2014 Streamy Awards Will Add New Categories and Let Fans Get Involved

It’s Streamy season again! Submissions for the awards, which recognize excellence in online video, opened at midnight last night and will remain open until July 27. In order to keep pace with the ever changing world of online video, this year’s Streamys will feature more than 10 new categories to recognize areas of content creation that have blown up over the last year.

The fourth annual installment of the Streamy awards will feature a number of new categories, including three for Vine, the six-second video app that has seen the popularity of its star skyrocket in recent years. The Streamys will recognize excellence in Comedy and Creativity on Vine as well as give a separate award for favorite overall Vine personality.

The Streamys will also individually honor several new video genres that have been growing on YouTube, issuing awards for sports, pranks, science and education, kids and family, and perhaps most significantly gaming and beauty related content. Gamers and beauty gurus increasingly occupy the top echelons of YouTube, and creating awards tailored to these specific genres is sure to attract a larger audience for the Streamys.  A special award will also be offered for the traditional television show that has done the best job engaging its audience online with original video content. Other awards that seems specifically targeted to YouTube’s community culture include best collaboration, public service, cover song, indie and first-person series.

Reflecting the fan engagement that plays a key role in the online video world, the Streamys will also incorporate more participation from fans and audiences this year. Fans will be able to submit their own nominees and the creator or show that earns the most fan votes during the submission process will automatically score a nomination. Such a level of direct fan involvement is a far cry from the voting process for traditional Hollywood awards like the Emmys or Oscars, which involve a complex jury system and voting only by industry professionals.

A full list of the Streamys’ categories can be found below. Will you be voting for your favorite creator?

 

Channel, Show, or Series Categories

Animated

Comedy

Companion

Drama

First-Person Series

Non-Fiction or Reality

Indie

International

Subject Categories

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

Performance Categories

Actress in a Comedy

Actress in a Drama

Actor in a Comedy

Actor in a Drama

Collaboration

Ensemble Cast

Music Categories

Cover Song

Musical Artist

Original Song

Music Video

Craft Categories

Choreography

Cinematography

Costume Design

Directing

Editing

Original Score

Visual and Special Effects

Writing

Vine Categories

Vine Comedian

Vine Creativity

Viner of the Year

Campaign or Event Categories

Brand Campaign

Live Event

Public Service

Television Categories

Television Series

Audience Choice

Entertainer of the Year

Show of the Year

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