YouTube Creator Awards

YouTube Creator Awards are our way of recognising the extraordinary effort creators put into their growing channels and building thriving communities, responsibly. To be eligible for a Creator Award, creators need to meet the eligibility criteria and must follow our policies.

YouTube Creator Awards

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Find out if your channel is eligible for a YouTube Creator Award, and get your award redemption code if you are:

Get a YouTube Creator Award

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Creator Award, you need to meet the following guidelines:

  • Pass a specific subscriber milestone:
    • Silver: When you reach 100,000 subscribers
    • Gold: When you reach 1,000,000 subscribers
    • Diamond: When you reach 10,000,000 subscribers
    • Red diamond: When you reach 100,000,000 subscribers
  • Your channel is active (has uploads within the past six months).
  • You don't have an active Community Guidelines violation and haven't received any in the past 365 days.
  • You're in compliance with YouTube's Terms of Service.
  • You haven't been suspended from the YouTube Partner Programme.
  • Your channel hasn't been terminated or isn't linked to an account that has been terminated.
  • You don't have content that is deceptive, spammy or a scam.
  • Your main content is original. Channels that focus on compilations, mixes, curation or the heavy use of someone else's copyrighted content or characters may be ineligible.

You don't have to be a member of the YouTube Partner Programme (YPP) to be eligible for an award. Creator Awards are given at YouTube's discretion. Each channel is carefully reviewed to make sure that the criteria are met.

Creator Awards are for personal use only and may not be sold or distributed to anyone outside your channel team members. If you violate this policy, you may be subject to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary actions can include:

  • Forfeiture of the award
  • Ineligibility for future awards
  • Possible termination of your YouTube or Google Account
Take a look at our comprehensive FAQ around YouTube Creator Awards for more info.

Country/region availability

The YouTube Creator Awards programme is unavailable for channels in the following countries/regions:

  • Belarus (BY)
  • Cuba (CU)
  • Iran (IR)
  • Myanmar (MM)
  • North Korea (KP)
  • Russia (RU)
  • Somalia (SO)
  • Sudan (SD)
  • Syria (SY)
  • Tajikistan (TJ)
  • Ukraine (UA)

Redeem a YouTube Creator Award

Once you've met our award criteria, we'll send you a redemption code. Follow these steps to redeem your award:

  1. Find and copy the redemption code that we have sent to you.
    1. If you've misplaced that redemption code, visit our interactive eligibility check to get your redemption code.
  2. Go to the Creator Awards redemption website and enter your code.
  3. Enter your delivery info and specify how you want your channel name to appear on the award.
  4. Select 'Order now' to finish redeeming your award.

If you're located in Brazil or India, you'll be asked for extra info such as a tax ID when redeeming your Creator Award. The relevant customs offices require this info.

Dispatch and delivery

After you have submitted your delivery info and redeemed your award, we'll deliver it to you within approximately two to three weeks. Orders placed after 1 June 2023 can be tracked here. To make sure that your award gets to you on time, note the following:

  • Don't forget to use your full legal name when submitting delivery info. This helps in case you have to pick it up from a customs or delivery office.
  • You'll get an automated email from the delivery company containing a tracking number once your award has been dispatched. Sign up for tracking notifications to ensure that your award reaches you successfully.
  • You're responsible for responding to any contact made by a delivery company that requests more documentation or info from you. This may help your award to pass through customs or be delivered to you.
  • You're responsible for paying any customs duties and/or taxes that are required in certain countries/regions. Legally, YouTube can't cover these costs. These countries include, but are not limited to: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
  • If you don't respond to a delivery company, your Creator Award may be returned or lost. In these cases, you may have to purchase a replacement if you want to get your Creator Award.
  • Once received, you have seven days to report any damage to Society Awards by submitting this form. You will need to send photos of the award and the box, so please keep all packaging materials. This will also allow you to return the award to the vendor for a replacement. Please note that a complimentary replacement will only be granted once the original award has been returned and evaluated.

For any delivery-related issues or concerns, get in touch with our production team here.
Take a look at our comprehensive FAQ around YouTube Creator Awards for more info.

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