More talented Flemish online videomakers equals more categories for The Jamies. The award show for Flemish creatives on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Twitch returns to Ostend on Friday 28 January 2022. Leading up to the awards ceremony, everyone can vote for the nominees within the 14 categories as of today.
After an initial exploratory round where anyone could submit their favorite online videographer of the past year, the Jamies' expert jury has made its selection. From this list of nominees, you can vote for your favorite within each category. The winners will be announced on Friday 28 January 2022 during a dazzling award show at De Grote Post during the Ostend Film Festival.
For its second edition, The Jamies presents 4 new categories: Videographer, Emerging Talent, Best Video of the Year and TikTok Business, in addition to the categories Vlog, Lifestyle, Dance & Music, Comedy, Explainer, TikTok, YouTube and The Kastiop Award for game streaming. This expansion is only possible thanks to the talent pool in Flanders, which has grown considerably in just one year. By means of the new categories the organization can also give emerging or lesser known talent the necessary attention.
"It was really nice to see many of last year's winners get picked up by the traditional media. They obviously owe that to their talent, but we're glad we were able to give them a boost with the Jamies. And the list of talent just got bigger this year!"
The nominees include well-known Flemish people, established internet values and emerging talent. People such as Tiany Kiriloff, Henk Rijckaert and Linde Merckpoel stand between internet phenomena such as Acid, Average Rob, Flo Windey and Bockie De Repper.
Voters can not only pick their favorite creators, the online content itself is also up for prizes in the Best Video of the Year and Fiction categories, such as the web series Panna and Bathroom Stories.
The audience award is that of Content creator of the year. The online video maker with the most preference votes from the public can receive this special award during the live show in Ostend.
Everyone can vote for their favorite Flemish online videomakers until Sunday, January 2, 2022 on www.dejamies.be. The final winners will be chosen by those online votes and the professional jury on a 50%-50% basis.
Who is on the jury? TAGMAG founder Simon Smetryns, cinephile Eline Van Hooydonck, stylist Farah El Bastani, actress and presenter Nora Gharib, creative Karen François, journalist Katrin Swartenbroux, gaming duo William Boeva and Eva Mundorff, artist duo Jasper en Noortje (Jasper Declercq and Noortje Palmers), film director Jonas Govaerts, MNM DJ Laura Govaerts and YouTube content manager Sam Vergauwen. Vlogger and initiator of the Jamies Hannes Coudenys takes on the role of chairman. The winner of the Best Content Creator of the Year category is entirely up to the public.
The organization hopes to welcome this year's nominees for a dazzling awards show in De Grote Post in Ostend. You can also watch the show at home via YouTube and VRT NU. The Jamies are an initiative of the Ostend Film Festival and creative agency Hurae.
You can vote until 31 December via www.dejamies.be.
Dance & Music
For Best Video of the Year, a link can be submitted via the voting form and a Content creator of the year will be chosen from everyone who was nominated.
The Flemish online video awards