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The 4th Annual Streamy Awards Opens Submissions With New Categories, New Streamlined Entry, and New Voting Process

LOS ANGELES(10 Jul 2014)

Honoring excellence in online video and those who create it, the 4thAnnual Streamy Awards will reflect the current state of original programming native to YouTube and online video with the addition of subject area categories as well as Vine and television categories. To ensure the broadest participation by the YouTube and online video community, the official entry process has been streamlined, and fans will be responsible for selecting one nominee in each category.

Submissions open today at http://www.streamys.org and close Sunday, July 27, 2014.

“This year has proved that online is the place to be—for both creators and audiences alike—as original online programming continues to soar to new heights,” said Streamys Executive Producer Drew Baldwin. “The Streamy Awards are about relevance, excellence, and diversity, which is why our new categories reflect the current state of the industry and embrace the incredible enthusiasm and engagement of the online video community.”

New categories include:

  • All-new subject area categories, including Gaming, Beauty, Sports, Pranks, Science and Education, and Kids and Family, among others.
  • Three categories devoted to Vine: Comedian, Creativity, and Viner of the Year. New categories that reflect emerging YouTube trends: Collaboration, Public Service, Cover Song, Indie, and First-Person series.
  • A television category recognizing traditional television shows that are “doing it right” by engaging audiences with innovative use of original online video and best practices in social media.

A full list of Streamy Award categories is listed below, and will be available at www.streamys.org/categories
Recognizing the important role that audiences play in the online community, the Streamys are putting fan participation at the heart of official nominations process. Fans are allowed to publicly nominate their favorite creators or programs across official Streamy Awards categories (with the exception of technical categories) at www.streamys.org. The entrant in each category with the most fan submissions will automatically become one of the official nominees. Creators are encouraged to launch creative “For Your Consideration” campaigns to foster fan engagement and raise awareness about their channels and shows.

“YouTube’s mega-influencers are now becoming household names, and they owe their success to their highly-engaged audiences,” said Streamys Executive Producer Joshua Cohen. “Fans are a major component of the Streamys nominations process because they are part of online video’s DNA.”

The remainder of the official nominees and winners of the Streamy Awards will be determined again by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of a select group of leaders shaping the future of entertainment. They include creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry. 

The official entry process has also been streamlined with a flat fee for all categories within a particular entry. For example, a company submitting a comedy channel will pay one fee to cover show, subject, performance, and craft categories rather than paying piecemeal per category.

Last year’s 3rd Annual Streamy Awards garnered over 7 MM live and VOD views. With 2.1 million Twitter timeline impressions, the Streamys was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter throughout the entire live stream, beating out the NBA All-Star Game and WWE. The two-hour live show featured the biggest names on YouTube and social media and was a Primetime Emmy Award Finalist and a Telly Awards Winner. The 4th annual show will be live-streamed this fall in Los Angeles.

About The Streamy Awards

The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.

 

Streamy Awards 2014 Categories (47)

Channel, Show, or Series Categories (5)

Comedy

Companion

Drama

First-Person

Non-Fiction or Reality

 

Subject Categories (12)

Action and Sci-Fi

Beauty

Dance

Kids and Family

Fashion

Food and Cuisine

Gaming

Health and Wellness

News and Current Events

Pranks

Science and Education

Sports

 

Special Categories (3)

Animated

Indie

International

 

Performance Categories (6)

Actress in a Comedy

Actress in a Drama

Actor in a Comedy

Actor in a Drama

Collaboration

Ensemble Cast

 

Music Categories (4)

Cover Song

Musical Artist of the Year

Music Video

Original Song

 

Craft Categories (8)

Choreography

Cinematography

Costume Design

Directing

Editing

Original Score

Visual and Special Effects

Writing

 

Vine Categories (3)

Vine Comedian

Vine Creativity

Viner of the Year

 

Campaign or Event Categories (3)

Brand Campaign

Live Event

Public Service

 

Television Categories (1)

TV Show

 

Audience Choice (2)

Entertainer of the Year

Show of the Year