The 2016 Streamy Awards

 A view of the stage during the 6th annual Streamy Awards hosted by King Bach and live streamed on YouTube at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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dick clark productions and Tubefilter have announced the 7th annual Streamy Awards will take place Sept. 26, with nominations now open to fans. 

This year's awards will now include branded and social good categories, as well as a greater emphasis on original series with the addition of comedy and drama series awards. The show has also removed any gender distinctions in the performance categories. 

"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," Streamy Awards creator Drew Baldwin said in a statement. "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."

The Streamy Awards allows the public to choose one of the five official nominees in select categories, with the entrant in each select category receiving the most fan nominations awarded a nominee slot. As well, the Creator of the Year and Show of the Year awards will be determined entirely by fan vote.

Submissions and fan nominations for the 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.

See the full list of the 2017 Streamy Awards categories here

 

Streamy Awards winners are determined by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, which includes creators, executives and other experts in the online video industry.

The Streamy Awards will stream live on Twitter from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 26.