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Submissions and Voting

Submissions and Voting

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Effective April 27, 2017

The Streamy Awards are hosted by Tubefilter, Inc. (“Company”) and are given annually each fall. In each of the categories of consideration, the Streamy Award (the “Award”) is intended to honor outstanding original productions, programs, series, and/or channels which are created for, and initially released and exhibited online (“Programs”) and to recognize those pioneering companies and individuals who create, produce, and perform those Programs worldwide.

1. Award Eligibility

  • To be eligible for consideration for an Award, an “Eligible Program” must have been produced for and initially released and exhibited by means of Online Distribution (as defined below) between July 12, 2016, and June 9, 2017 (the “Eligibility Period”) and must meet all of the other applicable requirements set forth herein or otherwise applicable to the Award for which it is submitted. Eligible Programs do not need to have been actually produced during the Eligibility Period.
  • “Online Distribution” shall be defined as the delivery and distribution of a Program directly to consumers for online viewing, either on a streaming or download basis, on a website (e.g., YouTube.com, Vimeo.com, Crackle.com, personal or company website), social media platform (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat), and/or so-called “over the top” video distribution channel (e.g., Amazon, Verizon go90, Netflix, Hulu), regardless of the physical device used by consumers for viewing.
  • Programs which were initially released, distributed, or exhibited in any other media, whether before, during, or after the Eligibility Period, are not eligible.
  • The following types of productions or materials are not eligible for consideration, whether or not they were originally created for or exploited by means of Online Distribution:
    • Previews
    • Trailers
    • Sizzle Reels
    • Sequences from feature-length films intended for theatrical distribution or home video release
    • Episodes of established television series previously delivered on broadcast, pay, or cable television.
  • To be eligible for an Award given to one or more individuals (an “Individual Award”), the individual(s) must appear and/or have performed in or participated in the production of an Eligible Program (“Eligible Individual(s)”).
  • To be eligible for an Award given to an organization, company, or other entity (an “Organization Award”), the organization, company, or entity must have produced (or caused the production of) AND otherwise own and/or control an Eligible Program (“Eligible Organization”).
  • Except for certain Award-specific requirements (e.g., International (Non-US) Programs must be produced abroad), Programs are eligible for consideration for all Awards. Award-specific requirements are currently available at https://www.streamys.org/about/categories/.
  • Eligible Programs, Eligible Individuals, and Eligible Organizations (individually and collectively, “Eligible Subjects”) may be submitted for and win multiple Awards.
  • Programs will be considered in the form that they were initially distributed during the Eligibility Period and must remain posted online and available for viewing to intended consumers (whether the general public or subscribers) during the Review Period (as defined below).
  • Programs that contain obscene or pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise offensive may be disqualified in the sole discretion of Company.
  • The final determination of eligibility is in Company’s sole discretion. Programs may be disqualified at any time without prior notification in Company’s sole discretion. All entrants and participants in the Streamy Awards are subject to, and must adhere to, these Streamy Awards Submission and Voting Guidelines (“Guidelines”), the Streamy Awards Terms of Use currently available at https://www.streamys.org/legal/terms-of-use/ (“Terms of Use”), and the Streamy Awards Privacy Policy currently available at https://www.streamys.org/legal/privacy-policy-2/ (“Privacy Policy”). Company’s decision not to enforce any specific provision of these Guidelines does not constitute a waiver of such provision or of these Guidelines generally.

2. Submissions

Eligible Subjects may be submitted for consideration for one (1) or more Awards between April 27, 2017, and Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:59pm PT the new and extended final deadline of Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:59PM PT, (the “Submission Period”) in the following two (2) ways:

  • For all Awards, all Eligible Subjects must be submitted by the owner, creator, or otherwise authorized representative of owner or creator of the Eligible Program which is/contains/was made by the Eligible Subject (“Creator”) during the Submission Period (each, a “Submission”); and
  • For certain Awards, Eligible Subjects may also be submitted by individuals other than the Creator who may or may not be associated with the Program during the Submission Period (each, a “Fan Nomination”)

By making any Submission or Fan Nomination to Company, you signify that you (and your parent or legal guardian, if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of residence) have read and agree to these Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

The Streamy Awards and related services are hosted in the United States at streamys.org (the “Website”). If you are located outside of the United States and choose to make a Fan Nomination or a Submission on the Website, you consent to having any information you provide to Company transferred to and processed in the United States, where you understand data protection and other privacy laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction.

