December 5, 2023 less than a minute read



3rd Annual Anthem Award Finalists + Taylor Swift, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, World Central Kitchen & Chef José Andrés, ACLU, Project Everyone with Al Pacino, Taco Bell, Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon, IllumiNative, Patagonia, World Wildlife Fund, Elton John Aids Foundation among 3rd Annual Anthem Awards Finalists announced today.  

Judged by social impact leaders, including Nike Chief Sustainability Officer Noel Kinder, Clinton Global Initiative University CEO Ragina Arrington, Etsy Director of Social Impact Strategy Dinah Jean, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah F, Rutter, , and more.

Entries in each category are eligible to win first-ever Anthem Community Voice Awards selected by fans.


NEW YORK (December 5, 2023) – The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the finalists for the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards. Presented by The Webby Awards, the Anthem Awards were launched in 2021 to celebrate the purpose and mission-driven work of individuals, companies, and organizations worldwide. Now in its third year, the Anthem Awards are the biggest and most comprehensive social impact award in the world. Notable finalists include: + Taylor Swift on National Voter Registration Day, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Elton John AIDS Foundation, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, The Clinton Foundation, Lil Durk and Amazon Music, American Red Cross, Megan Rapinoe and Trusaic, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, Tom Hiddleston and UNICEF, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Airbnb, Al Pacino and Project Everyone, Vital Voices, Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon, GLAAD, KIND Snacks, Hacker Valley Media with Amy Bream & Simone Biles, Taco Bell, World Central Kitchen, The PepsiCo Foundation, and more.

“The work that we have received in the 3rd Annual Anthem Anthem Awards is game-changing. From innovative projects fighting climate change to impactful calls for equal rights across the globe and best-in-class CSR and ESG efforts- the Anthem Finalists are a bright light in our uncertain world.” said Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards General Manager. “The Anthem Awards are proud to be able to amplify the voices sparking change and we invite everyone to join us in celebration of this work through Anthem Community Voice.”  

New this year, fans can support and celebrate this year’s Finalists through Anthem Community Voice from now until December 21, 2023. The for-profit and nonprofit entries in each category with the greatest amount of support will win the first-ever Anthem Community Voice Awards. Finalists can be supported at

Following the growth in investment in sustainable products and services – The Anthem Awards saw a 30% increase in submissions to the Sustainability, Climate & Environment categories this year. The ongoing climate crisis is at the forefront of everyone’s minds from the leaders gathering at COP28 in Dubai, to major corporations, and grassroots organizations. This year’s Anthem Awards are proud to recognize environmental work from Spiritus, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, eBay, Plastic Fisherman, World Surf League, Impossible Foods, NationSwell, World Economic Forum, The National Geographic Society, and many others. 

This year also saw continued efforts to promote body autonomy for women. Twenty two states have moved to ban or restrict abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “The Abortion Times”, Pro-Choice Washington, Wisp x The Abortion Freedom Fund, Reproductive Freedom for All, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, REPRO Rising Virginia, National Women’s Law Center, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are Finalists this year for their work. 

Studies from this year have also shown that Millenials, Generation Z, Generation Alpha are placing an increased importance on supporting businesses aligned with their values and are holding brands accountable. Liquid I.V., Patagonia, KIND Snacks, Lush Cosmetics, PepsiCo, Citi, Taco Bell, Procter & Gamble, Rare Beauty, Google, Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, CeraVe, and many more are committed to making a difference.  

This year’s Anthem Awards Finalists were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Anthem judges are intellectually diverse leaders from across the impact industry with expertise that spans across the Anthem cause areas including;  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Education, Art, & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment, & Climate. IADAS members include: Heather Dowdy, Director of Product Accessibility, Netflix; Alex Amouyel, President & CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation; Noel Kinder, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike; Shaniqua McClendon, Vice President of Politics, Crooked Media/Vote Save America; Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., Executive Director, American Psychiatric Association Foundation; Alison Moore, CEO, Comic Relief US; Christina Lang, Vice President of North American Marketing, Mozilla; Michelle Waring, Steward for Sustainability and Everyday Good, Tom’s of Maine; and more.

The Anthem Awards were launched in 2021 to celebrate and highlight the incredible social impact work happening around the globe. They were founded by The Webby Awards in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, GLAAD, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ. 

A portion of program revenue is directed to The Anthem Fund, a grant program supporting emerging organizations working to advance the causes recognized by the Anthem Awards.

Winners for the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. This year, The Anthem Awards will be recognizing Winners at an in-person event in New York City and all Winners will be marked in history and celebrated on the Anthem Winner’s Gallery with their “Call to Action Speech”.


About The Anthem Awards: Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.  

