2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

Best in Public Health

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to promote and protect the health of people and the communities they live, learn, work, and play in.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#BeBetter Road Safety Tour by TaskUs
Hit and run cases may have diminished since 2010, though the numbers remain to be alarming. Media shared in October 2015 that WHO estimated about 10,379 instances of traffic deaths, with only 1,513 deaths were officially reported.These numbers remain numbers until it hits closer to home. In the 9th of August 2016, Jeremy Neil Z. Imperial, a Teammate from ...
#IDEFY
For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been a leading healthcare provider for millions of Americans. But the organization is facing an unprecedented threat as the Trump administration seeks to strip Medicaid reimbursements and cut millions off affordable, preventative health care.This would disproportionately shatter the lives of millions of young Ame...
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is workin...
Dancing Romance
How to boost the visibility and switch the image of Fondation Visio from a small regional foundation image to an international foundation image ?How to change the image of immobilism that is sometimes associated to foundations ?
GIVE THE TALK
In the digital age, the average age of exposure to porn is 11-years-old. Additionally, 87% of hardcore online porn is either verbally or physically violent towards women and overall leaves unrealistic expectations. Psychologists, sex educators, and teachers state that today, it's never been more important for parents to talk to kids about the difference b...
Herstory
Women's rights are human rights and the struggle for equality has been one of the most important battles in the 20th and 21st centuries. Herstory is an animated short series that looks at issues integral to that struggle: reproductive rights.Our objective was to educate our audience on the ways in which women's reproductive rights are still at risk: from ...
How to talk about STDs
STIs continue to be a significant public health concern in the U.S. The CDC estimates 20 million new STIs occur each year in the U.S., and many STIs are on the rise. One in two sexually active people in the U.S. will get an STI at some point in their life. Some communities are disproportionately affected by STIs - young people are hit the hardest. Half o...
How truth “Woke” Teens Up to a Public Health Epidemic & Social Injustice
Engaging teens in a conversation about tobacco isn't easy. Somewhere between scare tactics and public health PSAs, their ears have learned to tune out the subject. truth® strives to make the issue relevant to this critical audience by connecting smoking to the things teens care about most – like their friends, pets, the environment, and even social justic...
Little Lungs in a Great Big World
In the U.S., cigarette smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, homicide, suicide, illegal drugs, and fires combined. Addressing teen tobacco use continues to be important in the fight against smoking – and its costs to the nation's public health – because nearly nine out of 10 adult daily smokers started smoking before they were 18 ye...
PUSH
In 2011, Ken Frazier President and CEO of Merck (known as MSD for Mothers outside of the U.S. and Canada) launched Merck for Mothers (MFM), a 10-year $500M initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.After five years, the initiative wanted to ensure they could inspire new audiences, remaining releva...
Parents of Fertility
30 Million couples in India are infertile, but only 5% approach clinicians. Infertility issues are considered as Taboo and most often the inability to conceive is blamed on the woman. Surveys suggest couples wait for an avg 14.4 months before they seek any help . Few directly go to an Obs Gyn & may after multiple unsuccessful treatments are then referred ...
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 30th Anniversary Gala
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island makes magic for kids and their families at their most vulnerable moments.The Ronald McDonald house relies completely on the time and donations of its community to take care of ill children and their families, so they can focus on getting better. For their 30th anniversary, they trusted Moment Studio to tell their s...
Take Down Gun Violence
Take Down Gun Violence:On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging on how to manage the epidemic of gun violence, something needed to be done to save lives now.Inspired by public safety choking communications, we created shooting survival posters, website, social pages and video. Designed to be displ...
“Rise Above Cancer” (WWE & Susan G. Komen)
The partnership between WWE and Susan G. Komen launched in 2012 with the successful "Rise Above Cancer" campaign and has generated nearly $2 million for Komen to date. For the past five years, WWE has utilized a 360°degree approach for this partnership through merchandise sales, in-kind and earned media support, live events and volunteer opportunities. Du...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.