13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Emergency Relief

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that provides relief and resources to affected communities in the wake of a natural disaster or tragedy.

See previous winners and honorees here.


One World: Together at Home
Global Citizen’s sole focus is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. But in 2020, with the growing spread of COVID-19, Global Citizen immediately realized that this virus would have a massive impact on the ability to reach that goal. Estimates have stated that the economic impact of COVID-19 could force an additional 71 million people into extreme…
Your Family. Your Home. Our Healthcare Heroes. Protecting Them All.
The world was brought to its knees this year by an unseen enemy. COVID-19 pushed our health community to the brink of disaster and devastated the very supplies depended upon to keep people safe. The extreme PPE shortages have been an incredibly dangerous challenge to frontline workers. While many companies tried to make disposable PPE equipment do…
Bacardi Limited COVID Relief for the Community & Industry
Family-owned Bacardi has been around for 158 years and survived pandemics, recessions, and even Prohibition with entrepreneurial thinking and a caring spirit. The 2020 pandemic is no different. As lockdowns escalated in March, Bacardi stepped in to help its community by leveraging its production capabilities to quickly provide much-needed hand san…
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by UN Foundation
COVID-19 showed us that diseases don’t respect borders; that humanity is only as strong as our weakest; and that we all depend on each other. The pandemic spread exponentially, and rapidly overwhelmed health systems, taking a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. So, when the World Health Organization (WHO) came to us in late February 2020 for help,…
Fullscreen Small Biz Playbook
There’s no denying that Small businesses have suffered a great impact and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. From a shortage of toilet paper on the shelves to the closure of non-essential businesses, these unprecedented times have fundamentally changed consumer shopping behavior. With a decrease in foot traffic, social media is the new Main Stree…


Covid-19 Response from World Bank Group
As the Covid-19 outbreak erupted the World Bank Group moved fast to respond to this in our projects and programs across 100 countries. Our communications team needed to keep our stakeholders, partners, and global audiences informed, engaged and have access to the most current development work happening in this arena. New digital strategies were quickly depl…
Restaurant Workers Relief Program
Independent restaurants are an essential ingredient to a vibrant community. They are also an essential ingredient to Maker’s Mark’s success. When COVID-19 shut down restaurants across America, Maker’s Mark sought to support and uplift the restaurant community through a collaboration with Chef Edward Lee and The LEE Initiative. Maker’s Mark helped launch the…
VOSS Donates More Than 700,000 Bottles of Water to COVID-19 Relief
When the coronavirus pandemic sparked an international public health emergency and what’s become the largest global health crisis of our time, medical first responders and essential workers all over the world were called upon to step up in new and unprecedented ways. As an independent company without the funding to offer significant monetary support like ma…
Ventilator SOS
Objectives: Generate widespread awareness of Ventilator SOS and its mission   Spark donation of sleep apnea machines and facilitate their placement into hospitals that need them  As the need for ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic became desperate, the COVID-19 Ventilator Rapid Response Team, a group of engineers, MDs, and industry adviser…

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