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 News and Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of digital and/or traditional media channels to disseminate news and information that will make the world a better place. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Lessons of Auschwitz: VR tribute by school students
The Holocaust. One of the most inhumane events in history in which approximately 6 million Jews were deliberately and systematically exterminated during World War II by the nazis. The Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and its endless barracks in ruins, remain one of the world’s most painful memorial sites and serve as a living reminder of wha…
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AARP: Helping the 50+ Community Navigate COVID-19
In March 2020, the United States was plunged into the COVID-19 pandemic. As a society, we were dealing with something we’d never faced before; there was little information and a lot of fear. As the situation unfolded, it became evident that older adults were the most at-risk for social isolation, severe illness and death from the new coronavirus. …
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Important, Not Important newsletter
The world is changing faster than anyone could have ever imagined -- from COVID to climate, from clean energy to antibiotics, war to artificial intelligence. The deluge of news is nearly impossible to fully digest, much less act upon. And yet it's more vital than ever that each of us understand what's going on, and how it's all connected. How this…
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Start Here
Al Jazeera Digital’s video explainer series Start Here was created to help people re-engage in important global conversations. Every week we unpack the big issues for people who might be confused, overwhelmed or just feeling out of touch with what’s going on.  When the coronavirus took hold in March, large parts of the world went into lockdown.…
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redfish
In response to the global social and political unrest  of 2019 (Catalonia, Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Lebanon, France etc) and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, we wanted to give coverage and attention to what was happening in a visually interesting way that would reach a massive audience via social media without compromising…

Nominees

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