It’s time to shine the light back onto content creators. Talking Influence is passionate about shedding the light on the excellent work that takes place in every avenue of the creator economy.

With the Influencer Marketing Awards celebrating teams and agencies behind outstanding campaigns, the Content Creator Awards has been introduced to celebrate the individuals who aim to entertain, inspire and elevate the creator sphere – the ones who make these campaigns possible.

“As the industry evolves, so does the expertise of those at the heart of it – creators. The level of craft, innovation, and skill we are now seeing is mind-blowing and I’m so excited that we are starting to recognise it!” Becky Owen, Branded Content EMEA at Facebook

The team behind the first edition of the CCAs has been researching and discussing with industry professionals and content creation enthusiasts about the areas of the creator sphere that deserve to be highlighted and rewarded. The final list of categories will focus on areas such as the strength of the industry, creativity, and skill, and highlighting the best in class use of popular social platforms.

Here is the full list of categories for you to explore…


  • Beauty Creator of the Year
  • Fashion and Style Creator of the Year
  • Sports and Fitness Creator of the Year
  • Parenting and Family Creator of the Year
  • Tech Creator of the Year
  • Health and Wellness Creator of the Year
  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Financial Creator of the Year
  • Food Creator of the Year
  • Gaming Creator of the Year

Brand, Creativity & Skill

  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Use of Short Form Video
  • Most Creative Piece of Content
  • Best Duo or Group
  • Breakthrough Creator
  • Best Production
  • Best Editing and Special Effects
  • Creators for Causes
  • Best Content House
  • Best Brand Collaboration


  • Best Instagram Creator
  • Best YouTube Creator
  • Best Twitch Creator
  • Best TikTok Creator
  • Best Multi-Platform Creator

Best of the Year

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Podcast of the Year
  • Creator Agency of the Year
  • Creator Platform of the Year

Download the Entry Kit

The team has created a helpful entry kit for you packed full of insights and tips, categories, and guidance that will enable you to nominate the content creators who you believe are executing best-in-class work, and those helping to professionalise the industry.

Entry Typeform

Once you have explored the entry kit and gained an understanding of the categories and what judges will be looking for when awarding the winners, you can submit your entries via the entry Typeform.

The entry kit and Typeform will provide the specifics in regards to nominating a candidate, or submitting as a creator yourself. It’s important to note however that this year, the awards are free to enter!

The deadline to submit your entries is 26 August 2021. Allowing plenty of time to digest the criteria and curate entries that will wow the judging panel.

Apply to judge

As with any awards, an esteemed panel of judges with varying expertise and passions will be onboarded in order to select the deserving winners. The CCA team encourages you to apply to judge the awards or to nominate a peer who you think would be an asset to the judging panel.

You do not need to have years of experience in the content creator industry – just drive, passion and understanding of what best in class means to you.

Judging will take place during Q3 – so it’s time to send your applications through so that the team can

The award winners will be announced on Talking Influence later in the year, so for now, it’s time to focus on curating those winning entries.

If you have any queries about the awards, the submitting entries, or the judging process, please reach out to the event coordinator, Gerry Villiers, at

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