About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites & Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps, dApps & Software; Social; Podcasts; Games and Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, YouGov, Canva, Omidyar Network, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Podcast Movement, All Tech Is Human, and AIGA


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LinkedIn: The Anthem Awards




The full list of finalists can be found at

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Borrowed and Banned – Brooklyn Public Library

Dinner With Goop – Edelman, Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

DOSSY – A simple video app for meaningful connections – DEPT®,

Grandfluencers’ Find Stardom on Social Media — and Fight Ageism – AARP

Nkashi: Race for the Okavango – National Geographic Society

Prepare with Pepper and Kai – American Red Cross

Seizing the Throne – Comita Studio, LLC.

Sephora Illumination – Zulu Alpha Kilo, Sephora Canada

The Skoll Community – Tilapia Fil, LLC

What are you made of? – WORD Creative, Rare Beauty


Education, Arts & Culture

All Music Is Black Music – SiriusXM Podcast Network

Audible & The Anthem Awards Celebrate the Harriet Tubman Monument and Newark’s Revitalization – Audible (Civic Entertainment Group)

FAAQs (Frequently Asked Art Questions) – J Paul Getty Trust

GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp – GirlTrek

Introducing: – Sesame Workshop

Let’s Talk About Poverty – Milton Hershey School

MetaMask Learn – Antinomy Studio, Consensys

Moment in Manzanar – Moment In Manzanar

Thank an Arts Teacher – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Van Gogh – Reshaping the way researchers engage with art – DEPT®, Van Gogh Museum



2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People – Threespot, The Trevor Project

Ad Council & How Sweet The Sound: Mental Health Awareness – Ad Council

CeraVe x The DAISY Foundation – Hands of Healing – Gradient Experiential, CeraVe

On Purpose with Jay Shetty – align PR

The Choose Kindness Project – Owen Jones & Partners

The Estée Lauder Companies’ 2022-2023 Breast Cancer Campaign – BPCM, The Estée Lauder Companies

The Full Effect – Ad Council

The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America – The Nocturnists

UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report – UNICEF

World Telehealth Initiative – Solving Global Health Inequity – World Telehealth Initiative


Human & Civil Rights

Advocacy Through Walls – Zealous, a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center

Crooked Media’s F*ck Bans: Leave Queer Kids Alone Pride Campaign – Crooked Media

Let Your Inner Elton Out – Elton John AIDS Foundation

Lush Charity Pot – Lush Cosmetics

Patagonia with Bully Pulpit Interactive: Driving Youth Voter Turnout in 2022 – Bully Pulpit Interactive, Patagonia

The 2nd Annual Vital Voices Festival – Vital Voices

The ACLU’s “Right to Learn” Campaign – American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The Abortion Times – Exactly Agency, I Need An A and We Testify

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: In the Footsteps of the Freedomsurrection: A Walking Tour of January 6th – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah + Taylor Swift on National Voter Registration Day –


Humanitarian Action & Services

10 Under 20 Food Heroes – Attention Span Media, Hormel Foods

Clinton Global Initiative 2023 Meeting – Clinton Foundation

From War to Welcome: Alight and Guide Displaced Ukrainians to Safety – Alight

International Women’s Day (IWD) – The International Rescue Committee

Mass Shootings in the United States – Allegiance Group, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund

Paving the Way to Zero Hunger – Intuitive Content, World Food Program USA

Serve LA: Seeing the unseen – Odd Notion, Serve LA

Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon – SixDegrees.Org

The PepsiCo Foundation’s Community Impact Grants – PepsiCo Foundation

The World Central Kitchen Cookbook- Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope – World Central Kitchen


Responsible Technology

An Interview With Jane Goodall – Esri

Cyberchase: Cyber Fashion Challenge – THIRTEEN

Digital Development Compass – United Nations Development Programme

IRL: Online Life is Real Life – Mozilla Foundation

Love Me Not – Neon, An IPG Health Company, & Safe In Harm’s Way Foundation – ACE, TEDxAmsterdam Women

Project Relate – Hook, Google

#TakeItDown – WRTHY, ChildFund International

The Big Idea – Redglass Pictures, MIT Solve

The Sound of All Human Knowledge – The Wikimedia Foundation


Sustainability, Climate & Environment

Chief Trash Officer – 72andSunny, United Airlines

Coupling up with pre-loved – DEPT®, eBay

Environmental Defense Fund: Vision 2030 – Outright

Inches (With Al Pacino) – Project Everyone

Silent Skies: The First Electric Plane Flyover – Lafayette College

Sustainable Surf Ecoboard Project: The Seaweed Surfboard – SustainableSurf

Take A Breath – WING, Formula E x UNICEF

The Future of Energy – World Economic Forum

The U.S. Climate Vulnerability Index – Darkhorse Analytics, Environmental Defense Fund

The World’s First Regenerative Ad – Edelman, TAZO