2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

Best Pro Bono Campaign

This award honors the most creative and effective social good campaign with services offered to a brand, organization, or nonprofit for free.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is workin...
In the digital age, the average age of exposure to porn is 11-years-old. Additionally, 87% of hardcore online porn is either verbally or physically violent towards women and overall leaves unrealistic expectations. Psychologists, sex educators, and teachers state that today, it's never been more important for parents to talk to kids about the difference b...
Honor Roll
In the city of Chicago, a public school's budget is determined by the number of students enrolled. So when our neighborhood high school fell to a class size of 400 - 1,600 below capacity - many of its programs were in jeopardy of losing funding.That put its students at an even greater disadvantage - especially considering 16% of them are homeless.We activ...
Money Doesn't Make it OK
The goal was to grab attention by attacking the claim that hunters actually help preservation by paying to hunt. Ridiculous. Since trophy hunting is huge debate on social media, this video intended to raise the discussion once again, call these hunters out on their bullshit, and reignite the public's anger over Cecil. The ultimate goal? Collect donations ...
PRLab Gives Back All Night Long in PRoBono 2016
PRLab provides semester-long PR deliverables for nonprofit and commercial entities. In addition, each fall, we host PRoBono, our annual overnight marathon of PR and advertising services. From 6 p.m. on November 4 through noon on November 5, 2016 (yes, all night), we collaborated with five Boston-based nonprofits, providing them with free public relations,...
Take Down Gun Violence
Take Down Gun Violence:On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging on how to manage the epidemic of gun violence, something needed to be done to save lives now.Inspired by public safety choking communications, we created shooting survival posters, website, social pages and video. Designed to be displ...
Teddy Gun
Teddy bear manufacturers are required to follow incredibly strict safety regulations—unless, of course, the teddy bear is a gun. Introducing Teddy Gun. Created to shine a light on the nonsensical lack of government oversight on the gun industry, Teddy Gun became a tragic, ironic, powerful symbol of the disproportionate lack of regulation that contributes ...

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, YouNow, Musical.ly, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.