  • Fan Nominations
    • To submit a Fan Nomination for an Award (where applicable), you must fill out the Fan Nominations Form located at https://www.streamys.org/submissions/fan-submissions/ (“Fan Nomination Form”). Only properly completed Fan Nomination Forms submitted on the Website will be counted as Fan Nominations.
    • Any information you provide or authorize Company to access in connection with your Fan Nomination is subject to Company’s Privacy Policy.
    • You may submit yourself or your own Program for consideration.
    • You may submit an Eligible Subject for as many Awards as you wish, but you are limited to only one (1) Fan Nomination for any Eligible Subject per Award. Fan Nominations exceeding the limits stated above may be disqualified.
    • Fan Nominations for certain Awards may have special instructions or requirements so be sure to follow the applicable instructions or requirements to make a valid Fan Nominations for such Awards.
    • Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Fan Nomination. Company will automatically disqualify any Fan Nomination activity that, in Company’s opinion, appears intended to game the system, violates trademarks, infringes copyrights, impersonates others, invades privacy, makes threats of violence, promotes illegal activities, promotes pornography, spams, uses bots, scripts or other automated means for voting, engages in abusive behavior, or promises anything of value in exchange for a Submission. Any attempted method of submission other than as described herein is void.
    • All Fan Nominations must be received and recorded by Company during the Submission Period.
  • Submissions
    • To submit an Eligible Subject as a Submission, you must be the owner, Creator, or otherwise authorized representative of the owner or creator of the Eligible Subject (the “Creator”), and you must properly complete and submit the Submission Form available at https://www.streamys.org/submissions/creator-submissions/ during the Submission Period.
    • Certain Awards categories require a fee to be paid at the time of making a Submission, as specified at https://www.streamys.org/faq. All Submission fees are non-refundable.
    • An Eligible Subject that receives a Fan Nomination  must ALSO receive a Submission to be eligible to win an Award. A SUBMISSION IS REQUIRED TO BE SELECTED AS AN OFFICIAL NOMINEE, AWARD WINNER, OR AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER.
    • All Submissions and associated fees must be received by Company during the Submission Period.
    • You will be required to register/login, fill out a Submission Form, and provide a public or private link or URL (including any password) to an online location where the Program may be viewed) and certain other information in order to make a Submission. Information you provide or authorize Company to access in connection with your Submission is subject to the Privacy Policy. All information provided must be accurate, valid, and completed in full, or your Submission may be disqualified.
    • Furthermore, names, production details, and other information you provide in the Submission Form may be published if the applicable Eligible Subject becomes an Official Nominee, Award Winner, and/or Audience Choice Award Winner (all as defined below), so please ensure that all details are correct at the time of entry.
    • You must notify Company if any Submission is or becomes subject to any dispute or litigation with any third party regarding the Eligible Subject submitted. ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL REQUIRE THE CREATOR OF THE ELIGIBLE SUBJECT TO AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE STREAMY AWARDS LICENSE AGREEMENT, CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT https://www.streamys.org/legal-2/license-agreement/ (“License Agreement”).
  • Company reserves the right to extend or shorten the Submission Period as it may determine in its sole discretion, and any changes will be posted on the Website.

