YNOT Cam Awards Nomination Process Details
NOTE: These are the instructions from 2022. The process will be basically the same in 2023, but we’ll update this page if needed.
Hate to read? This video walks you through the process:
If you’re reading this you probably have one simple question:
How do I get nominated?
First rule is this: we’re looking for cam models and clips performers who WANT to win this award, and who are willing to stay engaged throughout the process. If you’re a finalist you’re in elite territory since we only allow 5 finalists per category, so you don’t have to compete against 20 other nominees, just 4 others. We’ll be asking you for things like profile pictures to use on your nominee page, responses to interview questions so we can highlight you to voters, and possibly even video clips that we can include in the show itself (not required, but a great opportunity). Win or not, if you stay engaged, you will get a lot out of this process.
The second rule is this: while you don’t have to attend the show itself to win, if you’re a finalist, you will NOT WANT TO MISS IT. There are a lot of awards shows out there, but NONE like the YNOT Cam Awards. No joke. Nominee finalists get the royal treatment in Hollywood, with a glamorous Red Capet event, dinner, open bar, VIP seating and the chance to take the stage to be recognized by all your peers AND seen over our live stream, broadcast around the world.
So while we always try our best to keep things simple, to ensure the integrity of the YNOT Cam Awards there are a few steps involved with this process if you would like to be considered for an Award. This helps us ensure we have the best possible nominees for a successful show.
STEP 1: CREATE YOUR YNOT ID ACCOUNT
First and foremost, you are going to need a YNOT ID account. While it’s possible for fans or friends to suggest you for a nomination even if you don’t have a YNOT ID account, you won’t be able to accept those suggestions without one, or be considered for finalist status. Repeat, you can’t become an official nominee without a YNOT ID account. This is because your account will be used to tie all voting back to you once the fan voting process starts, and also because it allows us to communicate with you throughout the process.
If you already have a YNOT ID account then you can skip forward to Step 2 below. If you forgot your password for your YNOT ID account, you can use the option to recover your password as long as you remember the email address you used. If you’re making a new account, choose your username carefully as this will be a visible part of your campaigns and it’s not possible for you to change it yourself at a later date.
If you don’t have a YNOT ID account yet, please visit YNOTID.com now and register for a new account. IMPORTANT: Make sure you select “Cam Model” for your adult industry role, since only Cam Model accounts can receive nominations, and be extra sure that your email address is right because this is how we will notify you about suggestions, nominations, and other news about the YNOT Cam Awards.
After you submit your registration you will be sent an email to confirm. Just click the link in the email, and you will be returned to YNOT ID to finish setting up your new account. You’re almost done.
Finally, please note if you have a Business Professional account instead of a Cam Model account you won’t be able to receive and accept nominee suggestions. To get this fixed, please open a support ticket at ynotsupport.com for help.
STEP 2: PUBLISH YOUR YNOT ID MODEL PROFILE
Once you have created your YNOT ID account and logged in, verify the info under your “My Account” tab looks good, then proceed to the “Model Profile Page” option.
You’ll want to, at the minimum, add an Avatar and then fill out the required fields denoted by an asterisk * sign. When all required fields are filled in and saved, you’ll then see an option at the top of this page to PUBLISH your Model Profile page.
Your personal “Model Profile Page” serves as a convenient place to send supporters to suggest you for a nomination (and later, if you’re a nominee, vote for you), and it also can serve as a handy additional link list page for you all year long. Please note: all images uploaded to YNOT need to be SFW, the point here is just to promote you then push fans to the places where you sell your content and shows.
Once published, your page will look something like this:
Note the URL of your profile page after you publish it.
STEP 3: GET SUGGESTED FOR AN AWARD
The easiest way for people to suggest you for a category is to visit that Model Profile Page you just created. They can click the “Suggest Me” button on that page to recommend you with minimal fuss. Highly recommended!
The slightly more difficult method would be to have supporters visit awards.ynotcam.com and click the “Suggest Nominee” link from the site’s navigation, or send supporters straight to the Suggest Nominee page. To make sure you get credit for their suggestion, ask them to include your YNOT ID username when submitting. This ensures that their support gets linked directly to you, and allow you to confirm or reject the categories they chose for you.
If you bypass the recommended Model Profile method, then we strongly suggest that you provide supporters with your YNOT ID username, for privacy and efficiency reasons. You can also provide supporters with your email address if you prefer, as long as it matches your YNOT ID account email. But we’ll need one of these two things with each suggestion received so that we can successfully tie it to your account and give you credit.
STEP 4: ACCEPT OR DECLINE NOMINATION SUGGESTIONS
Once someone submits a form with your YNOT ID or username, we’ll send you an email notifying you. The email will include the name of the person who suggested you (or at least the name they gave us, if any, so you’ll know who to thank) and the categories selected.
To ensure that you receive your notifications, we recommend that you update your email client’s whitelist to include firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid possible spam filter mistakes. If you can’t do that, you might double-check your spam folder from time to time instead.
Once notified of a nominee suggestion you will then need to log into your YNOT ID account before the nomination period ends (see important dates page for more details) and either accept or decline. You can accept for certain categories and decline for others if you want. Look for this link in the YNOT ID Dashboard:
Choose whether to ACCEPT or REJECT each pending category for which you were suggested. The confirmed categories will look something like this:
Even if you are suggested 100 times for a single category you should only be asked to Accept or Reject for that category once, however we will keep track of the number of times you are suggested for a category since that information is partially what is used to determine the finalists. If someone suggests you for a NEW category that you haven’t previously accepted or rejected you will get a new notification and will need to log into your account and respond.
You can only be considered for a category if you have received and accepted a nomination suggestion for that category. Also, you must respond no later than end the last day of the nominating period to be considered.
If you are having trouble with this process and need personal help, visit our ZenDesk support desk at ynotsupport.com and submit a ticket. We’re here to help.
Also, don’t forget to check out www.ynotcammunity.com for information about our model career development conference happening just before the Awards in Hollywood. We hope you’ll join us!