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 11th 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

#GiveSubtitlesToSuicide
The objective of the campaign was simply to highlight the importance of understanding the obvious s…
#KidsNotForSale
Snapdeal, one of India's largest E-Commerce player wanted to associate with a social cause by lever…
#MarchForOurLives
On March 24, 2018, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized a massive global …
#PowerlessQueen
Chess originated in India in the 6th Century. In the game of chess, the queen is the most powerful …
#PurposeInPink: Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in Support of the American Cancer Society
In the U.S., the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to increase to 21.6 million by 203…
#StopKavanaugh
We wanted to educate and inform our LGBTQIA+ community and everyone living with HIV about the ways …
#WhyDoYouVote Voter Turnout Campaign
In 2018, more new voters than ever were eligible to vote in the November midterm elections. First t…
finalist
silver honor
audience honor
#WildforLife
#WildForLife is an award-winning project led by UN Environment and implemented together with PCI …
AARP: Asian American Veterans Since The Birth of the Nation
How might we give care and advocate for the needs of Asian America and Pacific Islander (AAPI) V…
Abilities Unlimited
Though the entertainment industry is evolving, it still faces challenges when it comes to diversity…
finalist
bronze honor
Bulletproof words.
Mexico is the most dangerous country to practice journalism (after Syria, country at war). In 2017 …
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ | Day of Understanding
In Sept. 2018 PwC was grieving following the shooting death of 26 year-old Black professional Botha…
Can't Judge a Book
Mastercard has been a sponsor of the GRAMMYs for years, tying our passion for music with music's bi…
Chico's #HowBoldAreYou Campaign
The Chico's #HowBoldAreYou campaign sought to bury the tired stereotype that women should be ashame…
DBS Recycle more, Waste less: Cutting through the clutter
DBS Bank's purpose is to be a force for good in the world and one of the ways we do this is by cham…
Dear Kyle
Within a few seconds of hitting play on "Dear Kyle," you may be inclined to reach for a tissue.Your…
Don't Kill My Buzz
While North America is blessed with diverse wildlife and abundant natural resources, including m…
Eastern Bank: Good Votes
As the oldest and largest mutual bank in the US, Eastern Bank has done what's right and smart for o…
finalist
silver honor
European Wax Center #AxThePinkTax
The Pink Tax is an unfair premium (as high as 48% at retail) charged for everyday products and serv…
Every Beat Matters
In the 2016 Presidential Election, voter turnout dipped to its lowest in two decades, with only 55%…
Generation Change
Recognizing the power that young people have to enact change in their communities, Viacom launched …
Giving Tuesday Powered By Fullscreen
In the Fall of 2019, Fullscreen teamed up with Giving Tuesday to create an amplified social good do…
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs an…
HRC USES SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM THE DANGEROUS PRACTICE OF SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY"
In 2018, HRC implemented an unprecedented effort to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and disc…
winner
In Someone Else's Shoes
In 2017, Santander launched their Respect Adds Up campaign based on a belief that there is a lack o…
International Women's Day
To highlight International Women's Day, a day where the world unites in one big push for gender par…
Intrepid Travel's "Be Kind" Social Good Campaign
As the world's largest certified B Corp travel company--recently topping Fast Company's list of Mos…
finalist
bronze honor
Johnson & Johnson's #makeHIVhistory Campaign
When was the last time you heard about HIV?The virus has faded from public discourse since the heig…
Love Your Neighbor
In 2015 we launched the "Donald Eres Un Pendejo" campaign to unify a community and create something…
M&M'S RED NOSE DAY 2018
For the fourth year in a row, M&M'S partnered with Red Nose Day to help America come together to ra…
MTV's +1 the Vote
In 2018, young people were leading the charge for social change – from speaking up against injustic…
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth - Masters of Scale
In 2018, the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard, launched a unique p…
Museum of Voting
Remind millennials to vote in the 2018 midterms—in a whole new way.
PETA’s Team Saves Animals From Hurricane Florence Floods
PETA's goal is to get people to think about animals. Before disaster strikes, our objective is to p…
Parker Strong: How the New England Patriots Became Super Heroes | TNF Presents
Thursday Night Football Presents goes across the country to NFL cities, telling the stories of dedi…
Shirts For Putin
The steady news stream around human-rights violating dictator Vladimir Putin has desensitized most …
Smirnoff Equalizer
As a global brand, Smirnoff is challenged to remain relevant and equitable on a global scale. As a …
Social Good Summit 2018
The Social Good Summit was created as a direct response to traditionally closed-door talks during t…
Speak Truth to Power
In an effort to ignite a national dialogue about what it means to be a 21st century solution-seeker…
Stand Up at The Standard
The Standard has always set out to be more than a collection of rooms. Sure, the sheets are soft as…
Stone Age
PETA was seeking to target male audiences with the Stone Age campaign as men are typically less lik…
The Art Of Choosing Love
Our objective was to create a YouTube Show that gave viewers a behind the scenes look at what it me…
The Last Mile
At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the film "Philadelphia," introduced compassion into an othe…
The Last OG: Second Chances
Art and life converge in the new TBS comedy about comebacks and second chances. The Last O.G. cent…
The Movement to Free Alice Johnson
In 2017, Mic set out to tell the story of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who was sentenced to l…
The Scully Effect
In February 2018, 21st Century Fox launched "The Scully Effect," a campaign celebrating "The X-File…
VH1 + TRUTH
Utilize VH1 programming and talent to expose Big Tobacco's lies, forcing them to wear their scarl…
Visa - Money Is Changing
The problem: The payment category has exploded in a "new ways to pay" arms race as new tech brands …
Voter Registration
The objective for our voter registration program was registering as many eligible young people (18-…
WNBA: Take a Seat, Take a Stand
When the WNBA launched in 1997, it raised the ceiling for female athletes and became a symbol of pr…
finalist
gold honor
Wait for Water
Whereas most people just need to go straight to the nearest sink, today there are hundreds of milli…
WestJet Thanks: Giving hope
Hope Air is the only charity in Canada that provides free flights to low-income Canadians of all ag…
What Will It Take to #RepresentHer
For too long gender has determined who holds the decision making power in this country and around t…
YouTube Creators for Change
YouTube Creators for Change is an ongoing global initiative that spotlights inspirational Creators …
theSkimm: No Excuses. Vote.
theSkimm is a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter. We want to help female mille…