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Streamy Awards Categories

The 6th Annual Streamy Awards recognize excellence across forty-four categories, including two Audience Choice Awards chosen entirely by members of the public. All entrants must meet the guidelines outlined by the Official Eligibility Rules.

Continuing to reflect the current state of original programming native to online and social video, the 6th Annual Streamy Awards will feature new and updated awards, including:

  • Virtual Reality and 360° Video award, recognizing the trailblazers utilizing the latest technologies in the digital space.
  • Live, an award celebrating shows, channels, and events happening in real time.
  • The Feature award, acknowledging creator driven, feature length movies.

Overall (10)

Animated
Animated channel, series, or show predominantly featuring non live-action elements

Breakout Creator
Individual featured in a channel, series, or show not previously nominated

Comedy
Comedy channel, series, or show

Drama
Drama channel, series, or show

Feature (New Award)
Single long-form video of at least 60 minutes in length.

First Person
Channel, series, or show predominantly featuring one character addressing the audience directly

Indie
Channel, series, or show produced primarily without funds and resources from a studio or network

International
Channel, series, or show produced outside of the United States and Canada

Non-Fiction
Channel, series, or show featuring vlogging, non-fiction, or reality programming

Virtual Reality and 360° Video (New Award)
Channels, shows, or series featuring wide-angle interactive video in which viewers can pan and rotate their perspective to watch from different angles, generally encompassing a 360-degree circle or a spherical view.

Subject (13)

Action or Sci-Fi
Action or sci-fi channel, series, or show

Beauty
Beauty channel, series, or show including tutorials, reviews, and how-tos

Documentary or Investigative
Documentary or investigative channel, series, or show

Fashion
Fashion channel, series, or show including clothing, accessories, haul videos, and how-tos

Food
Food or cuisine channel, series, or show including cooking shows and how-tos

Gaming
Gaming channel, series, or show including let’s play, walkthroughs, battles, and machinima

Health and Wellness
Health and wellness channel, series, or show including nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle programming

Kids and Family
Kids and family channel, series, or show including children’s programming

Lifestyle
Lifestyle channel, series, or show including daily vlogs and travel

News and Culture
News and culture channel, series, or show including archival programs, current events, explainers, pop culture, and recaps

Pranks
Pranks channel, series, or show including human challenges

Science or Education
Science or education channel, series, or show including educational programming, how-tos, life hacks, technology, and tutorials

Sports
Sports channel, series, or show including traditional, competitive, and alternative sports

Performance (5)

Actor
Performance by a male actor in a comedy or drama channel, series, show or feature

Actress
Performance by a female actor in a comedy or drama channel, series, show or feature

Collaboration
Collaboration between two or more performers from different channel, series, show or feature

Dance
Dance performance including choreography, competitions, and music videos

Ensemble Cast
Three or more performers from the same channel, series, show or feature

Music (3)

Breakthrough Artist
Individual artist or group, not previously nominated, that distributes musical works primarily through an online video platform

Cover Song
Original performance of a song from another artist or group

Original Song
Original song from individual artist or group that distributes musical works primarily through an online video platform

Craft (6)

Cinematography
Cinematography for a channel, series, show or feature

Costume Design
Costume Design for a channel, series, show or feature

Directing
Directing for a channel, series, show or feature

Editing
Editing for a channel, series, show or feature

Visual and Special Effects
Visual and Special Effects for a channel, series, show or feature

Writing
Writing for a channel, series, show or feature

Social Video (3)

Live (New Award)
Channel, show, series, or event featuring live, real-time interactive video.

Snapchat Storyteller
Snapchat account

Viner
Personality-driven Vine channel

Campaign (2)

Brand Campaign
Brand campaign that engages audiences with innovative use of original online video and best practices in social media

Social Good
Cause-related video campaign dedicated to activism, charity, public service, or social good

Audience Choice (2)

Entertainer of the Year
Individuals or groups selected by public vote

Show of The Year
Channels, shows, or series selected by public vote