Here Are the Finalists for the Second-Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

McCann New York's Fearless Girl is a contender in four categories

Liz Plank, executive producer at Vox, at last year's Shorty Social Good Awards ceremony
Shorty Social Good Awards

The second-annual Shorty Social Good Awards will return to New York on Nov. 15 to honor the year’s best in cause marketing. Today, the Shorty Awards released its 2017 finalists, including the Fearless Girl statue, which received nods in five separate categories.

“As we gear up for the 10th-annual Shorty Awards, it’s exciting to see that the second-annual Shorty Social Good Awards has seen a significant increase in interest and entries,” said Gregory Galant, Shorty Awards co-founder and CEO of Muck Rack.

Galant said the social justice category received the most submissions.

“Typically, campaigns tend to reflect what is happening right now, so it is not surprising that issues that affect us all, such as education, public health, civic engagement and sustainability, are what brands have chosen to focus on this year,” Galant said.

Fearless Girl is a finalist in the social justice category and four others: financial services, corporate-community partnership, overall Instagram presence and real-time response.

The gender equality in leadership message of the Fearless Girl statue, which was created by McCann New York for State Street Global Advisors, took a hit earlier this month when State Street Corp., the parent of the firm behind the campaign, doled out $5 million to 300 women and 15 black employees it paid less than their white, male counterparts.

Still, the campaign’s call for equality stands strong, and it won 18 honors at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including four Grand Prix top honors.

Here are all of the 2017 Shorty Social Good Awards finalists broken down by category. Check out last year’s award winners here.

Best Mobile Campaign

Giving Your Poop a Voice: The New Language of Constipation
HARMAN and the 1,000 Dreams Fund Partner to Support the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Technol
Persil: Wild Explorers App
Tillamook Fill The Plates

Best Multi-Platform Campaign

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I Stand with Planned Parenthood (#IStandWithPP)
National Geographic CHASING GENIUS
Project Literacy – First Words

Best On a Shoestring Campaign

Bronx Zoo Keeper Snaps
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Charity Miles: Penguin #ProjectReadathon with Save the Children
Nando’s PERi-PERi: Everyone Is Welcome
The Big Hundred
Tillamook Fill The Plates

Best Pro Bono Campaign

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Honor Roll
Take Down Gun Violence
Teddy Gun
UN Women #stoptherobbery

Best in Animal & Wildlife

Blood Market
Dr. Bronner’s “Protect Our Oceans” Campaign
Paul G. Allen’s Great Elephant Census: Arming Wildlife Conservation with Data
The Body Shop – Forever Against Animal Testing
The Extraordinary Honey Bee

Best in Civic Engagement

I Stand with Planned Parenthood (#IStandWithPP)
Teddy Gun
The Friendship breakfast
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award
Univision Contigo’s Civic Participation Initiative

Best work for Developing Nations

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Kay Lasante: Health Care For Haitians By Haitians
The Asani Sanitary Napkin Program
The Peace Corps: Do The Unexpected
This quiz empowers women

Best in Education

Face the Future
Google Change Is Made with Code
The Abortion Pill & In-Clinic Abortion

Best in Emergency Relief

Duracell PowerForward
Good360 Brings Hope and Dignity to Southern Louisiana
Take Down Gun Violence
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong

Best in Environment & Sustainability

“Under the Canopy”, Conservation International VR
Cigarettes: The Ultimate Clingy Ex
Dive Deeper 2
National Geographic CHASING GENIUS

Best in Poverty & Hunger

#RedNose Day at Walgreens
Sportsman Channel’s HUNT.FISH.FEED
The OzHarvest Market
The Power of Clean
Tillamook Fill The Plates
WhyHunger Annual Hungerthon Campaign

Best in Public Health

Be Your Own Baby
IT’S ON US: Autocorrect
Nasty or Nice

Best in Social Justice

#JegErDansk (#IAmDanish)
Fearless Girl
Mobile Stü: Black With Blue
School for Justice
Upworthy + Comfort Cases

