‘For Your Consideration’ campaigns are everywhere this time of year. It is Awards Season after all. And with the Streamy Awards on its second year, the web series world seems to have firmly marked their calendars. Web networks like Revision3 have put up a Streamys “For Your Consideration” page to make it easy for fans of their shows. Even Star-ving co-star Corin Nemec has activated his ‘fan army’ into helping his comedy series take home some hardware. Other series have turned to video to drum up support, and fan submissions, like Elevator Show’s FYI video for actor Ben Pace and Broadway’s Shoshana Bean’s musical FYI video for indie comedy The Battery’s Down.
But it isn’t all a popularity contest, as public submissions only account for part of the process. With the deadline for public submissions this Friday (1/15), it then turns over to the International Academy of Web Television’s (IAWTV) hands, who will cull through the thousands of eligible submissions and pare down the final nominees in each category. The winners of course will be announced live at the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards on April 11, 2010 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will also be live streamed online at www.streamys.org.
On the IAWTV front, the body is still accepting applications for 2010 membership in the Academy through January 15 on its site. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership and excellence in original web television, and will be selected by the Academy’s membership committee later this month.