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 use of User Generated Content

This award honors the most creative and effective incorporation of user generated content in a social good campaign, initiative or project.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#TeamLA Social Impact Campaign
At UCLA Health, our vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time. As COVID-19 struck, our patients were scared, and our commnity felt lost. As California's #1 hospital, UCLA took it upon itself to bridge the quarantined communities during an unprecendented lockdown and engaged our communities in the #TeamLA movement. #TeamLA is a way for …
ER Nurse Films Losing Battle With Covid-19
☝️ To amplify the best UGC during a collective crisis and to impactfully inspire viewers to take action for the greater good: Wear a mask! Social distance!  ☝️ To stand out in a sea of content during an unprecedented moment in the digital media sphere.  ☝️ To tell powerful human stories of sacrifice and humanity to inspire courage, selflessn…
Coping with COVID-19
A pandemic through a girl's eyes: 16 adolescent girls from nine countries film their lives under lockdown as well as their hardships, fears and hopes for a fair world. COVID-19 has made 2020 a difficult year for everyone. But for millions of teenage girls across the world, the pandemic was just another worry to add to their already long list: g…
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 …
World Bank Group – #YouthOnCovid19 Campaign
The coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly devastating impact on young people. The impact on jobs, education, and mental health have all fallen disproportionately on the younger generations in low income countries. But through their resilience and innovation, young people are also an important part of the recovery story. With an understand…


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