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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 8th Annual Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections, each representing a distinct set of categories with a shared theme.

Streamy Awards

OVERALL (8)

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

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 or creator

Documentary
Documentary or investigative channel, series, or show

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

Immersive
Channel, 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, 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

SUBJECT (12)

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

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

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

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

Pop Culture
Pop culture channel, series, social video, or show including archival programs, cultural commentary, current events, explainers, 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
Sports channel, series, social video, or show including professional, alternative, and amateur sports

SOCIAL VIDEO (2)

Live Streamer
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
Utilization of story product on Facebook, Instagram and/or Snapchat

MUSIC (2)

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

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

PODCAST (1)

Podcast
Audio or video podcast series

PERFORMANCE (4)

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

Acting in a Drama
Performance by an actor in a 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, social video, or show

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

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 (4)

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

The Purpose Awards @ The Streamys

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.

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