DStv Content Creator Awards 2024 entries are now open, with new categories

The DStv Content Creator Awards has announced that entries across all categories are now open, ready to honour the creative talents who are reshaping the content landscape. The stage is set, and the spotlight is bright for the DStv Content Creator Awards 2024.

2024 is about storytelling in all its forms. It’s about the narrative, the stories and, most importantly, the unique points of view of each content creator.

It’s about celebrating the creator’s own perspective — the unfiltered, original POV of content creation that brings stories to life, says the awards.

What’s new in 2024?

The DStv Content Creator Awards is shaking things up. 

2024 will focus more on celebrating the content creators themselves rather than individual pieces of content. New categories have been introduced to echo the evolving nature of content and its creators because, in the world of digital storytelling, IYKYK.

2024’s categories are:


  • Thumb-stopping Award, and 
  • *New* Best Event After Movie Award.  


  • Podcast of the Year Award 
  • *New* Storyteller Award (10 minutes to 30 minutes), and 
  • Song of the Year Award (opens for public voting once the five nominees are announced).

Best Creator Campaign Award

Content Creator

  • Social Commentary Award
  • DStv Creator of the Year Award (public voting once the nominees are announced)
  • Emerging Creator Award (public voting once the five nominees are announced)
  • Cause Award (public voting once the five nominees are announced)
  • *New* Pan-African Creator Award
  • *New* Trendsetter Award (public voting once the five nominees are announced)
  • Fashion & Style Award
  • Foodie Award
  • Travel & Lifestyle Award
  • *New* Gaming Creator of the Year, and
  • Beauty Award.

Content creators, agencies and brands are encouraged to enter multiple categories if applicable but can submit only one entry per category, according to the awards.

In 2024, 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,” says the awards. 

Entry details:

Visit the website for all the details, the nitty-gritty on each category, entry criteria and FAQs. The DStv Content Creator Awards says it is using Judgify to make it easier and simpler to enter.

The glittering awards gala will take place in October in Johannesburg, promising an unforgettable black-tie event for the continent’s best content creators, add the awards. 

Put these dates in your diaries:

  • Entries open: Friday, 3 May to Friday, 21 June
  • Workshops: June and July
  • Judging: July
  • Nominee announcement: August
  • Voting opens (public voting categories only): August
  • Voting closes: September, and
  • Awards show: October

“So bring your BDE and get your entries in. Tell your story, and let’s create history together,” says the DStv Content Creator Awards

The DStv Content Creator Awards is proudly partnering with DStv as the title sponsor and 947 as the radio partner, ensuring that the awards reach every corner of the content-creating community, the awards conclude. 

Individuals can use the hashtags ‘#DStvCCA’ and ‘#ContentCreatorAwardsSA’ to join the conversation.

The DStv Content Creator Awards, conceptualised by the award-winning agency One-eyed Jack, stands as an impartial and reputable platform designed to recognise and reward outstanding content creators.

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