4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is on August 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Behind the Lens: Living with a Rare Blood Cancer
Every year, millions of patients, families and caregivers are impacted by cancer in the U.S. Some cancers are more well-known than others, but for those impacted by rare blood cancers, including myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), it counts to have somewhere to turn to for reliable information and support. As a part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness ...
The Pardon: Jason Spyres
Jason Spyres got arrested for selling cannabis in Illinois. He understood that he broke the law, but he never imagined he'd serve a 30-year sentence. The sentence was severe, and once he finally served his time he met a new challenge that came with the sentence: $68,000 in fines and ruined financial credit due to those unpaid fines. Our goal of telling...
The Reef
For Revolutio Creative's Apple commissioned #shotoniphone branded documentary, the studio was able to rely on its experience with surf photography. The project took executive producer / director Sven Dreesbach and his crew through a one of a kind oceanic experience. The challenge was to document the iOS assisted work of a Maldives-based marine wildlife re...
Waste of Film
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention there were an estimated 1.4 Million suicide attempts in the United States in 2017. Suicide is also on the rise in the United States, which has significantly increased national media attention. The problem with this coverage is that it's often sensationalized, and as a result it's triggering more ...
When Neurodiversity Works
Companies today are looking to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at a lower cost. This requires fresh approaches and solutions to these ever-evolving challenges. To answer this need, IBM’s IGNITE Application Testing offering launched a program in 2017 to bring more neurodiversity into the workplace to bring...

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

The Shorty Social good awards regular deadline is on august 28, 2019.