5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Finalists will be announced in mid-October!

Best use of Storytelling

This award honors the the most compelling and shareable social good campaigns, projects and initiatives using effective storytelling to reach a certain goal or objective.

See previous winners and honorees here.
ALL FOR 1
It's a bird, it's a plane. No, it's the next generation of young leaders. The future is now looking bright and full of activism, thanks to Nike and PAPER's 'All for 1' campaign which highlighted those who are breaking ground in their communities. In anticipation of its AF1 Triple Black release, Nike and PAPER shined a light on the strength and resilience…
Avatars Inc
As part of our multi-year partnership with All Nippon Airways (ANA) - the sponsor of our $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE - we launched a companion marketing campaign with the following objective: Elevate the overall conversation about avatars among the general public by creating a campaign that makes the topic of avatars accessible, relevant and excitin…
DiDi Hero
When the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, rideshare service DiDi had an opportunity to help drivers and riders get around safely, if they ever needed to. But while the majority of us were confined at home, healthcare workers were the ones bravely going to work every day to help keep the pandemic at bay; so they needed a safe, hygienic way …
Fighting Covid On The Farm
During the course of our response to the pandemic, in which Direct Relief has delivered more than $195 million worth of PPE, medicines, and medical supplies to over 2,500 recipients in the U.S., it became clear to us early on that one of the most vulnerable populations would be farm workers. Though our partners are usualy health care providers and public he…
Fortify Rights/Doha Debates Rohingya Instagram Fellows
In the world’s largest refugee camp, Doha Debates and human rights organization Fortify Rights are training young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh—survivors of genocide in Myanmar—on the basics of photography. We equipped three "media fellows" with mobile phones and they are now documenting their lives inside Cox's Bazar refugee camps for an entire year on I…
Goalcast best in storytelling
Goalcast’s objective is to become the world’s leading source of empowering short form content. We continuously push the envelope of storytelling so we can help our audience heal, catalyze change and achieve greatness. For generations people have gathered around to share learnings and convey our view of the world through stories. The only difference now i…
John Y. Brown Tribute
The Central  Kentucky chapter of the American Heart Association chose entrepreneur and former Governor John Y. Brown as its Man of the Year for 2020, and they turned to Wrigley Media Group to create a tribute to be shown at the Association’s annual Heart Ball.  Our charge was to create an engaging and heartfelt portrait of Governor Brown as seen through the…
Kindness is Contagious
We have been creating holiday videos for 10 years to entertain our clients with some holiday cheer and showcase our creative chops outside of healthcare.  But for 2019, we wanted to do something different.  We wanted this year’s video to bring warmth and positivity not just to our clients, Klicksters, and their families, but as many people as possible…
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 what evil can…
Music Moments
The Alzheimer’s Association wanted to leverage the universal love and connectivity of music to reach new audiences, drive awareness and concern for Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, and engage the public in conversation in order to advance the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Storytelling is instrumental in giving those who have been impacted by Alzheime…
The Endless Letter on Instagram Stories
Between 1941 and 1945 over 25 million letters were posted and delivered in the USSR. Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Victory against Nazi Germany we have revealed a unique collection of 7,000 letters that were carefully preserved for decades in family archives. So we decided to give them a new read in the format of Instagram Stories. “Endless Letter…
The Unified Generation
The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion in elementary, middle and high schools across the United States. The model offers a unique combination of activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sports, classroom and school climates of acceptance. These are school climates where studen…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!