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 Video Series

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a video series such as a digital web series or docu-series to bring awareness to and achieve a social good campaign, initiative, or project.

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CNN’s “Champions for Change"
In today’s contentious news environment, it’s easy to overlook those average people who quietly make big, positive impacts on society. “Champions for Change” spotlighted the unforgettable change makers, told their stories and inspired others to do good. 
Holiday Heroes
Every holiday has its unsung heroes, and AOL's video series "Holiday Heroes" highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities. The show profiles a vast assortment of these heroes, from Costume Connections in Austin, Texas, which helps children and families who are unable to afford store-bought costumes do just that, to a man w...
MTV News: The Breakdown
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, MTV created its first-ever midterm voting initiative to reach young voters (our demo 18-34, emphasizing new voters 18-22) in a way that fit their needs by rebranding voting as a social experience. Our goal was to motivate young voters to get to the polls, take a friend or family member, and make informed decisions.
The Build Up
The first season of “The Build Up” centers around Baltimore drummers Timothy Fletcher and Malik Perry who were discovered on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” After seeing them perform and hearing about their commitment to giving back to the people who have helped them along the way, Ellen DeGeneres wanted to delve deeper and pay it forward to them as well as o...
Topical Campaign Reboot: John & Jena, Jared & John and Femi & Joey
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...

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.