DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS AND TUBEFILTER ANNOUNCE 7TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS
Submissions and Fan Nominations Are Now Open
The 7th Annual Streamy Awards Will Broadcast LIVE on Twitter Tuesday, September 26, 2017
For Streamy Awards photos and video assets, please go to: http://bit.ly/Streamys17
Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2017) – dick clark productions, the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event programming, and Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, today announced that submissions and fan nominations are now open for the 7th Annual Streamy Awards. Changes to this year’s categories include an expansion of the Branded and Social Good categories, greater emphasis on original series with the addition of Comedy and Drama Series awards, and the removal of gender distinction in the performance categories. Additionally, select categories have been broadened to encompass submissions from creators who distribute video primarily via social media platforms. Celebrating the best in online video and the creators behind it, the 7th Annual Streamy Awards will stream LIVE on Twitter from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
“With new and expanded categories in social good, branded entertainment, and original series, this year’s Streamy Awards reflect the growth and evolution of online and social video,” said Streamy Awards Creator, Drew Baldwin. “Our new awards reflect the spirit of the industry, abandoning gender distinctions to focus on the unparalleled talent and passion that drives the creator community and their audiences.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Twitter for the 2017 Streamy Awards,” said Ariel Elazar, Executive Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Digital Strategy for dick clark productions. “Creators continue to use Twitter to not only distribute their content, but also as a primary way to engage with their audiences, so it is a natural fit to be the home of this year’s Streamy Awards."
Submissions and fan nominations for the 7th Annual Streamy Awards are now open via the Streamys website and close at 11:59 pm PT on Friday, June 9, 2017. Nominations will be announced this summer.
The full list of award categories for the 7th Annual Streamy Awards is available at www.streamys.org/categories.
Recognizing the critical role that fans play in the digital community, the Streamy Awards will once again allow the public to choose one of the five official nominees in select categories. The entrant in each select category with the most fan nominations will automatically become one of the nominees. Fan nominations are now open at the Streamys website. In addition, two Audience Choice Awards - Creator of the Year and Show of the Year - will be determined entirely by fan vote.
Streamy Awards winners are determined 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 live stream of the 6th Annual Streamy Awards garnered over 750,000 views, a 128% increase over the prior year. Additionally, over 6.8MM total votes were cast for the Audience Choice categories at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards, which was an 81% increase from the year prior.
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. 2016 also marks the first ever international version of the show, Streamys India, in partnership with Culture Machine.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
Tubefilter is the most trusted and widely read source for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events. Through its trade news and analysis, community events, and creator advocacy programs, Tubefilter has helped to foster the growth, promotion, and legitimization of a new, independent professional entertainment industry. Tubefilter properties include its flagship publication, Tubefilter News, the Tubefilter Charts, its popular YouTube Millionaires series, and the Streamy Awards. For additional information, visit www.tubefilter.com.
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The 7th Annual Streamy Awards recognize excellence across forty-seven categories, including two Audience Choice Awards chosen entirely by members of the public.
Action or Sci-Fi
Kids and Family
News and Culture
Science or Education
Sports and Wellness
Acting in a Comedy
Acting in a Drama
Visual and Special Effects
Social Video (2)
Branded Video or Series
Social Good (6)
Company or Brand
Nonprofit or NGO
Audience Choice (2)
Creator of the Year
Show of The Year