Goody Awards of the Year 2013 inspire Global Change

Big Congrats to Ian Somerhalder, Dena Somerhalder, Joe Jonas and Free2LUV

Goody Awards of the Year 2013 inspire Global Change

Join us in a standing ovation for our first ever Goody Awards of Year, including Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Dena Somerhalder, Joe Jonas and Free2LUV. Our award winners inspiring social change through green initiatives, protecting animal rights, educating the world and stopping bullying. And the winners of these social good awards are based on fan votes on Twitter! From Jan-Dec 2013, fans voted on Twitter in 5 categories using hashtags (#HeroGoody, #EcoGoody, #GoodDeedGoody, #TeacherGoody and #TeamGoody).

We’d love your help celebrating our first ever Goody Awards of the Year by sharing this good news. Because we empower you to give awards via social media, we are announcing these awards online this year. Are you ready? Drum roll please….

Goody Awards of the Year 2013

Eco Goody of the Year – Ian Somerhalder

Good Deed Goody of the Year – Dena Somerhalder

Hero Goody of the Year – Ian Somerhalder

Teacher Goody of the Year – Joe Jonas

Team Goody of the Year – Free2LUV

Ian Somerhalder received one of the first Hero Goody Necklaces at Social Good Summit

Ian Somerhalder received one of the first Hero Goody Necklaces at Social Good Summit

#EcoGoody Award of the Year @IanSomerhalder: Ian Somerhalder has been consistently recognized throughout the year for his ISF (Ian Somerhalder Foundation) as the Eco Goody of the Month (six times.) ISF empowers youth to do green projects and protect animal rights. Ian is a native of New Orleans and started ISF after Katrina. We have loyal ISF Family fans from over 30 countries tweeting awards for Ian, and their compassion is contagious. As just one vote example, @Lexi_2412 tweeted, I nominate @iansomerhalder for a #EcoGoody #GoodyAwards for inspiring ppl all over the world to make our planet a better place.

 

 

 

DenaSomerhalder#GoodDeedGoody Award of the Year @DenaSomerhalder: Dena Somerhalder (Ian’s sister-in-law) received our Good Deed Goody of the Year for all she does to support BOB (Built of Barnwood). @Krmayer tweeted, I nominate @denasomerhalder for a #GoodDeedGoody #GoodyAwards 4 always being selfless, kindhearted, loyal, devoted & overall amazing person! And @MasonGlazier tweeted from England, I nominate @denasomerhalder for a #GoodDeedGoody @GoodyAwards 4 her dedication, love, & devotion 2 BOB, her family, friends & fans!

 

Ian Somerhalder and Mason Glazier

Ian Somerhalder and Mason Glazier

#HeroGoody Award of the Year @IanSomerhalder: After consistently winning Hero Goody of the Month for 6 out of 12 months, Ian Somerhalder was also recognized as the Hero Goody of the Year by fan votes. We were fortunate to meet Ian at the Social Good Summit in NYC in September 2013, where he was speaking on a panel for RYOT News. He is a positive force for good, and it comes from the heart. He encourages everyone to share their voice on Twitter, and take positive action by sharing RYOT News (who posts an action with every story.) Ian believes that we need more “compassion” in the world, and his fans are some of the most compassionate people you will ever meet. @ISF_Steffi tweeted, I nominate @iansomerhalder for a #HeroGoody #GoodyAwards for giving us #ISF and for influencing soo many people’s lives positively :)

Joe+Jonas+Stars+Hang+Out+Day+Minnesota+625oX3Jhd-_l#TeacherGoody Award of the Year @JoeJonas:  Congratulations to Joe Jonas who won our Teacher Goody of the Year! Joe won for speaking to 18,000 you at We Day Minnesota (hosted by Free The Children) about the importance of education, which you can see in our VIDEO: Joe Jonas at We Day 2013. At this event, Joe announced his goal to build two schools in Kenya during Free The Children’s Year of Education. For $20, you can buy a brick to help Joe build a school. Education is the answer to a better economy, women empowerment and world peace. Thank you Joe Jonas for raising awareness of this global issue. @Anita_Frank16 tweeted, I nominate @joejonas for a #TeacherGoody #GoodyAwards for sharing his work as a #FreeTheChildren Ambassador @WeDay #WeDay.

 

Free2LUV#TeamGoody Award of the Year @Free_2_LUV: We are grateful to Free2LUV for their efforts to stop bullying, and congratulate them on winning Team Goody of the Year. Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to celebrating individuality through arts and entertainment. Because the Goody Awards tries to create a safe place where people can share positives online, it was exciting to see someone win who supports our core values. @Brandonwatson21 tweeted, I nominate @FREE_2_LUV for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for being the best friend a guy or girl could ever have and for having our backs. And @glleelover voted this way,  I nominate @Free_2_luv for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for …. Ending bullying and standing up to hate. 

We are truly touched by everyone’s votes and cheers for good that are ultimately changing the world. We don’t hear enough good news, and we empower you to share more of the good via Goody Awards. If you’re told you’re a hero 20x in a month that you are making a positive impact, you’ll be even more inspired to continue making a difference. You can vote anytime, anywhere via Twitter for your friends, family and heroes using our Goody Awards Voting Form. To check who’s leading in votes for Goody Awards of the Month and Year, you can check our Winners page on GoodyAwards.com

As we move into 2014, we ask for your help in recognizing good through Goody Awards and in your everyday encounters by thanking people who are making a difference. We’re stacking positives by letting you tweet as many Goody Awards as you’d like. Take action today by thanking your heroes with a tweet!

© Goody Awards 2013

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