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 in Youth & Family

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that advances the safety, health and well-being of children and their families. This can include protecting at-risk youth and providing the civil, legal, educational, and institutional support that they need to lead positive, productive lives.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Keep Learning and Stay Safe Under COVID-19 Through K-Pop
1.5 billion students and youth across the planet have been affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to urge the world to unite in support of these 1.5 billion learners, Millenasia partnered with non-profit organization Varkey Foundation, UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition and K-pop artists to create “Be…
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Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems!
When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down schools and confined families to their homes, well-known children’s author and Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems wanted to help provide some much-needed relief from anxiety and isolation with a productive, calm and fun activity to do together — doodling! Our objective was to reach these…
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The Pledge for Paternity Leave
Since 2010, Dove Men+Care has been committed to expanding men’s opportunities to care by addressing stereotypes around masculinity, fatherhood and sports. In 2018, the brand grew its purpose from simply celebrating the caring role of men to driving action around an issue that’s been preventing dads from caring – the lack of paternity leave. Thr…
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What's Love?
The Los Angeles LGBT Center wanted to raise awareness of their services to support families of LGBTQ+ youth on National Coming Out Day (October 11). Parents who need to hear our message are those struggling to accept their teen’s coming out. By demonstrating the impact a parent’s rejection has on their teen’s well-being we proved that they have th…
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You Can't Imagine the Reward
Most parents don’t know that adopting a teen is an option, and when they do think about adopting a teen, they fear they’ll fail a child who has been failed in the past. This leads to lower adoption rates for teenagers, who wind up spending 50% more time in foster care than younger kids. The goal of this project was to change that perception and in…

Nominees

DBS-ITE Financial Literacy Curriculum Partnership
A 2017 financial planning attitudes survey commissioned by Singapore's MoneySense Council found that Singaporeans generally understand what it takes to be financially healthy, but knowledge does not necessarily translate to action. DBS Bank's follow-up data study found that Singapore tertiary students only had enough emergency savings to last them 1 week to…
Good People: Shoot Basketballs Not People
The objective of the series “Good People” is to meet the inspiring changemakers who have dedicated their lives to creating a positive impact in their communities. In this episode, we profiled Gary Mills and his organization “Shoot Basketballs, Not People,” which aims to decrease gun violence through basketballs. With his organisation, Mills has created a sa…
Holistic Home: The Alex House Project
In this series and specifically this episode we focused on highlighting an organization that took a holistic approach to parenthood. With the Alex House Projects focus on community and specifically low - income families and single parents we found their holistic approach really highlighted the importance of looking at the “whole picture” when it comes to pa…
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…
LIFE'S GOOD: EXPERIENCE HAPPINESS
In 2017 we developed a program aligned with LG’s CSR vision of cooperating toward a better, happier life.  We chase happiness every day, but what does it mean to be happy?  Experts define happiness in a number of ways, including the ability to consistently recognize that life’s good, even if it’s hard sometimes. For many American teens, life can be pretty h…
POSB PAssion Kids Run and Community Outreach: Bettering the Lives of Children and Youth
Fondly known in Singapore as the People’s Bank, POSB, a subsidiary of DBS Bank, is committed to community outreach. One of the causes POSB has championed over the years is bettering the lives of our children and youth. We seek to empower the young by supporting community development and promoting financial literacy. We collaborate with our corporate strateg…
Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn in partnership with Discovery Education
Parents are the leading influence on their kids’ decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol. Research shows that since 2003 underage drinking has declined 50% and conversations between parents and their kids about alcohol have increased 73%, a testament to the power of opening the lines of communication to start conversations about the prevention of unde…
Talking Is Power
Power to Decide believes that all young people should have the opportunity to pursue the future they want, and follow their intentions. We provide objective, evidence-based information about sexual health and contraceptive options so young people can have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. The data t…
WE ARE THE DREAM: ROAD TO YOUR DREAMS
To shine a light on HBO’s We Are the Dream as well as to raise awareness around the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, we created the Road to Your Dreams Workshop. The story of We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest chronicled the journey of children who participated in the Oakland MLK Oratorical Festival, a stirring public speaking competi…
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…
ZOOM Into Action
When the pandemic forced offices and schools across the country to shut their doors, GBH started to see @-mention after @-mention pop up in our social media account notifications. Everybody was Zoom’ing! Business executives, teachers, students, you name it. Not surprisingly, as multiple generations of Americans became more and more familiar with the remote …

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.

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