THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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Best in Corporate Social Responsibility

This award recognizes programs, projects or initiatives by socially-conscious brands, agencies or organizations whose operations prioritize reducing harm and making a positive impact in society. Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives include employee volunteering and donation programs, sponsorships, environmental sustainability policies and advocating on behalf of political and/or social causes.
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#BreakUpBigTech
The latest developments around Big Tech and its unfettered influence on our communities nationwide …
Advancing Equity in Medicine
From the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to ongoing police brutality an…
Advancing Racial Equality & Economic Opportunity
As COVID-19 strained community resources, Bank of America marshalled support to critical local life…
Chevron's 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report Launch Campaign
The 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report (released in May 2021) was designed to highlight how the p…
Combating climate misinformation on Pinterest
We know from engaging with climate experts that climate disinformation on digital platforms is a se…
Dr. EV-il Fights Climate Change
How do funny, fictional characters engage in serious, real-world issue like climate change? For Gen…
Eva NYC: 100% Recyclable Forever
About us Eva NYC is the only masstige haircare brand with an aluminum portfolio that is 100% rec…
Free TV's Free Movie Weekends - Pluto TV Gives Back
In 2021, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, launched a “free movie weekend” i…
Group Black
Group Black is a first-of-its-kind media collective and accelerator rooted in the advancement of Bl…
Helping Small Businesses Become 'Digital Ready'
COVID-19 illuminated the importance of having a digital footprint for small businesses, with so man…
LG Second Life
In 2021, LG set out to reinforce their commitment to sustainability while washing away the notion t…
LOWE’S 100 HOMETOWNS
For Lowe’s, 2021 marked a historic milestone - the 100th birthday of a company that has grown from …
Mental Health Youth Action Forum
More than 18 months into COVID-19 and amidst an unprecedented youth mental health crisis, MTV Enter…
More Than That With Gia Peppers - Season 2
2020 was a turning point for brands and agencies. A convergence of health and social crises forced …
OpenX: Path to Net-Zero
Thanks to the power of the internet, and the precision of digital advertising, brands are able to r…
Project Courage
Studies have shown that stress and anxiety have negative health effects on children in the hospital…
Project:SugarFree
Between 2,000-3,000 children in Washington state are presently being trafficked for sex. Trafficker…
Protect Our Pollinators
Maybe you’ve heard that 1 out of every 3 bites of food humans eat is made possible by pollinators; …
Rare Impact by Rare Beauty - Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
The Rare Impact Fund is part of Rare Beauty’s commitment to give people access to the resources the…
Sperry "Reclaim Your Water" Docuseries
Sperry the iconic American footwear brand known for creating the original boat shoe, was born on th…
The Crown Act - Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair
The impact of hair discrimination cannot be overstated. Schools and workplaces across the country o…
The Progress Project by Hyundai
Montgomery, Alabama, is a city known for its tradition, food, music, and art—all fueled by the Blac…
Tidewater/Getty Pipeline Project
Last fall, Chevron partnered with the National Park Service and the Musconetcong Watershed Associa…
Work For Humankind
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our relationship to work – both how we work and where we work. And wh…