YNOT Events has launched a new website for the YNOT Cam Awards and opened up the nomination process for the 2019 show, which returns to Hollywood on August 7th and will be hosted by cam superstar Anna Bell Peaks. Cam fans and industry professionals can suggest their favorite performers for up to three award categories, but all suggestions must be received by 11:59pm PDT on Friday, June 14th.
While most of the awards from 2018 have returned, a few were phased out to make room for some new categories that were added to expand YNOT’s inclusivity goals and better represent the live cam and clips community.
“It’s important to us that the categories we choose positively represent the amazing and diverse community of performers working in the live cam and clips sectors of the adult industry,” says Connor Young, CEO and founder of the YNOT Cam Awards. “We take that responsibility very seriously. Our performers and the platforms they use to broadcast have changed the adult entertainment industry in profound ways, creating an environment of opportunity for all where on-camera performers maintain full artistic control and work in safe and comfortable locations.”
While the suggestion period ends on June 14th, the voting period will begin the following Monday, June 17th, when YNOT announces the five finalists for each award category. Voting, which is open to cam fans, performers and industry executives, will run through July 19th. Winners will be announced live on stage in Hollywood.
“All models interested in a nomination can find detailed information about the process on the new YNOT Cam Awards website,” adds Young. “Since we limit finalists to just five per category our nominees have a very good chance to win, so we are looking for performers who are eager to participate in the process and willing to stay engaged from start to finish. The YNOT Cam Awards is about recognizing models for their accomplishments and their hard work, and it’s also about showing off our amazing community at its best.”
All four of the Platinum sponsors from the 2018 show are back for 2019 as ImLive, Chaturbate, Studio20 and Flirt4Free have all agreed to return. This year the live broadcast is sponsored by StripChat and will again be free to watch for cam fans and industry all over the world. There will be a live broadcast of the Red Carpet on Vine Street followed by VIP dinner, pre-show entertainment, the award show, and finally the after party.
“Models, please know that these sponsors have made it possible for us to produce this night to honor you in Hollywood,” says Jay Kopita, co-owner of YNOT. “Not all companies invest back in the community, but the ones who do definitely deserve credit for caring about performers and taking a proactive role in expanding the cam and clips market for everyone.”
This year’s YNOT Cam Awards will be preceded by YNOT’s all new #Cammunity cam model summit, happening at the W Hollywood Hotel, just yards away from The Avalon Hollywood where the YNOT Cam Awards will take place. Models and performers interested in attending #Cammunity can register for free for a limited time at cammunity.ynotcam.com, and the event is also open to industry executives who work in the adult interactive space.
Current Gold sponsors for the YNOT Cam Awards include iWantClips, Cams.com and FreeWebCams. Companies interested in sponsoring the event or reserving a VIP dinner table should contact YNOT through its ZenDesk contact form. Press passes are available to qualified media outlets. More information about obtaining a press pass to the YNOT Cam Awards can be found on the event website. Individual tickets to YNOT Cam Awards can be purchased through Eventbrite.