3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

Best Documentary Short

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a short, documentary-style film to bring awareness to a social good campaign, initiative or project.

Finalists

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A Wish For Clean Water
At its core, Wishes Delivered is designed to increase positive brand sentiment for UPS during the challenges of the holiday season. The campaign features a collection of heartfelt stories that document the delivery of a life-changing wish for deserving people around the world. This year, James Leitner was one of those people. When we first caug...
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Can't Judge A Book
Mastercard has been a sponsor of the GRAMMYs for years, tying our passion for music with music's biggest night and celebration. But, we noticed a disturbing trend. While the biggest night in music tended to focus only on the biggest celebrities and musicians, everyone was starting to look the same.And we weren't alone. The New York Times said, "...
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How We Heal, A CaringBridge Series
The nonprofit CaringBridge has served as the world's witness to good stuff that comes out of bad stuff since June 7, 1997, when founder Sona Mehring, of Eagan, MN, launched one website to support two college friends whose daughter was born prematurely.Baby Brighid, delivered at 26 weeks and 1 pound, lived for just 9 days. On what would have been...
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One Girl's Future In the Skies
At its core, Wishes Delivered is designed to increase positive brand sentiment for UPS during the challenges of the holiday season. The campaign features a collection of heartfelt stories that document the delivery of a life-changing wish for deserving people around the world. We met Taylor and her family at the Women in Aviation event in Louis...
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Stop Blaming MSG for your Headaches
In making this short documentary, we wanted to dispel the myths surrounding Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a flavor-enhancing seasoning that many fear is harmful, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. MSG was widely stigmatized in the U.S. after a wave of flawed scientific research in the 60s and 70s claimed it wasn't safe to eat. Despite ...
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Through Our Eyes: Life in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Through Our Eyes Puerto Rico is the second episode of the NowThis Original series. "Through Our Eyes" is a virtual front row seat to the unknown and underreported worlds of young people around the world. Every episode in the series gives the raw point of view of someone living inside a political or humanitarian crisis, conflict area, or within...

Nominees

Heroines of Hope
The mission of Small Forces is to build bridges from global issues to local solutions by supporting grassroots organizations who, despite formidable obstacles, are creating a means to counter large-scale societal ills at a community level.The opioid crisis in America is expanding at an alarming rate. The medical and mental health systems are overwhelmed, ...
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 raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated, both in the U.S. and around the world. While the brand has been a part of Red Nose Day for several years now, the link between M&M's donation and the direct impact on beneficiaries was...
Spotlight on Hunger
MGM Resorts is dedicated to increasing its profile and reputation as a global leader in corporate social responsibility and even more specifically, around the issue of food insecurity. The primary goal of the campaign was to educate and inspire consumers by exposing them to the work MGM Resorts does in its communities as well as by articulating the brand'...
The Arrow Quintum
The Arrow Quintum is a demonstration team of five Paralympians with a common purpose — pushing their limits to inspire the next generation. These medal-winning athletes compete with disabling conditions ranging from missing limbs to blindness and paralysis. In this initiative, they tackled a series of outdoor sports in the backcountry of Colorado, includi...
The Words Matter: One Voice Can Make A Difference
In a time of increasing polarization and heightened concern for LGBTQ+ inclusion, The Words Matter: One Voice Can Make A Difference takes on one of the most salient issues of our time and brings it to a worldwide audience. For Procter & Gamble, The Words Matter is more than just a brand story—it is a surprisingly transparent and honest look at its history...
Trickle Up "Wilma"
Trickle Up (www.trickleup.org) is a non-profit organization that empowers the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, often women in extreme conditions, to take their first steps toward financial independence and social inclusion. We wanted to drive awareness and financial support for Trickle Up's mission.But we needed to avoid over-explaining the tec...

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City