THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Social Justice

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

Finalists

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"Hands" - A Song for Orlando (Lyric Video)
In the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Interscope, GLAAD, Justin Tranter, and a …
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#LetHawaiiHappen - A Surprise Wedding
To appeal to the romance audience, the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau tasked its advertisin…
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#TheReal10
The new 10 ten dollar bill was intended to celebrate women's equality in the United States. The pro…
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Calling All Who Demand Answers
This past March, the Republican Presidential debate arrived in Detroit, Michigan, a city where mino…
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Fair Food Program Community Engagement
The Fair Food Program has developed a new model for Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) base…
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Fueling Donations for National Give OUT Day!
National Give OUT Day (NGOD) is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, but it's a…
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George Takei fights HB2 with "You Can Pee Next To Me"
In March 2016, North Carolina's governor signed the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2). Among othe…
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It Got Better Season 3
The majority of the audience was drawn to the content via PR or organic social media: 144 million P…
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LOKAI INNOVATES WITH FACEBOOK MESSENGER AND INVITES THE WORLD TO WALK TOGETHER FOR CHARITY:WATER
Take a complex global crisis affecting 663 million people and simplify it down to a chat between tw…
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Lemonade
The objective of Lemonade is to feature real people who have overcome life-changing obstacles. This…
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Logo Global Ally
Logo's Global Ally pro-social campaign is a year-long storytelling project to share the stories of …
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MTV Decoded
America is at a boiling point with racial tension, so of course we're going to have a digital show …
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MTV's "Look Different" Campaign
MTV's Emmy Award-winning "Look Different" campaign helps America's youth better recognize and chall…
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MasterCard Restroom For All
MasterCard firmly believes that #AcceptanceMatters, yet this year in the US, acceptance in the form…
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Maytag Pride
When marriage equality became a law in the United States, bakers across the country began refusing …
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Stand with Malala
The National Geographic Channel wanted to drive viewership for their airing of He Named Me Malala a…
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Take Down Gun Violence
On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging…
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The Economist's Pride & Prejudice
The Economist has a rich history of championing individual rights and advocating for positive ch…
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The Future of Hate — Stop HB757
In February 2016, Georgia legislators passed HB 757, a bill that legalized discrimination against t…
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The Ugly Truth
“The Ugly Truth” public awareness advertising campaign aims to shine a light on the realities of se…
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Using VR & Livestreaming to Combat Child Trafficking
ERASE unveiled its latest powerful virtual reality media project in the fight against child traffic…
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We Were Strangers, Too
Today, one in every 113 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refug…

Nominees

finalist
"Hands" - A Song for Orlando (Lyric Video)
In the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Interscope, GLAAD, Justin Tranter, and a …
finalist
#LetHawaiiHappen - A Surprise Wedding
To appeal to the romance audience, the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau tasked its advertisin…
winner
#MyPotential: Leveraging Storytelling to Transform America’s Criminal Justice System
Harnessing the power of social media to create social change, #FREEAMERICA launched #MyPotential th…
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#TheReal10
The new 10 ten dollar bill was intended to celebrate women's equality in the United States. The pro…
ACT/ART: Criminal Justice Reform
Criminal justice reform is a cause firmly supported by The White House and a passion point for ACT/…
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Celebrates Love for the Ages
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly's LGBT platform is one of the brand's longest standing and most cherished ma…
Bread Company Seeds Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Backgrounds
Maker of the nation's no. 1-selling organic bread, Dave's Killer Bread (DKB) is known for its su…
finalist
Calling All Who Demand Answers
This past March, the Republican Presidential debate arrived in Detroit, Michigan, a city where mino…
finalist
Fair Food Program Community Engagement
The Fair Food Program has developed a new model for Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) base…
finalist
Fueling Donations for National Give OUT Day!
National Give OUT Day (NGOD) is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, but it's a…
finalist
George Takei fights HB2 with "You Can Pee Next To Me"
In March 2016, North Carolina's governor signed the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2). Among othe…
finalist
It Got Better Season 3
The majority of the audience was drawn to the content via PR or organic social media: 144 million P…
finalist
LOKAI INNOVATES WITH FACEBOOK MESSENGER AND INVITES THE WORLD TO WALK TOGETHER FOR CHARITY:WATER
Take a complex global crisis affecting 663 million people and simplify it down to a chat between tw…
finalist
Lemonade
The objective of Lemonade is to feature real people who have overcome life-changing obstacles. This…
finalist
Logo Global Ally
Logo's Global Ally pro-social campaign is a year-long storytelling project to share the stories of …
finalist
MTV Decoded
America is at a boiling point with racial tension, so of course we're going to have a digital show …
finalist
MTV's "Look Different" Campaign
MTV's Emmy Award-winning "Look Different" campaign helps America's youth better recognize and chall…
finalist
MasterCard Restroom For All
MasterCard firmly believes that #AcceptanceMatters, yet this year in the US, acceptance in the form…
Mayor of London: Team London Speed Volunteering App
Team London, the Mayor's volunteering program for London, makes it quick and easy for Londoners to …
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Maytag Pride
When marriage equality became a law in the United States, bakers across the country began refusing …
No League of Their Own: Transgender Athletes
2015 was a formative year for transgender athletes with Caitlyn Jenner publicly announcing her name…
finalist
Stand with Malala
The National Geographic Channel wanted to drive viewership for their airing of He Named Me Malala a…
finalist
Take Down Gun Violence
On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging…
finalist
The Economist's Pride & Prejudice
The Economist has a rich history of championing individual rights and advocating for positive ch…
finalist
The Future of Hate — Stop HB757
In February 2016, Georgia legislators passed HB 757, a bill that legalized discrimination against t…
finalist
The Ugly Truth
“The Ugly Truth” public awareness advertising campaign aims to shine a light on the realities of se…
finalist
Using VR & Livestreaming to Combat Child Trafficking
ERASE unveiled its latest powerful virtual reality media project in the fight against child traffic…
Visa 360° of Acceptance
As a 30-year sponsor of the Olympic Games, Visa wanted to extend their vision of universal acceptan…
finalist
We Were Strangers, Too
Today, one in every 113 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refug…