3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

Best Social Movement Campaign

This award honors the best campaigns supporting social activism movements and cultural moments. Campaigns run by brands and organizations to bring about social change for various political, social, and environmental issues are eligible.
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#GivingTuesday: One Day to Make a World of Difference
We are building the biggest philanthropic movement in history. We are a team of millions, representing all faiths and political views, working in dozens of countries.#GivingTuesday was born on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days dedicated to shopping and getting the best deals. We saw an opportunity for a day focused on giving. People eve...
#WeDoGood: Building a movement for social good
As a social enterprise, B Corp, and benefit corporation, we aim to create a positive impact on society, environment and are required to annually report our overall social impact. As such, we have created a "We Do Good" campaign utilizing the following channels to promote our social impact to our employees, customers and communities.The campaign is meant t...
Bridging the Data Gap: Engaging New Audiences in Environmental Justice
The Sierra Club is an incredibly unique organization in the environmental conservation space, in that they view environmental and social justice as intimately intertwined. While they placed tremendous dedication in realigning their equity, inclusion and justice values, and repositioning their voice and efforts to reflect that message, the work became even...
Enough
Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, students from across the country rose up to demand change. MTV leveraged its various platforms to lift up and amplify the voices of those young people activating, in turn inspiring countless others to engage in the fight to end gun violence.The campaign kicked off during the National School Walkout on March 14, w...
How Brilliant Earth Is Redefining the Diamond Industry
In 2005, when Beth Gerstein was about to be engaged, she and her fiancé experienced firsthand the challenge of finding a diamond engagement ring that represented her values. Most jewelers didn't know where their diamonds came from, nor could they demonstrate that the diamond was untainted by issues including violence, child labor, and environmental degrad...
My LA2050 Activation Challenge
From economic inequality to environmental degradation, every global civic challenge exists in Los Angeles. Fortunately, Los Angeles hosts a vibrant community of innovators crafting solutions to tackle these issues. At the Goldhirsh Foundation, we believe that these and all Angelenos should be stewards of LA's future.An initiative of the Goldhirsh Foundati...
RestaurantHER
Women represent only 19% of chefs, and 7% of head chefs, across the culinary world. Beyond that, women chefs earn 28% less in base pay than their male counterparts.Grubhub recognized these issues and saw the need for serious change. So we started RestaurantHER to champion and support restaurants, and raise awareness about inequality in the restaurant indu...
SONGS OF CHANGE Campaign
Objective can be found in our video case study:
SheIS x USTA Embrace All
In 1973, the US Open became the first of the Grand Slams to offer women equal prize money with their male counterparts, the only one of the four majors to do so in the 20th century.Continuing its commitment to gender equality, the US Open has now asked some of the biggest names in women's tennis to come together in support of "SheIS," a new initiative whi...
Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) started the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run at Valley Forge National Park 13 years ago to help raise money to support the park and its programming. The park is known nationally and internationally, so the VFTCB feels it's important to promote this gem of a destination.
You Click, We Give—How the Pursuit of Profit Can Advance the Good of Society
At Givewith, we believe the pursuit of profit can (and should) simultaneously improve the world around us. That notion inspired the basic tenets of our mission, which is to harnesses the power of commerce—through media, advertising and business transactions—in order to benefit the world's most trusted nonprofits. Together, we are transforming the nexus of...
“Tell The Full History” Campaign (African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund)
Over the last year our nation has been engaged in a necessary and long overdue conversation about the way our history is represented in public spaces and culture. We see this in the movement to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, and in movies like Hidden Figures, which brings the brilliant black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson into the s...

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