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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 2022 to highlight the creativity, achievements and talent during what has been a challenging year.

You can watch our live announcement video on our blog post for more details and thoughts behind the TCAs that were first held in 2019.
Key Dates
5th September - Submissions open
30th September - Submissions close
5th October - Shortlist announced
2nd November - Awards ceremony at The Corn Exchange, London



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, 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.

Much like the Oscars rewarding various skills within film making (Cinematography, Makeup, Original Score), so will the TCAs with content creation.

You can see the 2022 categories below.


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.

Content must have been produced between 1st August 2021 - 31st August 2022.

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.


Best Photography Piece
This category has a focus on the use of photography in the wider scope of an article or feature. Rather than being an award for an individual photo, judges will be looking at campaigns and articles that have used photography to tell a story or strongly support an accompanying video or blog post, really adding depth to the article.
Best Video - Cinematic
Open to all platforms that host video, the cinematic video category winner will be awarded based on the individual video, shot in a cinematic style. There is no limit on video length or subject. The category is open to all content creators.
Best Video - Vlog
This award could be given to a video hosted on any relevant platform and will be chosen based on one individual video. This category winner will have produced the best video where they are likely in front of the camera, filming primarily in a vlogging or presenting style, interview videos are also being considered.
Best Responsible Piece
Responsible can mean many things, and this category will look to cover many of them. The award is open to people who create written content, video, audio or photographic content, with judges looking for the best piece that has a responsible focus. This could be sustainable travel, eco friendly lifestyle, ethical fashion and more.
12 Month Achievement
Judges will be looking at content creators that have had some incredible achievements in the past 12 months (from 1st August 2021 and 31 August 2022). 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.
Best Imagery - Epic
This category will be looking at channels that feature the very best when it comes to mind blowing photography. It’s open to all platforms that can host photos and once again there will be no minimum on the size of following or age of the account. Photos also don’t have to be travel based, anything that looks epic, we want to see.  
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 June.
Best Storytelling 
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.
Best Opinion Piece
Opinion pieces have the power to create discussion, make people stop and think, change their own opinions or even just argue. It's the bravery of bringing these topics to the forefront of people's attention that we are looking to recognise and celebrate. Submissions can be in the form of video, audio (podcasts) or written.
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 others.
Best Written Piece
This award is purely focussed on the written word and is open to content created on blogs or for other online publications (as long as it's written by a content creator). Submissions can be for any kind of written post; personal stories, guides, reviews, opinion pieces or anything else. Please do note, we will only be able to judge articles written in english for this award.
Creator's Brand of the Year
Creators vote for their brand of the year.
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