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. The early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Nonprofit Organization

This award honors efforts of nonprofit organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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"Together at Home" Instagram Concert Series
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…
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Global Goal: Unite for Our Future
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…
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Invisible People: Changing the Story of Homelessness
THE PUBLIC’S INABILITY TO RELATE TO HOMELESSNESS IS OUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO ENDING IT. Most people blame homelessness on the person experiencing it instead of on the shortage of affordable housing, gainful employment, living wages, childhood trauma, or countless other reasons that put a person at risk. This lack of understanding creates a dange…
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No Kid Hungry Live with Busy Philipps
Since 2008, No Kid Hungry has raised over $80M in funds through campaigns like Dine for No Kid Hungry by uniting the restaurant industry around the goal of ending childhood hunger in America.  For the past two years, No Kid Hungry carried out a roadshow with physical events across the country to kick off the campaign. In 2019, No Kid Hungry challe…
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The Ash Globe
For the first time ever in Sydney, it snowed at Christmas. But it wasn't a white Christmas, it was snowing ash.  As it rained down on cities across the east coast and our skies were choked with apocalyptic smoke from the worst bushfires in our country’s history, we looked to our leaders to do something..anything, but they refused to acknowledge…

Nominees

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. And as hot…
Art For Earth
Earth Day in April 2020 occurred during an unprecedented global crisis, a time in which people were craving feel-good, hopeful, and encouraging content and were looking for ways to keep themselves occupied at home, while still feeling connected to others. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we launched a week-long social media and digital influen…
Bright Spots Worth Celebrating
The McKnight Foundation is a private family foundationthat supports organizations working to advance a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. When Covid-19 forced a full stop on all in-person gatherings, programs, and services, many of our nonprofit partners had to shutter their doors. They met these daunting circumstanc…
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, we knew w…
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…
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program
Since 2003, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has co-led its annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and has worked collaboratively with the government and the private sector to provide Americans with easily accessible resources to protect themselves from cyber threats.…
Education City Speaker Series: Race and Identity in the 21st Century
Launched in November 2018, the Education City Speaker Series (ECSS) is aimed to build a community around knowledge sharing and discourse, provide a platform for Qatar Foundation (QF) and the wider community for open dialogue, discourse, and critical thinking, and increase QF's local and international brand awareness. One of our campaigns for ECSS welcome…
Heads or Tails
In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Heads or Tails was created as an Instagram show to address specific questions about finances, employment and physical/mental health issues. Helping make heads or tails of the situation our host and experts give the very best information and resources available.
Joke a Day for MDA
When Ethan LyBrand, an 11-year-old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was named the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2020 National Ambassador in January, he was gearing up for a U.S. tour to educate the general population on living life with Duchenne and to help raise funds for the organization. Then the pandemic hit, and Ethan was grounded. America…
Men Pay For Toilet Paper In Public Restrooms (Like Women Do For Tampons)
Men’s needs are completely met in public restrooms. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for women who, in 2020, still don’t have access to pads and tampons in most public restrooms. Many men don’t realize it's a problem because it’s not their problem, and yet, men predominantly control most buildings, facilities, and c-suites. So how do we get men to empa…
One Tree Planted: Mobilizing Millions for Reforestation
At a time when many are seeing the effects of climate change growing, it’s more important than ever to take action, stay motivated, and focus on what can be done to help the environment. You may not be able to fix global warming, but you can plant a tree for as little as $1. When millions of people do that, we can restore the world’s forests. Our mission…
Qatar Resilience Campaign
Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, Qatar Foundation (QF) launched a campaign promoting the Foundation’s commitment to innovation and readiness in responding, proactively, to the unexpected challenges caused by the crisis. This campaign, which we named the Qatar Resilience Campaign (QRC), reflects the pivotal role of the QF community in supporting the country's …
Showing the World That #CovidCantStopGOOD
As many as one-third of nonprofits will close permanently in the wake of COVID-19, with already under-resourced small charities suffering the most. And shutdowns occurred at the worst possible time for small nonprofits – just in time to cancel the spring fundraising events season, when small charities raise part of their operating revenue for the year. A…
Spot On Nightly: A one-night-only talk show all about periods, birth control, & tracking your cycle
Black, Latinx, transgender, and nonbinary communities disporportionately experience sexual and reproductive health issues.  According to the USHHS, while 80% of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50, Black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids than their white counterparts. Similarly, Black women are two to three tim…
St. Jude & Zach Sang present Prom from Home: Under the Living Room Lights
As schools closed early due to the spread of COVID-19 leaving many graduating seniors with cancelled plans and missed milestones, St. Jude teamed up with Zach Sang for Prom from Home: Under the Living Room Lights. The 3-hour program featured diverse talent and reimagined mission moments to specifically target and appeal to new multicultural youth audiences,…
THE AD COUNCIL & THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: OUR STORIES CAMPAIGN
More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's but less than half are diagnosed. While there's no cure for the disease, getting an early diagnosis is critical, as it can lead to better outcomes for both individuals with Alzheimer's and their loved ones. The prevalence of the disease is higher amoung African Americans and Hispanic adults.  Research s…
USAFacts Coronavirus Facts Campaign 2020: Ensuring Americans Have Facts During a Critical Time
USAFacts is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan civic initiative providing the most comprehensive and understandable single source of government data as an online resource of well-visualized data and trends in US spending, revenue, demographics and policy outcomes – aimed at helping to ground our public debate in facts on topical content throughout the year.  …

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the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.