bad for your health. Although the teen smok…
Climate Comic Contest
If the world's climate can change, so can we. In the lead up to COP23 Climate Change Confere…
finalist
gold honor
Coach Dad: Father’s Day Surprise
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada (RMHC) is the solution to a problem that few know exists in…
ColourPop x NKLA
All net profits from the purchase of these products will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society®…
Delivering Good
The fall of 2017 saw an unprecedented number of natural disasters in North America, including Hurri…
Delta Corporate Social Responsibility – Anthem
To the average consumer, "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) feels more like corporate jargon t…
finalist
bronze honor
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Nasty Woman Campaign
Full Frontal's Nasty Woman T-shirt began as a spontaneous social reaction to Trump's infamous debat…
Hyundai’s Young Entrepreneurs Series with BuzzFeed
At Hyundai, making things better is at the heart of everything they do. It's why they question t…
Leapin’ into Land of Lemurs
The Calgary Zoo strives to encourage passion for wild animals, through the creation of interactive …
Michael Kors: Watch Hunger Stop
Now in its 5th year, Michael Kors' "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign aims to raise awareness and funds t…
National Geographic: Chasing Genius
Consumer engagement has long been a cornerstone of National Geographic's business model and purpose…
finalist
bronze honor
audience honor
National Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange 2017
More than 90 people die and hundreds more are injured by gun violence every day. Hadiya Pendleton b…
finalist
gold honor
OkCupid x Planned Parenthood Partnership
Since our founding in 2004, OkCupid has formed a massive community, where over 250,000 connections …
One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly
At American Family Insurance we believe there's so more to insurance than a policy. It's about empo…
POV Spotlights the Syrian War and Global Refugee Crisis on PBS
To shed light on the ongoing Syrian war and global refugee crisis, POV, the award winning docume…
Pop Your Bubble: The Anti-Algorithm
In 2017, America was deeply divided. Social media was supposed to be connecting us, but many people…
winner
Pure Imagination Project
An unfortunate truth is that many people believe Alzheimer's is just a bit of memory loss when, in …
Ryan Ashley - Crowdrise
The objective of this campaign was the tie the charitable theme of each episode of Ink Master: Ange…
Sal's Shoes Toe to Toe 2017
Sal's Shoes finds new feet for pre-loved children's shoes and was founded in November 2013. Feet i…
Stories From the Road: Human Hug Project
In today's competitive marketplace, 85% of consumers think more favorably of and are more apt to su…
Taking Action to Make Global Change: MSNBC and Global Citizen
For the fourth consecutive year MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal were proud to be the premier media p…
The Filtered Life
Everybody knows Brita as a brand that allows people to filter out the bad to get to great-tasting, …
The Kindness Card
The Pool Party
In 2017, drownings reached record highs across Canada. Despite numerous newscasts and reports with …
We Are Sikhs
Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, but the 500,000 Sikhs Americans in the United States…
Women’s Strike Campaign
Our objective was to support the Women's Strike in a way that felt visceral and immersive, instead …
World Polio Day
For the second time in human history, the world stands on the brink of eradicating a human disease.…
You Can't Disguise Hate
Raise awareness of rapidly approaching hate rallies scheduled in the San Francisco Bay Area White S…