3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

Best use of Video

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of video content in a social good or cause-based marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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1968.DIGITAL / Future History 1968
First documentary series in a mobile format "1968.Digital" (or Future History 1968 as seen on BuzzFeed News) brings the global battle for human rights to your smartphone.Protests and social movements are on the rise all over the world (#MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, #NoBanNoWall, #MarchForOurLives in the US) as right-wing parties are winning voters in Europe....
BNE 'Local' Series: Brisbane Airport brings the paddock to the gate
The BNE 'Local' series video content campaign was developed as an extension of Brisbane Airport Corporation's aim of bringing the unique personality and culture of our city and region into our Domestic and International Terminals through the sourcing, showcasing and celebration of truly local Queensland products, produce and brands.Having these items on o...
In The Know Conservation by AOL
In The Know Conservation by AOL is a social video brand within Oath, Inc aimed at creating and distributing content that furthers the missions of conservation and environmentalism. In just a few short months, the page has garnered +150 million video views on Facebook, highlighting products, stories and initiatives that are geared towards creating a more e...
In The Know Innovation by AOL
In The Know Innovation by AOL is focused on highlighting the foremost in innovative technologies and products. The Facebook page has videos that have covered everything from needle-less diabetes devices to products that help reduce water usage and more.
LIFEWTR - #BringArtBackToSchools
Right now in America, over 80% of schools face defunding, with art often the first subject to go. It's one of the main reasons why in Kindergarten, 80% of kids rank high in creativity but by second grade it drops to 10%—and by high school it's almost non-existent. This creative crisis inspired LIFEWTR, a brand that believes "art is as essential to life as...
March of Dimes: We Won't Stop
Historically, the March of Dimes brand has focused on premature birth. But with rates of infant, maternal, and pregnancy health issues in the U.S. the highest among economically developed countries — particularly affecting women of color — March of Dimes knew it needed to build a movement that everyone had a stake in, including those who hadn't experience...
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...
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...
Take a Knee
To counter the President's narrative, that taking a knee was un-American, we wanted to create a film to remind the public of the truth behind this powerful sign of respect and peaceful protest.
Tim's New World
Tim Bartow has a rare form of cerebral palsy that affects just 100 people in the U.S. Despite living with significant physical challenges, Tim aspires to see the world and to one day become a screenwriter.Through a friendship between Blue Chalk and Tim's mother, Liz Bartow, Blue Chalk worked with United Cerebral Palsy, a nonprofit advocating for adults an...
US Open Art Courts x Chase
5 cities. 5 artists. 5 NJTLs. 50 years.From Arthur Ashe to Venus and Serena Williams, public courts have nurtured and built US Open champions. The USTA partnered with Chase and built upon its shared mission to strengthen communities through tennis by restoring public court facilities in Miami, Chicago, LA, Cincinnati, and NYC.The campaign was promoted usi...

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