12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The early deadline is on December 5th, 2019!

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 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Nonprofit Organization

This award honors efforts of nonprofit organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Dear Refugees
For World Refugee Day 2019, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) partnered with Big Spaceship to produce a multi-platform campaign designed to inspire the global public to renew their commitment to supporting — and welcoming — refugees.  With the number of refugees continuing to rise, and with more countries closing borders and refusing t...
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Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. Students learn terrifying lessons like how to barricade doors with tables and how to balance on toilet seats so that gunmen can’t see their feet. March For Our Lives — the student-led organization that emerged in the tragic wake of the shooting in P...
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Missed.Strokes
Over the past decade, there has been a 44% increase in the number of young Americans who have been hospitalized due to strokes, highlighting the fact that strokes often go undetected due to lack of awareness around stroke symptoms. The objective and goal of this campaign was to increase awareness of missed strokes during National Stroke Awarenes...
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Safer ≠ Safe
While smoking rates declined, a new threat to youth health and welfare arose: vaping. And this threat materialized quickly. In 2011, only 1.5% of high schoolers used e-cigarettes. By 2018, that number had soared to 20.8%, up 78% from the previous year. (CDC 2018) The enemy wasn't at the gates – it had already leapt over public health defenses. T...
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The Wage Gap: A Scary Truth
On average in the US, women earn about 80 cents for every dollar men make and women of color make even less. And while the public is increasingly aware of the wage gap between men and women, awareness alone hasn't moved the needle. To end wage inequality, The Women's Foundation works to do more than just inspire conversation. They're dedicated t...

Nominees

#BalanceForBetter - Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia
With advancements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the implementation of Vision 2030 - a series of economic and social reforms to drive progress across the nation, the kingdom is currently witnessing a new era filled with hope towards social and economic progress. Among the many announcements defined in Vision 2030 is a determination to reinforce the co...
A Day With The Play That Goes Wrong
What do you do with more than 2 million seats that go unsold on Broadway every year? Beginning in 2011, Situation Project began connecting high-performing New York City public schools in under-served areas with arts and cultural experiences. As a non-profit organization, we currently deliver at least two experiences to each participating student every ...
Alzheimer's Association - Science Hub
When the Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980, there was an urgent need to create a community that shared specialized knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s. Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Without a medical breakthrough, by 2050, that number will rise to nearly 14 million.  Now, almost 40 years ...
Child Victim's Act
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a one-year, one-time only chance to hold their abusers accountable in court. Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim servces agency, wants every survivor to know about this opportunity before it's too late. That is the primary objective of this campaign. The secondary objective is to create a survivor-fo...
Getting to the heart of our mission
Since its founding in 2005, The Humane League has focused on effectively ending the worst abuses in factory farming by securing strong animal welfare commitments from major foodservice providers, restaurants, food manufacturers and hospitality leaders around the world; enacting legislation; and empowering people to leave animals off their plates. Over the...
Goutful - American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) Goutful campaign debunks popular misconceptions about gout and supports chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are fighting this painful, chronic disease. Goutful helps CKD patients develop an understanding of their risk for gout, its relationship to CKD and the necessity of treating it as a chronic disease, rather than...
Helping A Son Retrace His Father’s D-Day Journey
Objective: Use a “snapshot experience” of one Road Scholar (RS) program participant to connect with a national audience and convey the brand essence. Road Scholar is a not-for-profit educational travel organization committed to making every journey an opportunity for participants to learn about themselves as they learn about other cultures and histo...
KHN/NPR #BilloftheMonth Investigative Series
When publishing partners KHN and NPR first began promoting the “Bill of the Month” series, we were shocked not only by the outrageous medical bills that consumers are faced with, but also how difficult it can be for even a doctor to successfully navigate the American health care system. From billing errors to astronomical surprise bills to insurers and ho...
PetSmart Charities Donor Appreciation -- Sponsored by You
“Where do my charitable donations really go? Am I really helping make a difference?” For 25 years, people have been donating at the PINPad in PetSmart stores — an obligatory reflex that almost never merited a second thought.  But a dollar here and a dollar there, over decades, has been the source of life-changing impact for pets and their humans via g...
Providing Hope & Health in East Africa
Partners for Care, a compassion-driven, nonprofit organization, exists to serve, equip, empower and encourage the Kenyan staff and partnering organizations we work with in East Africa to achieve the goal of eliminating needless suffering and death caused by preventable diseases – including malaria, HIV/AIDS, waterborne illnesses and malnutrition. Partners...
Roo High School, where no [sex ed] question is off-limits
In the US only 24 states mandate sex education. And only 13 of those states require it to be “medically accurate.” With sex ed funding decreasing and online misinformation increasing, teens have a massive knowledge gap in sex ed.  To solve this problem, Planned Parenthood created a judgement-free sex ed chat bot called Roo to answer all those awkward q...
Science Literacy Books for Science and Health Education and for Social and Economic Justice
The purpose of this non-proift publishing initiative is to bring science and health education, and social and economic justice issues to the attention of the general public in a language that could be understood by the average reader. The medium of communication is solely through writing non-fiction books after diligently having conducted factual research...
TGR EDU: Explore
TGR EDU: Explore seeks to equip students with problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.
Take Back the Prom
Prom is supposed to be a magical, memorable experience that every young person can celebrate. But for many LGBTQ+ students, interracial couples, students from low-income households, and others, going to prom is not an option.  DoSomething.org realized that there are still schools across the US that don’t allow young people to come to prom as same-sex o...
Vote.org Gets Out the Vote
In 2018, Vote.org, the nation’s leading non-partisan, nonprofit organization increasing voter turnout, set out to run the farthest reaching Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign in the United States. The campaign specifically targeted low-propensity voters, including registered people of color, first-time voters from the 2016 election, and young voters. Vote.o...

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the early deadline to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, DECEMBER 5TH.