Word is that the 3rd annual Streamy Awards wants to improve after two years of criticism leveled against it. Now it’s under the auspices of Dick Clark Productions. It was announced today that submissions from independents, studios, and networks are now open, and the 3rd Annual show will be streamed live online for viewers worldwide on February 17th from the Hollywood Palladium. The Streamy Awards are supposed to honor excellence in original web video programming and those who create it. Categories include Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Online Musician, Best Action or SciFi Series, Best Comedy Series, Best Drama Series, Best Non-Fiction or Reality Series, and Best First Person Series. A full list of categories is available at www.streamys.org. The winners will be determined by an inaugural Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel “comprised of a select group of creative leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, including talent, executives, producers and journalists from today’s most prestigious organizations and media companies”.