I was blown away yesterday, literally blown away.
While I was streaming Song Domination on my Twitch channel, I received a $600 donation from ECCA Award which helped the stream reach the $2000 camera goal… After which, I was informed by one of the board members of the ECCA Awards board that I had actually received an ECCA Award grant!!
The grant included the gifting not only of the $600, but also a tonne of high-quality gear to help the stream level up. Included in this list of gear was a Sony A7R II camera [This camera is NEXT LEVEL], a Shure SM7B microphone and an AVerMedia GC573 capture card!
You can see my understandably thrilled and excited reaction here.
I found out that the ECCA Awards are a non-profit group, supporting emerging content creators!! [Hence the ECC in their name]. They highlight content creators on their website. And are, also, soon going to offer resources on their site to help content creators such as:
– Business-related training materials and forms [as content creators are small businesses]
– Resources to combat common enemies [hackers/stream snipers, etc]
– Serve as a neutral third party to host standards for broadcasts such as volume levels, etc.
How awesome is that? Rather dang awesome. That’s how awesome. They’re on Twitter, so I highly recommend following them on there and seeing the good work their doing and so you can see when the resources go up [as well as watch them make streamers’ dreams come true!].
Thank you ECCA Awards! I am honoured to have been selected by you!