Best in Auto

AutoNation Raises $11Million to Fight Cancer and Donates Vehicles from Coast to Coast
Honda “Candy Cane Lane”
Hyundai’s Young Entrepreneurs Series with BuzzFeed, How One Rooftop Farm Could Make Your City Better
Hyundai’s Young Entrepreneurs Series with BuzzFeed, How Your Leftovers Could Feed the Homeless
Love is Love

Best in Business to Business

Defending the Arctic Refuge from Oil Drilling
Key for Key™ by Concierge Auctions and Giveback Homes

Best Consumer Brand

Benefit Cosmetics’ Bold is Beautiful Project
Celebration of Service: Doing More for Veterans on Social
Full Frontal: Nasty Woman Campaign
SMIRNOFF No. 21 “Love Wins” Campaign
The Filtered Life
The Power of Clean

Best in Entertainment

“Connor’s Cure” (WWE)
BET Next Level and Get Schooled’s HBCU Snapchat College Tours
Binge-Watch for a Cause
ShortsTV: Watch in Color

Best in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury

Benefit Cosmetics’ Bold is Beautiful Project
Give a Shirt Campaign
The First-Ever All-Female Football Pregame Show
The Modist Social Media Launch campaign

Best in Financial Services

CIT Cares Month
CME Pink and CME Movember
Fearless Girl
Why I Send

Best in Food and Beverage

M&M’S Red Nose Day 2017
Nando’s PERi-PERi: Everyone Is Welcome
Panera Bread – Preservatives with Purpose
SMIRNOFF No. 21 “Love Wins” Campaign
The Friendship breakfast
Tillamook Fill The Plates

Best in Government and Politics

I Stand with Planned Parenthood (#IStandWithPP)
Reimagining the Affordable Housing Process in San Francisco
Warrior Games – By Air, By Land, or By Sea

Best in Health and Fitness

2017 Humana Senior Games
Be Your Own Baby
Giving Your Poop a Voice: The New Language of Constipation
Social First Video & Storytelling Approach: Baby Dominique born with four legs, two spines thriving
Take Down Gun Violence

Best in Hospitality and Travel

Airbnb and Make-A-Wish®
Celebrity Cruises #GetOnBoard LGBTQ Initiative
EncouragHERS: Marriott International and the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Marriott International and #LoveTravels for DC Capital Pride
My First Flight
World of Hyatt Celebrates a World of Understanding

Best in Live Events

March for Science
Red Nose Day 2017
Stand For Rights A Facebook Live Special
The Friendship breakfast
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong
Wings for Life World Run

Best in News and Media

Bustle’s “NSFWomen (Not Safe for Women)” Video Series
Girlboss Media Grindr Launches a Digital Hub for LGBTQ+ Millennials
Social Good by Mashable
Twitter, #SheInspiresMe

Best Non-Government Organization

#EmbraceAmbition | Tory Burch Foundation
Be Your Own Baby & truth’s “Who Has Their Eye On You?”
The Clinton Foundation
The Love Cam
We Are America

Best in Retail and E-Commerce

#RedNose Day at Walgreens
Designing heART healthy
Gadget Flow – We Curate You Discover Pawlidayz Campaign

Best in Sports

“Play Unified” (WWE & Special Olympics)
#TexansCare Volunteer Day
Keep The L.A. Derby Dolls Rolling

Best in Technology

AMD – Immersive Education: Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Google Change Is Made with Code
Hustle for Hurricane Harvey & Irma Relief
Protect the Protectors
Saving Lives with Artificial Intelligence
Seat 14C

Best in Television

A Capitol Fourth
An Inconvenient Special
Museum of News
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous // Transgender Visibility Day Campaign
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
True Life: We Are Orlando

Best Overall Blog Presence

Celebrate your flavors
The Travel Current- Resort Chain Launches Content Hub To Maximize Exposure & Drive Interest
Tomorrow Trust @ThisFreeLife | a cutting edge, culturally relevant blog for LGBT young adults

Best Overall Facebook Presence

AARP – Protecting the Future of Healthcare
All Jazz is Modern: Streaming Jazz Around the World
Be Your Own Baby
Explore, Explain, Sustain
The Dodo: #1 Animal Brand on Facebook

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