3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

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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Business or Exploitation?
truth® is America's longest running and most successful national youth smoking prevention campaign, but many teen smokers have grown immune to warnings about their health. Lost is the fact that tobacco remains the number-one cause of preventable death in America, killing 540,000+ Americans annually. Our number-one goal remains unchanged: Decrease the smok...
Consumer Reports Warning to Avoid Romaine due to E. Coli Outbreak
Following an E. Coli outbreak that sickened dozens of people across the U.S. and Canada in early 2018, Consumer Reports (CR) sought to raise awareness of a public health issue and demonstrate its authority on food safety research and insights. After analyzing real-time public health data in early 2018, CR determined that romaine lettuce was the likely so...
Coverage Coalition
Millions of people benefited from The Affordable Care Act. Especially those who were most in need and previously lived without health care. Those living in poverty and suffering from life-threatening illnesses, chronic illnesses, rare diseaeses. disabilities and preexisting conditions finally had coverage options.Advertising played a crucial role in infor...
Creating a Global Healthcare Movement
In April 2018, Cura and the Vatican's Pontifical Counsel held its biennial conference, Unite to Cure, in The Vatican. Pope Francis personally attended and offered a historic address to attendees, which included over 350 influential figures in health, medicine, entertainment, nutrition, faith, philanthropy and government from around the world, as well as p...
Drivers of Change
As a new brand in the Irish market, mytaxi wanted to build its relationship with driver and connect with Irish people.International research shows that the best way to challenge mental health stereotypes is through first-hand contact with people with experience of mental health problems [Mental Health Foundation, UK]. Based on the simple insight, that tax...
FNV Campaign
We're on a mission to get the world to eat more fruits and veggies. Fresh, frozen, canned and dried — The Partnership for a Healthier America has united every type of fruit and veggie under one awesome brand: FNV. With a dash of playful creativity and boatloads of passion, FNV is harnessing the power of marketing to promote fruits and veggies in the same ...
Give a Spit About Cancer
DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people (6 million and counting!) and social change in the world, teamed up with Johnson & Johnson and Be The Match to help raise awareness for an important yet often overlooked health issue: racial disparities within donor registration. This campaign first started in 2013 by DoSomething.org and Be The Ma...
NFL Play 60 Challenge
Physical activity produces physical, psychological and social benefits, and inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Many kids don't get enough physical activity, and as a result, over 33 percent of U.S. children, ages 2 to 19, are overweight or obese. In 2006, the American Heart Association and the National Football League began working to...
Premier Health Opioid Awareness Campaign
Opioid abuse has become a critical issue facing the entire country, and it is especially rampant in Ohio. The goal of our campaign aims to primarily combat the opioid epidemic in Ohio. The work was designed to fight the epidemic on as many fronts as possible and reinforce the message through several different mediums. Integrated media was a driving stra...
Prescribed to Death
With its mission to eliminate preventable deaths in America, the National Safety Council (NSC) is facing a new killer of unprecedented magnitude. The opioid crisis is now the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. Although Americans have heard about the crisis, 40% don't consider prescription pain medication as a threat to their family.But the facts are chi...
Pure Imagination Project
An unfortunate truth is that many believe Alzheimer's is just memory loss when, in fact, it's a fatal disease for 47 million people worldwide. Every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Yet Alzheimer's often remains out of the news and social media conversation. The Pure Imagination Proje...
Saved By The Scan
To build public awareness of lung cancer – the number 1 cancer killer of men & women – we launched the first national PSA campaign to educate Americans about a lung cancer screening for those at high risk. This potentially lifesaving low-dose CT scan can detect lung cancer in the early stages, before symptoms arise, when more treatment options are availab...
See Now: Campaign To End Avoidable Blindness
Around the world, there are 223 million people who are blind - but 4 out 5 shouldn't be. With basic access to quality eye care, hundreds of millions of people living with avoidable blindness could have had their condition prevented or their sight restored.This is an issue that does not discriminate. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 4 kids have a vision problem tha...
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...
Universal Community Planning Tool
The Universal Community Planning Tool was developed by the Garrett County Health Department in Garrett County, Maryland (Appalachia) with support from the Public Health National Center for Innovations, a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as an open source, innovative model to increase transparency an...
VH1 Hip Hop Squares + Truth
Big Tobacco went to court for racketeering in 2006. After 10 years of dragging out the legal proceedings and ultimately their punishment, they are finally being forced to come clean by issuing court-mandated corrective statements to the public. VH1 + truth partnered to utilize VH1 programming and talent to expose Big Tobacco's lies and force them to wear ...
Your Voice Lives On
There were approximately 1,081 fatalities caused by public shootings in the United States last year alone. Creating a public health crisis from coast to coast. With arguments raging on how to manage this growing epidemic, we felt compelled to give people a platform to voice their concerns. Dead or alive.
Zombie Studio
For years, Barretos Cancer Hospital carried on its name a disease that scares and repels. In 2016, we took off "cancer" from the hospital's name to call it officially "Hospital de Amor". Our main objective now was to communicate this change.

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