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Awards Categories

Awards Categories

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The Streamy Awards is composed of over 50 awards honoring excellence in a variety of content verticals and areas of expertise. The 9th Annual Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections, each representing a distinct set of categories with a shared theme.

Streamy Awards

OVERALL (9)

Action or Sci-Fi
Action or sci-fi channel, creator, series, show, or social video

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

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

Comedy
Comedy channel, creator, series, show, or social video

Documentary
Documentary or investigative channel, creator, series, show, or social video

First Person
Channel, creator, series, show, or social video predominantly featuring one character addressing the audience directly, including vlog channels

International: APAC Region
Channel, creator, series, show, or social video produced or based outside of the United States and Canada and in the Asia Pacific Region (APAC)

International: EMEA Region
Channel, creator, series, show, or social video produced or based outside of the United States and Canada and in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region (EMEA)

International: LATAM Region
Channel, creator, series, show, or social video or based outside of the United States and Canada and in the Latin America Region (LATAM)

SERIES (3)

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

Scripted Series
Comedic or dramatic scripted episodic series or show

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

SUBJECT (13)

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

Dance
Dance channel, creator, series, show, or social video including performances and tutorials

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

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

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

Health and Wellness
Health or wellness channel, series, social video, or show including nutrition, fitness, and mental health programming

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

Pop Culture
Pop culture channel, creator, series, show, or social video including archival programs, cultural commentary, current events, explainers, and recaps

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

Sports
Sports channel, creator, series, show, or social video including professional, alternative, and amateur sports

Technology
Technology channel, creator, series, show, or social video including tech and consumer programming, how-tos, and breakdowns

SOCIAL VIDEO (1)

Live Streamer
Channel, creator, event, series, show, or social video featuring live, real-time interactive video

MUSIC (1)

Breakthrough Artist
Individual artist or group, not previously nominated, that used digital platforms to kickstart their career

PODCAST (1)

Podcast
Audio or video podcast series

PERFORMANCE (3)

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

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

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

CRAFT (6)

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUDIENCE CHOICE (2)

Audience Choice: Creator of the Year
Individual or group selected by public vote

Audience Choice: Show of the Year
Channel, show, or series selected by public vote

Streamys Brand Awards

BRAND (6)

Brand Engagement
Campaign that has utilized influencers and content creators to help consumers engage with a brand

Branded Content: Video
Single branded video that engages audiences with innovative use of original online video and best practices in social media

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

Emerging Platform
Innovative advertising on new digital platforms and mediums, including VR and immersive video, voice and A.I., digital audio and podcast reads, and new social video platforms

Influencer Campaign
Creator-driven branded online and social video campaigns

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

The Purpose Awards @ The Streamys

SOCIAL GOOD (5)

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

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

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

Uniter Award
Honoring a creator who has united together their audience to multiply their collective social good efforts

Legacy Award
Honoring a creator who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to a humanitarian cause and inspires their audience to make a profound and lasting impact on a grand scale

All entrants must meet the guidelines outlined by the Official Eligibility Rules.