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Frequently Asked Questions – Digital Creator Fan Choice Award


Who is eligible for this award?

Digital Content Creators that are Black-identifying and Canadian are eligible for this award. 

Where do I find the nominees?

Nominees can be found here.


Who can vote?

Voting is open to fans of digital content creators around the world. Voters must be at least 12 years-old. 

How do I vote?

To vote for your favourite digital creator(s) you need to register for an account here.  Once you have created an account, you will receive an email confirmation from The Black Academy.  Click on the link in the email to login into your account.  Once logged in you can cast your vote(s).

How many times can I vote? 

You can vote up to 100 times in any 24-hour period within the voting window. 

When are the voting windows?

There are two voting rounds. Round One is to determine a shortlist of the final top 6 nominees. Round One is open from August 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ZONE to August 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ZONE.

Round Two is to determine the award winner. Round Two runs from September 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ZONE to September 23, 2022 at 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ZONE.

Voting is open 24 hours a day.

Why are there two rounds of voting?

The Black Academy has chosen five creators for the first round of voting. You can also enter up as many write in candidates as you would like. The first round of voting determines the final top six nominees. The second round of voting determines the winner of the Digital Creator Fan Choice Award. You can vote in both rounds. Once Round One voting has closed, we will post a list of the eight nominees. You can then cast your vote(s) for your favourite content creator from the final list of nominees.

What information do I have to enter in order to vote?

Registration requires an account login. To register for an account you must enter your name and email.  No other information is required to vote.

Do I have to create an account to vote?

Yes, in order to vote you must to create an account here.

Once registered, check your email to authenticate your account and get voting! 

What happens if I accidentally vote for the wrong person?

Ouch, accidents happen. Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse your vote. The good news is that you still have 99 more votes per day to vote for your favourite creator!! 

How are the final top 6 chosen?

The final top 6 will be chosen from the most voted names during Round One. 


Who is eligible to be a write in candidate?

The Black Academy defines a digital creator as an individual, duo, or group who creates entertaining and/or educational material publicly acceptable on any social media channel.  

How do I submit a write in candidate?

To submit a write in candidate users can head to the voting platform found here and type the name of their in the write in box. 


Is there a way for people to see my username? 

No, people will not be able to see your username or any other information. 

If I’m in the process of voting and I get disconnected, does my progress save?

No. The confirmation that the vote has been saved is the “Thanks for Voting!” page. That appears after a logged in vote or after a user confirms their registration. 

What kind of devices am I allowed to vote from?

Voters are allowed to vote from any device (phone, laptop, etc.) by registering for an account here

The Legacy Awards

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced during The Legacy Awards on September 25, 2022 on CBC.

When are The Legacy Awards?

Tune in to The Legacy Awards on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 8 PM on CBC and CBC Gem.