The third ever Summer in the City Awards took place on the Main Stage on the final evening of the 2018 event.
The ceremony was hosted by Tom Burns, and it helped us to really look back on the last year of amazing things that have happened all over YouTube.
It began with the nominees for Streamer of the Year being listed by Tom. These were Jordan Richards, Scott Major, Kayla Sims, and Alia Shelesh. The winner, Gee Nelson, wasn’t there, so Liam Dryden accepted the award on their behalf.
Tom went on to announce Gamer of the Year. The creators nominated were Callum Knight, Ellen Rose, Scott Major, LDShadowLady, Clare Siobhán, and Simi (Tamago2474). The winner was Callum, and he was given his award by Jamie Jo.
Next up was the Community Spirit Award. The nominees for this award were kept secret up until the awards ceremony. “This creator has had quite the year,” said Tom, before announcing the winner – Hannah Witton, who came up to accept it with her boyfriend.
This was followed by the Vlogger of the Year Award. The winner of the award was Saffron Barker. She accepted it, saying: “I love that I get to interact with you so much, thank you so, so much”. The other nominees were Anastasia Kingsnorth, Molly Thompson, Family Fizz (Darren, Georgie, Mia and Sienna Fizz), Machaizelli Kahey and Tom ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell.
Just like the Community Spirit Award, the nominees for the Breakthrough Award were kept secret until the big day. Tom presented the award to Family Fizz. They came on stage to accept their award and said: “This is so surreal. […] Thank you all so much.”
Creator Series of the Year was up next, and this award was presented to Hazel Hayes for PrankMe. The other nominees were Watch Me, Wednesday! by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Chicken Shop Date by Amelia Dimoldenberg, Aspects by Daniel J. Layton, and Shane Dawson‘s Tanacon series. Hazel came on stage with Paul Neafcy, the writer of the series, to accept the award and thank the audience.
Following that, was the Creator Video of the Year. The nominees were EMOTiONAL HOME BiRTH WiTH OUR KiDS!! **life changing** by Family Fizz, The Goblin by Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs, Learning to Love My New Body | Mini Doc by Hannah Witton, OCEAN KID by PJ Liguori, and COMING OUT (ELLE MILLS STYLE) by Elle Mills. Elle was this year’s winner, and she accepted the award with her characteristic: “Hi, I’m Elle Mills.”
The next category was the Fashion & Beauty Award, for which the nominees were Anastasia Kingsnorth, Lana Summer, Lewys Ball, Saffron Barker, Sophie (sophdoesnails), and Sydney Crouch and Ellie Jarrett. The winner for this category was Anastasia.
Book of the Year was the next award, won by Carrie Hope Fletcher for When The Curtain Falls. “It took me ages to get on stage cause I was in the back of the crowd, not expecting this” Carrie said, emotionally, as she accepted her award.
The nominees for this award were Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn, Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons by dodie, Eve of Man by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher, and Saffron Barker Vs Real Life by Saffron Barker.
Next up was Song of the Year. Tessa Violet took the award home for her song, Crush, beating Burned Out by dodie, Agenda by Emma Blackery, Personal by HRVY, and I Go Crazy by Orla Gartland. “Thank you so much, it’s a pleasure to be here,” Tessa said as she accepted her award.
Tom closed the ceremony by thanking everyone for coming to the event.
Photos by Emma Pamplin.
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