3. Official Nominees and Streamy Award Winners

  • Nominee Selection: For each Award, five (5) official nominees will be selected as follows (“Official Nominees”):
    • If the Award permits Fan Nominations (a ”Fan Award”):
      • One (1) of the Official Nominees for such Fan Awards shall be determined by Fan Nominations (the “Fan Nominee”), and the Eligible Subject that (i) receives the greatest number of valid Fan Nominations for the applicable Award during the Submission Period AND (ii) has also been submitted as a Submission will become the Fan Nominee for that Fan Award; and.
      • The remaining four (4) Official Nominees for each Fan Award will be determined by the Streamy Awards Blue Ribbon Panel (the “Panel”) who will review all remaining Submissions for the Fan Award and select the four (4) Official Nominees.
  • For all other Awards, the five (5) Official Nominees will be determined and selected by the Panel.
    • The Panel will review Submissions and make its determinations for all Awards during the approximate four (4) week period following the end of the Submission Period (the “Review Period”).
      • If, in the opinion of the Panel, the Eligible Subjects in consideration for an Award fail to meet the Streamy Awards’ standard of excellence, the Panel may select fewer Official Nominees for the applicable Award.
      • If, in the opinion of the Panel, no Eligible Subjects meet the Streamy Awards’ standard of excellence for a particular Award, Company may, in its sole discretion, cancel the applicable Award, including any Fan Award.
      • If a Submission is not available for review by the Panel during the Review Period at the link or URL provided in the Submission Form, then such Submission shall be disqualified.
  • Winner Selection: After the five (5) Official Nominees for each Award have been determined, the Panel will select the winner from among the Official Nominees for each Award (each, an “Award Winner”). For each Eligible Subject selected as an Award Winner, the manner and details of announcing its designation as an Official Nominee and Award Winner shall be strictly confidential and shall be determined by Company in its sole discretion. Official Nominees and Awards Winners understand and agree that not all Awards will be publicized in the same manner and that while some Awards might be presented in a public ceremony, other Awards may be given by private notification. The Panel’s decisions regarding the Award Winners will be final. Company reserves the right to withdraw any Award from an Award Winner at a later date if Company subsequently learns, discovers, or finds that the Award Winner failed to comply in any way with these Guidelines.

4. Audience Choice Finalists and Streamy Audience Choice Awards

  • Company will give two (2) fan-determined Awards each Year: (i) the “Show of the Year” award given to an Eligible Program and (ii) the “Creator of the Year” award given to an Eligible Individual (each, an “Audience Choice Award”).
  • Finalist Selection:
    • The ten (10) Eligible Programs that receive the greatest number of valid Fan Nominations, and have also received a valid Submission will be the finalists for the “Show of the Year” award.
    • The ten (10) Eligible Individuals who receive the greatest number of valid Fan Nominations and have also received a valid Submission will be the finalists for the “Creator of the Year” award.
    • If, in the opinion of Company, the finalists for either Audience Choice Award fail to meet the Streamy Awards’ standard of excellence, fewer finalists may be selected for the applicable Audience Choice Award. If no finalists meet the Streamy Awards’ standard of excellence for an Audience Choice Award, Company may, in its sole discretion, cancel the applicable Audience Choice Award.
  • Additional information on voting will be made available further into the Streamy Awards 2017 campaign.

Miscellaneous

  • If you encounter a technical problem with the nomination or voting process, please email support@streamys.org. If you need to correct credits or Program information, please contact us at support@streamys.org.
  • While the submission or nomination of non-English-language Program is encouraged, please note that the content must be accessible to our predominantly English-speaking Panel members. In categories not dependent on language, non-English-language entries may be considered in their original format. Otherwise, Programs in a foreign language must be dubbed or subtitled into English. Each participant hereunder (whether submitting, voting or otherwise) hereby releases, agrees to indemnify, and holds harmless Company, its affiliated and related companies, its partners and designees, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, companies and the directors, officers, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing from any and all liability for any and all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of their participation in the Streamy Awards, Company’s use of any Program, and/or the unauthorized or illegal access to participants’ personally identifiable information.
  • Company reserves the right to change, revise, or update these Guidelines at any time without notice in Company’s sole discretion. All such changes will be posted on https://www.streamys.org/.