3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

Best use of Humor

This award honors the most creative and effective use of humor to enhance and amplify a social good message, campaign, or project. Describe how the work effectively uses comedic timing and form to deliver it's intended message.
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"Just Like Scott Pruitt" Real Estate Ad
Trump nominee Scott Pruitt—a self described "leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda"—became Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017. This put current environmental protections in danger.On March 29, ABC News broke the story that Scott Pruitt had possibly broken the law by renting a condo from a fossil fuel lobbyis...
Don't let others decide for you
Before the 2018 parliamentary elections in Hungary, most televisions did not air political ads - since by law they would've had to have them on for free, thus taking precious ad sales revenues away. At Comedy Central, however, we wanted to encourage our young audience to take part in the democratic process to see that their vote counts.
Have I Got News For You
In the early nineties when Have I Got News For You first aired, a once-a-week helping of satire worked. Now social media means jokes are shared in real time, so if a satirical show wants to stay ahead of the crowd, it has to join those conversations and excel at them.The social feeds for Have I Got News For You are designed to build upon the weekly satiri...
The Rich Want to Keep You Dumb
Humor can catalyze the learning process of even the bleakest subjects. Casual audiences want to learn about the ways in which certain entities are trying to influence and coerce them, but without an entertaining presentation, many people – possibly most – can't bring themselves to undertake that learning. And when this obstacle blocks learning about polit...
The UK Film Release of The Death of Stalin
The objective was to create a social campaign to promote 'The Death of Stalin' movie across multiple platforms that would reach/engage a wide audience, encourage ticket sales and spread critical and general positivity and awareness.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Dick
Smoking cigarettes is bad. Young people know this because they have been told again, again, and again. And then one more time for good measure. But it's still not enough. Each year, thousands of young people will pick up their first cigarette and shorten their lifespans by ten years on average. It's our job to deliver the facts and truth about smok...

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The late entry deadline for the shorty social good awards is september 20, 2018