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Awards Categories

Awards Categories

The Streamy Awards honors excellence in online video and the creators behind it in over forty-five awards categories. The 2020 Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections, each representing a distinct set of awards with a shared theme.

The Streamy Awards is the foremost recognition by which online creators and their work is lauded.

Overall

Creator of the Year
Individual or group

Show of the Year
Channel, show, series, or video

International
Channel, creator, series, show, or social video produced or based outside of the United States and Canada

Individual Awards

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

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

Crossover
Public figure embracing digital culture and demonstrating best practices

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

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

Show Awards

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

Live Series
Episodic series or show featuring live, real-time interactive video

Live Special
Single show or event featuring live, real-time interactive video

Podcast
Episodic audio or video podcast series

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 Awards

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion and Style
Fashion or Style 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

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

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

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

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

Craft

Cinematography
Cinematography 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

The Streamys Social Good Awards honors individuals and organizations who use online video and social media to amplify their message, foster engagement and participation to make a greater, more meaningful impact.

Social Good Awards

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

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

Creator
Honoring a creator's 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

The Streamys Brand Awards spotlights brand advertising innovation, the creative individuals behind it, and the new wave of celebrities who are helping brands deliver their message.

Brand Awards

Brand of the Year
Brand who has consistently demonstrated outstanding work throughout its campaigns and initiatives over the past year

Agency of the Year
Agency who has consistently demonstrated outstanding work for its brand clients over the past year

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

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

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

Creator Product
Original product developed, branded, and marketed by a creator

Influencer Campaign
Creator-driven branded online and social video campaigns

Multi-Platform Campaign
Brand campaign across two or more platforms with tangible results

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