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Awards Categories

Awards Categories

The Streamy Awards honors excellence in online video and the creators behind it in over 45 awards categories. The 2021 Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections: Streamy Awards, Streamys Social Good Awards, and Streamys Brand Awards.

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

Overall Awards

Creator of the Year
Individual or group

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

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

Short Form
Channel, creator, series, short form or social video feautring vertically-oriented videos limited to sixty seconds including TikToks, Reels, and YouTube Shorts

Individual Awards

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

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

Crossover
Public figure embracing digital culture and demonstrating best practices

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

Livestreamer
Channel, creator, show, short form 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 Show
Event, series, show, or special 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, short form or social video predominantly featuring non live-action elements

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

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

Commentary
Commentary channel, creator, series, show, short form or social video including reactions, reviews, and video essays.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science and Engineering
Channel, creator, series, show, short form or social video that uses science and engineering to entertain and inspire

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

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

Craft Awards

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

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

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

Writing
Writing for a channel, creator, series, show, short form 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 increase 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 as Creator
Brands that model best practices of content creation and community engagement like creators, giving viewers on one or a variety of platforms regular content that entertains, informs, or inspires

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 short form or social video campaigns

Low Budget High Impact
Smaller campaigns that punched above their weight with organic reach and high ROI that matches or exceeds the results of marketeers with much larger budgets

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