Entries for the DStv Content Creator Awards 2024 now open for all Africans

  • Entries for the DStv Content Creator Awards 2024 are now open to all creators who posted content in the last year.
  • This year the awards introduce a new Pan-African Creator Award for creators outside of South Africa.
  • Entries close on 21st June.

Entries for the DStv Content Creator Awards 2024 are now open and for the first time, the awards are fielding entries from beyond South Africa’s borders.

This year the awards will focus on creators rather than individual pieces of content to echo the changing nature of content and creators. Entries close on 21st June and public voting opens in August for the applicable categories. The awards will place in October in Johannesburg.

There are four categories this year with multiple awards within each category. There are also a number of new awards including one that recognises gaming content creators.

These are:


  • Thumb-stopping Award
  • Best Event After Movie Award *NEW*


  • Podcast of the Year Award
  • Song of the Year Award
  • Storyteller Award *NEW*


  • Best Creator Campaign Award

Content Creator

  • Social Commentary Award
  • DStv Creator of the Year Award
  • Emerging Creator Award
  • Cause Award
  • Fashion & Style Award
  • Foodie Award
  • Travel & Lifestyle Award
  • Beauty Award
  • Pan-African Creator Award *NEW*
  • Trendsetter Award *NEW*
  • Gaming Creator Award *NEW*

“This is the year the DStv Content Creator Awards goes continental with the first-event Pan-African Creator Award. This category is for the African continent, celebrating talent in countries outside of South Africa. We’re shining a light on the amazingly talented content creators across Africa who have entertained us for years,” the organisers wrote in an announcement.

The Song of the Year Award, DStv Creator of the Year Award, Emerging Creator Award, Cause Award and Trendsetter Award will be determined by a public vote once the nominees are selected in August.

Creators can enter multiple categories if they are applicable to them but can only submit one entry for each. While the majority of entries are free, awards for agencies and brands will have a small entry fee attached.

Entries must be for content posted online between April 2023 and April 2024. Content submitted will be judged by a panel including brand managers, creative directors and content creators.

You can head here to submit entries, read the rules and find answers to frequently asked questions.


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