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Awards Categories

Awards Categories

Streamy Awards Categories

The 7th Annual Streamy Awards recognize excellence across forty-seven 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.

OVERALL (8)

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

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

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

Comedy
Comedy channel or creator

Documentary
Documentary or investigative channel, feature, series, or show

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

Immersive
Channel, feature, show, 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. Includes VR, AR, and 360° video

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

SERIES (4)

Comedy Series
Comedic episodic series or show

Drama Series
Dramatic episodic series or show

Indie Series
Episodic series or show produced primarily without funds and resources from a studio or network

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

FEATURE (1)

Feature
Single long-form video of at least 60 minutes in length

SUBJECT (9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERFORMANCE (5)

Acting in a Comedy
Performance by an actor in a comedic, channel, feature, series, or show

Acting in a Drama
Performance by an actor in a dramatic channel, feature, series, or show

Collaboration
Collaboration between two or more performers from different channels, series, social videos, or shows

Dance
Dance performance including choreography, competitions, and music videos

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

MUSIC (2)

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

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

CRAFT (6)

Cinematography
Cinematography for a channel, series, social video, or show

Costume Design
Costume design for a channel, series, social video, or show

Directing
Directing for a channel, series, social video, or show

Editing
Editing for a channel, series, social video, or show

Visual and Special Effects
Visual and special effects for a channel, series, social video, or show

Writing
Writing for a channel, series, social video, or show

SOCIAL VIDEO (2)

Live
Channel, show, series, social video, or event featuring live, real-time interactive video including broadcast channels on Facebook Live, Live.ly, Live.me, Twitch, YouNow, and YouTube Live

Storyteller
Narratives developed on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat

BRAND (2)

Branded Video or Series
Branded video or series that engages audiences with innovative use of original online video and best practices in social media

Influencer Campaign
Creator-driven branded online and social video campaigns

SOCIAL GOOD (6)

Campaign
Multi-platform campaign to raise awareness or funds for a cause with tangible results

Creator
Outstanding humanitarian efforts (funds raised, impact, audience engagement) over the past year

Company or Brand
Honoring a company or brand for its commitment to a non-profit or NGO to acheive measurable social impact

Nonprofit or NGO
Honoring a nonprofit or NGO for achieving a measurable social impact utilizing one or more creators

Uniter Award
Honoring the collaboration of three key stakeholders – creator, company or brand, and nonprofit – who united together to multiply their collective social good efforts

Legacy Award
Creator whose sustained humanitarian efforts go beyond a single campaign or promotion. The honoree embraces an ongoing commitment to utilize their community of fans to drive social change.

AUDIENCE CHOICE (2)

Creator of the Year
Individual or group selected by public vote

Show of The Year
Channel, feature, show, or series selected by public vote