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 use of Video

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of video content in a social good or cause-based marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Are You the One? Come One, Come All
MTV’s Are You The One? Come One, Come All is the first reality dating competition show in the U.S. whose entire cast is sexually fluid. The objective of our digital marketing campaign was to not only promote the show as we do every other season, but to use this new format as a way to educate current and potential fans about the LGBTQ+ community. We wanted...
Believe Sexual Assault Survivors Video
Code & Response
Natural disasters of apocalyptic proportion are occurring at a more rapid rate than ever before. More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths were caused by natural disasters since the start of the 20th Century. What if we handed over our code patterns and unleashed the creativity of developers from around the world to t...
Helping Working Parents #LetGuiltGo
In the Know: Innovation
The objective of In the Know: Innovation is to share important tech news with a wide audience and make it accessible and interesting in a world where the language surrounding tech news is often convoluted, high-brow, and only intended for an insider crowd. We share the latest and greatest news across all types of tech disciplines, featuring anything from ...
RuPaul's #DragRacePride
The riots at The Stonewall Inn in New York City 50 years ago marked an act of rebellion by members of the LGBTQ community. That history, until recently, has diminished the leadership of trans, non-binary and drag queens in Stonewall's legacy. We wanted to elevate the Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and solidify the monumental importance of the show in Quee...
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 to creating...
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 ...
Wente #MakeTime Campaign
Founded in 1883, Wente Family Estates is the oldest continuously-operated family-owned winery in the country. The winery and the Wente family is recognized for their influence in making chardonnay the best-selling varietal in the country, based on numerous accomplishments over the past 130 years. With the deepest respect for the knowledge passed down from...

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.