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AWARDS WITH A DIFFERENCE

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The Traverse Creator Awards (TCAs) celebrate, showcase and reward talented digital content creators that have been producing outstanding content and shaping our industry over the previous 12 months. 

The TCAs are back for 2024 to highlight the creativity, achievements and talent during what has been a challenging year.
Key Dates
18th July 2024 - Submissions open
1st September 2024 - Submissions close
18th September 2024 - Shortlist announced
3rd November 2024 - Awards ceremony in London

SKILLS SPECIFIC

At Traverse, we are well aware that there are more than a few awards out there for the fantastic and talented creators that keep our industry going. But what we have seen is that many seem to have the same problem, that is rewarding ‘best’ for topics that, to us, seem too general to do so.

How do you define the ‘Best Fashion Blogger’? Is it the writing, the photography or the content? All of these things are important, but which is the focus?

The TCAs will focus on categories that recognise what goes into making a fantastic channel and being an incredible influencer.

You can see the 2024 categories below.

NO PUBLIC VOTING

Over time it seems that too many awards are degraded by online public voting.

The voting can be to gain a nomination to the awards or to decide the overall winner.

The TCAs will not include a public vote in any part of the award process, meaning that they will be awarded to those who deserve to be recognised, not those who can request that enough family and friends to vote for them.

A panel of experts will decide on the shortlisted content creators in each category, with judges from each field deciding on the outright winners from those who are nominated.

judging process

Submissions will be assessed by a judging panel that will finalise a shortlist for each award category. 

The successful entries that made the shortlists will be published and will be put forward to be considered in the final round of judging undertaken by our expert judging panel.

Open & Free Submissions

There is no fee to enter the TCAs.

None of the awards will have an upper or lower limit in terms of age of channel, follower number, readers etc.

This means that there are no barriers to entry for content creators.

If you think your channel could do well in a category, all you need to do is set aside the time to fill in the submission and you'll be in front of the judges.

AWARD CATEGORIEs

Best Video - Long Form
Open to all platforms hosting video content, the winner of the Long Video Category will be determined based on individual videos of over five minutes. There are no restrictions on subject matter and the video can be in any style; documentary, vlog, cinematic, artistic or other. This category is open to all content creators. Open to video hosted on any online platform that allows the length.     
Best Collaboration
We’re looking for the best collaboration of the last 12 months. This could be between multiple creators or between creators and brands. Make sure to show both content and results on your submission. Open to all creators across any platform.
Best Responsible Piece
The term 'responsible' carries many meanings, and this category aims to encompass them all. This award is open to creators of written content, video, audio, or photographic content. The judges will be searching for the best piece that embodies a responsible focus. This may include but is not limited to areas such as sustainable travel, eco-friendly lifestyle, ethical fashion, inclusive content, and more. Content on any platform.
12 Month Achievement
Judges will be looking at content creators that have had some incredible achievements in the past 12 months (Between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2023). This award is open to all content creators regardless of platform, experience level or industry. Achievements can also be on creators own platforms or other work that was made possible as a result of influencer activity. Open to all content creators.
Business Creator of the Year
Introduced for the first time in 2023, this award is designed to recognise the content creator who has most effectively used their platform for business purposes in the past 12 months. Such business ventures could involve launching a new product, introducing a newly monetised platform, changing the direction of an existing channel, or any other activity that could be classified under the broad umbrella of 'business'. Open to all content creators as long as business is related to the audience or platform(s).
Dedication To The Industry
We can’t call something a lifetime achievement award when the industry is under two decades old, but that’s essentially what this is. There won’t be any entry process for this award or shortlists, with the recipient being announced at the awards in November.
Best Storytelling Piece
Storytelling is crucial to any piece of quality content and we're are looking to highlight the very best talent in this category. The award is open to people who create written content, video, audio or photographic content, with judges looking for the best piece of storytelling that really makes an impact. Content on any platform.
Photo of the Year
A single photo can convey a powerful story. In this category, the award will go to the best individual photo published online by a content creator within the past 12 months. Submissions can include any type of photography, such as landscape, urban, portrait, and more. Photos can be published on blogs, Instagram or other platforms for static photography.
Best Short Video
More and more content creators are producing engaging short form video content across digital platforms. We're looking for the very best creative and engaging short videos that have found popularity on platforms such as Instagram Reels, TikTok and YouTube Shorts. Any creator with videos on YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels or TikTok. 
Creator's Brand of the Year
Creators will be able to enter their Brand of the Year on each submission for individual awards. The Brand of the Year can be a destination, charity, agency or any other brand connected to the industry. With the winner being the one that receives the most individual votes.
Industry Person of the Year
The Industry Person of the year is open to anyone who is working with content creators, but is not specifically one themselves. This could be a person at a PR agency, doing outreach at a brand or working for a destinations. Judges will be looking for those that have made a positive contribution to the creator industry. This award can be self nominated or nominations can be made on behalf of an individual. Open to anyone working with a brand, agency, destination, venue or charity who has connected with creators or been part of campaigns.
Ethical and Responsible Brand of the Year
Judges for the Ethical and Responsible Brand of the Year will be looking for any company, destination, charity or agency who has worked on responsible campaigns, held diverse events and trips, focussed on green travel and much more. Brands can enter this award directly or submissions can be done by an individual within the company or a creator who has worked with them. Open to brands, destinations, agencies, charities, events or venues.
Best Local Content
This category is open to both campaigns and entire channels that are focused on local content; from a TikTok video about a specific neighbourhood to a blog entirely dedicated to a single island. Open to creators on any platform.
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