5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

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 all of Los…
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: gender-base…
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, selflessness and co…
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…
The Virtual National Forest
For the Black Forest® brand, the forest is a huge part of who we are. It’s in our name and at the root of our belief that all choices, big and small, can make a real difference for us and our planet. In 2019, we leveraged social media to help raise $100,000 to plant 100,000 trees across U.S. National Forests impacted by wildfires. In 2020, we wanted to see …
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 understanding that C…
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 on provid…

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!