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From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Public Service Announcement

This award honors the most creative and effective public service announcement run across any platform.

See previous winners and honorees here.


A Teddy Bear Tackles the Trauma of Animal Experimentation
The general public needs to know that every year, more than 100 million mice, rats, monkeys, cats, …
AMC Networks Black History Month PSA Campaign
Each year, AMC Networks aims to elevate awareness around Black History Month and share poignant and…
silver honor
Bring Good Home
Goodwill was getting a bad rap. Public opinion was full of misperceptions, including that the store…
silver honor
Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. S…
Have #TheTextTalk
The campaign was inspired by today's growing need to address the dangers of driving distracted. Rec…
Love Calls Back
Coming out to family and friends is one of the most nerve-wracking moments in the lives of LGBTQ+ p…
MTV's Save Our Moms
The US is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth: between two and three wome…
Over the past decade, there has been a 44% increase in the number of young Americans who have been …
Operation Prevention
Launched in 2016, Operation Prevention was developed to combat the prescription opioid and heroin e…
gold honor
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 “medic…
The Plastic Ocean PSA
At a time when mainstream brands are beginning to pay attention to the banning of single use pla…
bronze honor
Unbreaking America
Since 2012, RepresentUs—the nation’s largest right-left anti-corruption organization—has been worki…
Younger Violence Against Women Act PSA
Together, with the United State of Women and Civic Nation, TV Land joined forces on a Public Servic…