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 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best use of Video

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of video content in a social media marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

"Fierce Compassion"
We aimed to create a powerful inspirational video to open the Skoll World Forum event to set the to…
"Still I Rise"
Globally, rifts are emerging along cultural, class, and political lines. Many feel that this divide…
winner
#EveryoneIsWelcome
Coming off the heels of President Trump's proposed travel ban, the travel industry was at a standst…
finalist
#MoreThanARefugee
65 million people have been displaced from their homes but the predominant media narrative presents…
#MyYoungerSelf
Every day in May, throughout National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute share…
finalist
#WeAccept
In November 2016, Airbnb publicly acknowledged widespread discrimination on its platform, and deman…
A Chance To See Again
Blue Chalk Media was hired by SEE International, a charity that pays for cataract operations to res…
A Hope Story: Dr Barry Kirby
The objective of this video is to show the work of Dr Barry Kirby, a general practitioner specialis…
Be Your Own Baby
Upstream USA is on a mission: to prevent unplanned pregnancies by making effective contraception ac…
finalist
Bronx Zoo Keeper Snaps
Following the success of "The Zoo," the first-ever docu-series on Animal Planet that gave viewers u…
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.Th…
Celebrate your flavors
To celebrate Pride month and support the LGBTQ community.
Chris Evans's Omaze Prank Video
In December 2016, we launched a campaign with Chris Evans with the goal of maximizing funds raised …
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Myanmar
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering…
Gigi Gorgeous "This is Everything" Premise Trailer
The trans community is at the center of this generation's civil rights movement. Despite some gains…
Good Fellow: Chieko Asakawa
The objective of this campaign was to build awareness and affinity for accessibility. The second ob…
IBM Science for Social Good Initiative: Saška Mojsilovic
The objective of this campaign was to build awareness and affinity for the IBM Science for Social G…
Money Doesn't Make it OK
The goal was to grab attention by attacking the claim that hunters actually help preservation by pa…
finalist
silver honor
Nothing But Nets Virtual Reality Film, “Under The Net”
When Nothing But Nets reached its tenth year, we wanted to find new, innovative ways to show the im…
On Valentine's Day, Say #IDONT to Child Marriage
Child marriage is a human rights violation. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widesprea…
Our Calling Video
The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a small organization with a big goal: conquer the fear of ca…
Our Story | This Free Life
This Free Life is the first-ever national tobacco-prevention effort dedicated to reaching LGBT youn…
PortTV: Behind-the-scenes look at environmental leadership at Canada’s largest port
The Metro Vancouver region is home to Canada's largest port and to more than 2.3 million local resi…
Project Alive
The objective was to raise funds and awareness for a clinical trial for Hunter Syndrome. Doctors an…
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 30th Anniversary Gala
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island makes magic for kids and their families at their most vuln…
finalist
gold honor
The Love Cam
Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the …
The Personal Is Powerful: Lori’s Story
It's no secret that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is no fan of Planned Parenthood. Time and time …
The Power of Clean
The daily struggle to find clean water around the world inhibits progress, particularly for hundre…
Twitter, #SheInspiresMe
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental tenets of how Twitter acts as a company. One important comp…
Tyler Oakley Presents Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience
Tyler's goal with the Chosen Family series was to educate and bring light to the current conversati…
Unboxing The End of Childhood
Childhood should be a time for children to play, learn, and develop to their full potential. Howeve…
Under Siege, Trans Youth Describe What It Means To Be a Friend to the LGBTQ Community
Transgender kids want you to know that Donald Trump is no friend of theirs -- no matter what he say…
Upworthy + Cricket Wireless - Fill My Basket
Cricket Wireless approached Upworthy in November 2016 to help drive attention to their "Something t…
WE Day
Celebrating the transformative power of individuals acting together, the WE Day Broadcast inspired …
What did we learn in school today?
Nearly 27% of Swaziland's population has HIV, but until recently, secondary school students neve…
World of Hyatt Celebrates a World of Understanding
The travel industry is in the midst of major disruption, and travelers are expecting more from bran…