4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the finalist announcements in mid-October.

Best in Virtual Reality

This award honors the most creative and effective use of virtual reality in a social good campaign, initiative or project.

See previous winners and honorees here.


In a different sense: a VR dive into the lives of people with disabilities
Our Better World (OBW) is a digital storytelling platform, an initiative of the Singapore International Foundation that tells stories across Asia to inspire people online to take action and create a positive impact in the world. OBW’s mission is to inspire action through impact storytelling. Towards that end, OBW decided to tell stories in vi...
Rotary International Virtual Reality
Since 1985, global polio eradication has been Rotary’s top philanthropic goal through its PolioPlus program and End Polio Now campaign. Within the larger Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Rotary’s chief role is fundraising, advocacy, raising awareness and mobilizing volunteers. Rotary has contributed more than US$1.9 billion dollars an...
Starlight Virtual Reality
Starlight Children’s Foundation’s mission is to deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families.  Since 1982, Starlight has worked with leading companies, brands, and healthcare professionals to identify, leverage, and customize emerging technologies to create effective and scalable programs that transform the hospital experien...
The Magic Snow Globe
Honda has supported the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation for over three decades. This year, in addition to a donation, we wanted to create a special experience specifically for kids who were stuck in the hospital over the Christmas holidays. These kids dream of being able to take part in regular winter activities like other kids, but can’t becau...
X-Ray Fashion
X-Ray Fashion was conceived to educate industry leaders, consumers and policy makers about the effects of the garment industry on the environment. The fashion industry is the second largest contaminant in the world, due to the ever-increasing clothing production. We want to use VR as a tool to focus on the issue of fast fashion and raise public ...


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 winners will be announced at the ceremony On NOVEMBER 14TH.