11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Environment & Sustainability

This award honors a program, project, or initiative executed to promote, protect, and preserve our environment.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Help Delhi Breathe
Air pollution is a global health crisis that causes over 6.5 million people to die prematurely every year. 1.6 million of those are in India, which houses 14 of the world's 20 most polluted cities. India's capital, Delhi is one of the world's most polluted cities with around 30,000 people dying prematurely every year due to toxic air. Despite s...
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It's not me, it's you: #CleanSeas break-up PSA
In 2015 alone, we produce 320 million tons of plastic-- the equivalent of 900 Empire State Buildings. The production of plastic uses ample amounts of nonrenewable, toxic substances, and annually at least 8 million tons of it leaks into the ocean where it can have serious implications for wildlife and marine ecosystems. UN Environment wanted to c...
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Reinventing Sustainable Impact – one HP Original Ink Cartridge at a time
Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has long-lacked adequate infrastructure. But when a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck in 2010, most existing roads were obliterated, along with thousands of residences, commercial buildings and schools. Without sound infrastructure, the population of Haiti has very limited access to...
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Save The Food - Phase Two
The problem of food waste is as easy to solve, as it is to overlook. While food plays a key role in shaping our identities and is highly celebrated in American society, each year up to 40% of food in the United States never gets eaten, translating to $218 billion lost, which includes the cost of food wasted on the consumer level, retail, wasted ...
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TD High Line Honey
Objective Our objective is to be a purposeful champion of Community and Environment and to leave a lasting and relevant legacy. Through partnership with Friends of the High Line, the non-profit caretakers of the park, TD is High Line's Presenting Green Sponsor which helps support the sustainability of the park. Friends of the High Line raises 98...
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Woobi Play
Our planet is facing some serious challenges these days. 92% of teh world's population are living with bad air quality. In 2016, UNICEF reported that 300 million children live in areas with the most toxic recorded levels of outdoor air pollution. Each year, more than 600,000 air pollution related deaths in children every year.. The numbers are s...

