The Streamy Awards, the only award show dedicated solely to honoring excellence in original web video programming, makes its comeback on February 17, 2013, streaming live from the Hollywood Palladium. Submissions opened on Friday.
The Streamy Awards were created in 2009 by Tubefilter founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen as a celebration of web television production. The first and second annual Streamy Awards took place in 2009 and 2010. However, following mixed reactions to the 2010 show, The Streamys been on hiatus for the past two years as creators Cohen and Baldwin have teamed up with Dick Clark Productions to ensure that the third annual Streamys will be a big success.
Josh Cohen told me via email that, “For the past 2 years, we’ve been working on developing this year’s show with Dick Clark Productions, who has a rich history of producing some of the biggest industry award shows in the world, including the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. It’s been an incredible experience to work with them. We’re going to produce a stellar show and we have a fantastic Blue Ribbon Panel in the works to make sure we’re awarding the best in online video.”
Cohen says, “The 2013 Streamy Awards will be an event of the size, scale, and class this rapidly maturing online video industry deserves. With the new firepower of Dick Clark Productions, Coca Cola on board as a presenting sponsor, and the incredible growth of the online video space over the last two years, the next Streamy Awards is going to be off the charts!”
Creators are invited to submit their work for the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at www.streamys.org/enter in a variety of categories, from Best Actor and Best Actress to Best Online Musician, Best Action or SciFi Series, Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series and more. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM PST on October 15, 2012.
Drew Baldwin said in a press release, “This year we have seen explosive growth in online video as mainstream audiences are embracing this revolutionary new medium. With major investments in original programming and new advances in technology, creators—both indie and studio alike—have been blowing the roof off with their original programming. We can’t wait to see what this year’s crop of submissions produces.”
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Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.