Hollywood, CA – It’s officially time again for fans and adult industry professionals to start recommending their favorite models and creators for YNOT Cam Awards nominations. The 2022 show will take place live and in-person on October 13th at Avalon Hollywood, which is located in the heart of Hollywood, California. YNOT will accept nominee suggestions between now and August 19th, with selected nominees being announced on August 25th.
At this early stage, anyone can suggest any cam models or creators for up to three award categories, however all suggestions need to be received by YNOT (and accepted by the suggested model) no later than 11:59pm PDT on Friday, August 19th.
There are two ways to suggest a model for a nomination. The easiest way is to visit the model’s YNOT ID Model Profile Page (if one exists), then click the button there to suggest that model for a nomination. Ask your favorite model for this link. The alternative method is to visit awards.ynotcam.com and look for a button near the top of the page to suggest a model. This latter approach requires knowing either the model’s YNOT ID username (ask the model for this!) or email address, so we can credit your suggestion to the correct person.
The nominee suggestion process is explained in detail on this YNOT YouTube channel video.
“We created the YNOT Cam Awards to recognize and celebrate the amazing women and men who work their asses off all year long as webcam models and creators,” says Connor Young, CEO and founder of the YNOT Cam Awards. “It has been the honor of my life to work with our industry’s talent, and to produce a show that has been so well received by models and creators. The YNOT Cam Awards is also our night to come together as an industry and a community to challenge common misconceptions about online sex workers, and to show the world what we’re really all about. That’s a message that’s only growing in its importance with each passing year.”
While most of the award categories from 2021 are returning in 2022, YNOT decided to split the “Best Fetish Model” category into two distinct categories: “Best Fetish Cam Star” and “Best Fetish Creator.” Also the “Emerging Cam Star” categories have a new look this year, as one winner will be chosen just by the fans and another just by other models.
After the suggestion period ends on August 19th, the voting period will begin the next week, on August 25th. That’s also when YNOT will officially reveal the five finalists for each award category. Voting, which is open to cam fans, performers and industry executives, will run through the end of September and voters with a YNOT ID account can vote as often as once-per-day. Winners will be announced live on stage in Hollywood, and the show will also be live-streamed to tens of thousands of fans around the world.
“There is no other award show like the YNOT Cam Awards,” says Jay Kopita, co-owner of YNOT and co-host of the show. “We go above and beyond to make sure models and creators have an amazing time. This event is extremely challenging to produce and wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. These companies completely get our vision and want to be a part of celebrating and recognizing our industry’s talent. They’re giving back to the industry through their support of the YNOT Cam Awards. They are part of the solution, and we are incredibly grateful for their support.”
This YNOT Cam Awards will be preceded by the return of YNOT’s cam model summit YNOT Cammunity, which returns to the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Blvd. October 10th – 13th. Models and performers interested in attending YNOT Cammunity can register at ynotcammunity.com; the event is also open to affiliates, webmasters and business executives who work in the adult interactive space. No fans are allowed to attend either the YNOT Cam Awards or YNOT Cammunity, however fans are invited to watch the live stream of the red carpet and award show on October 13th.
Companies interested in sponsoring the YNOT Cam Awards or reserving a VIP dinner table should contact YNOT Events for assistance. 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. Nominees will get a free VIP pass to the show. Qualified industry professionals who not sitting at a sponsored table can purchase VIP or General Admission tickets to the YNOT Cam Awards through Eventbrite.