Nominees

BBC Plastics Action
To enable behaviour change in people who want to help make a difference to the plastic pollution of our oceans. When audiences were surveyed following Blue Planet II (a BBC Factual commission), 63% of people who watched the series said they wanted to change their behaviour in order to help stop pollution of the oceans. The aim of BBC Plastics Action was t...
Better Butts
We like butts. We like big butts, and we cannot lie. All butts. Except cigarette butts.Cigarette butts are the number one most littered item on the planet, and they leach toxins. More than 1.69 BILLION-WITH-A-B pounds of cigarette butts are discarded every year. And, of course, smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in America. So it w...
Bridging the Data Gap: Engaging New Audiences in Environmental Justice
The Sierra Club is an incredibly unique organization in the environmental conservation space, in that they view environmental and social justice as intimately intertwined. While they placed tremendous dedication in realigning their equity, inclusion and justice values, and repositioning their voice and efforts to reflect that message, the work became even...
Brita Filter for the Future
While students across the country are being put through the paces on fundamentals like reading, writing and arithmetic, school officials themselves are conducting water-quality tests to make sure students' well-being is protected, while also encouraging them to drink more water as a building block for overall health.Nationwide, these tests are uncovering ...
Chaco For Ever
Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina is a conservation NGO founded in 1977. We propose and implement solutions for the conservation of nature, promote the sustainable use of natural resources and responsible behavior in a context of climate change.At Vida Silvestre we have prioritized our work in 5 ecoregions, one of which is the Gran Chaco, the second larg...
DOVE® Chocolate and CARE® Partner to Empower Women in Cote d’Ivoire
Since 2015, Mars, Inc. has promised to empower women in Cote d'Ivoire, where 40% of the world's cocoa is sourced. As part of its long-term commitment to cocoa sustainability, Mars and its brands, including DOVE® Chocolate, conducted an assessment of women's involvement in cocoa farms in Cote d'Ivoire and found women weren't benefiting from the production ...
Going #PurpleForThePlanet with Sambazon
Sambazon has been fighting to protect the rainforest for almost two decades. As a brand that was founded on a commitment to social and environmental consciousness, the industry pioneer and market leader in the organic açaí category has been actively at the forefront of environmental protectionism in the Amazon since the beginning. Even the name, Sambazon,...
Green Production on The X-Files
For over a decade 21st Century Fox businesses have been industry leaders in advancing the environmental sustainability of film and TV production. "The X-Files" franchise has often been at the center of these efforts stretching back to the 2008 feature film "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" which helped define green production best practices for Fox and oth...
Naadam Park and the 75 Dollar Sweater
We wanted to translate real, micro-economic development and strategic non-profit work into a consumer-facing product that people could easily understand and purchase. The video project shows the life cycle of a product as a means of not only highlighting the meaningful work that gets done but the consumer value it creates. If you connect social impact inv...
National Geographic: Planet or Plastic?
Each year, 9 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. Unretrieved, it's estimated that it'll remain there for centuries, destroying the delicate ecosystems critical to not just our planet's health, but our survival here on earth. The good news is...it's a problem we can fix and it's exactly what National Geographic's Planet or Plastic? initiative is ...
Nest Solar Eclipse Rush Hour
Total solar eclipses only happen every few hundred years, and the fact that Totality passed through the U.S in August 2017 was a big deal. Amidst the hype, few paused to consider how this could affect our solar power. Nest had a solution. Their Rush Hour Rewards program invites users to pre-cool their homes, so Nest owners don't drain energy during peak h...
Picture This Festival For The Planet
The Picture This Festival for the Planet was established to celebrate everyday storytellers and change makers worldwide, showcasing the positive future they see for our planet through the art of film.GOALS:1) Increase global awareness ofthe Sustainable Development GoalsSony Pictures Television's (SPT) networks partnered withthe United NationsFoundation i...
PwC + HuffPo Video Series
The business world is changing...for good. PwC's Purpose + Profit Huffington Post video series highlights cutting edge organizations and inspiring leaders who are finding sustainable solutions to many of the world's toughest issues. Our goal is to raise awareness and inspire dialogue around the important role of purpose in business by generating views an...
Siemens Business to Society
As part of the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda, the long-term priorities are clear: End poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity. Siemens contributes to the achievement of these priorities by providing access to clean and affordable energy solutions, creating smart and livable cities and providing access to innovative healthcare systems. Ou...
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'...
Stanley Black & Decker Clean Tech Water Pump – social innovation in India
Stanley Black & Decker is passionate about driving sustainable environmental change and is committed to helping make a difference to individuals and organizations globally. This promise is defined in the company's ECOSMART™ environmental plan, underpinned by its purpose 'For those who make the world™' – the focus of all its communications and CSR programs...
The Curse of Palm Oil
Deforestation across Southeast Asia is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes facing our planet today. Asian rainforests are home to thousands of indigenous tribes and some of the richest biodiversity in the world. But both are under threat with vast rainforests being razed at an alarming rate to make way for palm oil plantations. From chocolate an...
Trash Tee
Mass manufacturing clothing is generally terrible for the environment—unless pains are taken to make it not so—but it's a pollution stream that's often overlooked.The brand, Everybody.World, has a staple product called the "Trash Tee," a 100 percent recycled cotton T-shirt, made from meticulously processed waste fibers. We needed to create awareness aroun...
UPS’s Rolling Lab: Driving 1 Million Cleaner Miles Every Day
UPS has always been an early adopter of innovative technologies. From introducing electric vehicles into our fleet in the early 1930s to investing more than $1 billion in alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure over the last decade, UPS is recognized as a leader in the development and utilization of sustainable transportation solutions.With more than...
Untangled Campaign
Every year, an estimated 640,000 tons of discarded fishing nets and commercial fishing gear pollute our oceans, damaging ecosystems and trapping marine life – that's ten percent of ocean plastic pollution. Because protecting our watery world is a core value, Costa Sunglasses created the Untangled Collection - a line of sunglasses made in collaboration wit...

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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

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