The Shorty Social Good Awards invite any organization, including agencies, brands, networks, services, non-profits, etc., to enter corporate social responsibility and sustainability campaigns that organizational and marketing teams have worked so hard to realize. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the dates listed below.†
*For Non-Profit pricing, deduct $100 from each period’s entry fee. Contact email@example.com to apply non-profit pricing.
†Deadlines subject to change
Payment can be made securely by credit card using our online entry form. Entry fees are non-refundable. The same project may be entered in multiple categories (each entry requires a separate entry fee).
For payment by corporate check or wire transfer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment. Please note that there is a minimum entry cost associated with payment by check.
To be eligible, the work entered must have been at least partially live between August 1st, 2016 and July 31st, 2017. Unless otherwise noted in the category description, spec work and incomplete work are not eligible.
Objective: Describe the objectives and goals that lead to the implementation of your campaign or initiative. Up to 250 words.
Strategy & Implementation Describe your entry’s strategy, implementation and key features. Up to 500 words.
Results: Lay out the results of your work and how it successfully met your team’s objectives and goals. Up to 250 words.
Entry image: Upload an image that best represents your entry. You may upload multiple images, but only the image selected as the cover photo will appear in your entry header. Your cover photo will be resized to 500 x 300. Images must be .jpg or .png, 5MB max size.
Additional information/links: You may include any additional information that will help judges evaluate creativity and effectiveness, including landing pages, social streams, videos, etc.
Team recognition: Give credit to all the people who contributed to your entry’s success!
The Shorty Social Good Awards recognize excellence in the professional social media community. Winners and honorees are selected by members of the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, a diverse group of luminaries in the internet, advertising, media, and entertainment industries. You may apply to join the Academy here.
All entries will be scored by the judges on these major criteria:
Winners, honorees and finalists will be determined by the average score submitted by the jury. Honorees will only be chosen for categories with worthy entries. The jury's decision is final and neither the organizers nor the panel will enter into any correspondence about them.
Finalists will be announced in mid-October. Join our mailing list to stay updated.
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