12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The regular deadline is on February 6th, 2020!

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 Pro Bono Campaign

This award honors the most creative and effective social good campaign with services offered to a brand, organization, or nonprofit for free.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Bring Good Home
Goodwill was getting a bad rap. Public opinion was full of misperceptions, including that the stores were for-profit, it was “Big Box thrift,” and frankly, it was boring. But that couldn’t have been further from the truth. For starters, Goodwill is a nonprofit driven by a strong mission: to help local community members overcome challenges by ...
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#VaccinesWork — UNICEF
Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – has increasingly become a global pandemic. In fact, the World Health Organization has ranked vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 health threats in the world for 2019.   Clearly, vaccination is important, but rather than scare people into awareness, we...
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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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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...
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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 trigge...

Nominees

Beverly's Birthdays: Icing on the Cake
Many kids have never had a birthday party of their own. Beverly’s Birthdays is a non-profit passionately committed to changing that fact. They throw birthday parties and spread cheer to those in need and drive awareness on the scope of the volume of families in need and child homelessness in the region. But to keep the party going, they needed help. That’...
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 to provide ...
GroundTruth Location for Good Program: Using the Power of Location to Inspire Real-World Change
No Kid Hungry removes the barriers that stand between a child and the healthy food they need, every day. Dine for No Kid Hungry is the organization’s year-round, restaurant-led campaign to raise funds to end childhood hunger in the U.S. For the month of September, No Kid Hungry partnered with leading location platform, GroundTruth’s CSR initiative, “Locat...
Kamp Grizzly - Oregon Justice Resource Center - Measure 11
This is a short animated PSA film in support of the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) to help raise awareness about the need for reform of Measure 11, a law which allows for some Oregon Youth to be prosecuted and sentenced as adults, without potential for early release. The film was created specifically for use on OJRC’s social media channels.  The...
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 Awareness Month an...
Somewhere To Believe In
At Stein IAS, Generosity of Spirit is our most important company value. Every year we choose a cause related Christmas project with the aim of activating our Generosity of Spirit internally, proving it to our external audience, and giving something back to the wider community.   Research into New York city’s homeless charities turned up a clear winn...
The Plastic Ocean PSA
At a time when mainstream brands are beginning to pay attention to the banning of single use plastic, creative agency Alkemy X has been a force in driving conversation around the issue.   Last spring, the creative brand helped to produce a powerful PSA for Sea Shepherd, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting marine...
WWF - #NoBuildChallenge
The depletion of the earth's natural resources is a major problem which humanity must fight against to save the planet and its inhabitants. Yet every year we continue to use more natural resources than the earth is able to offer.  Today some active young citizens who will inherit the planet left by the older generations are determined to make their voi...

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