YouTube Creator Awards, also called YouTube Play Buttons or YouTube Plaques, are a group of accolades from YouTube that aim to recognize its most active channels. They’re based on the subscriber count of a channel but are given at the sole discretion of YouTube itself. It’s not a secret that YouTube has one of the most active user bases on the web and the number of videos posted daily is genuinely staggering. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that they’re using this concept to recognize the channels doing great and trying to build an audience. These awards allow YouTube to take a closer look at what its users have to offer and reward those who surpass all expectations.

While these awards are meant to celebrate those who contribute to YouTube’s success, they are also used to reward the channels which have been around for some time and have a loyal subscriber base. If you’re a newcomer and want to get noticed, these awards are the way to go. They don’t cost anything and will quickly make you a believer among YouTube’s many users and keep you in the limelight long after your account has been created and is running smoothly.

These awards are given for a wide variety of reasons. You could get an award for having the most subscriptions, most views, or the highest-rated channels. You can also get an award for a video that broke the YouTube record for the most views in a certain time frame. Most creative uses of YouTube awards fall under the category of ‘manship’ and are given to channels that exhibit a certain level of flair or which have managed to set a standard by which other channels are judged. Creators can also receive an award for subscriber count, which further cements their reputation as being some of the best in their own niches.

YouTubers have long awaited the introduction of the Ruby Play Button for their famous YouTubes. The new YouTube Play Buttons promises a great many features for all YouTubers. It will allow viewers to create and join viral video trends from anywhere in the world. They will be able to make their videos available through various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. All this can be done without much struggle. All it takes is a simple click of the mouse. This Ruby Play Button is customizable.

According to the rules of YouTube, the first fifty million subscribers of a channel qualify for the ruby play button. This means that there are only two people in the entire world who have this award, and they are both YouTubers. As the competition increases the YouTube increases its standard by uplifting the subscribers count from 50 Million to 100 Million, for that Red Diamond YouTube Play Buttons will be issued. This is great for the creators, who can generate lots of revenue through advertising.
A Silver Play Button can also be earned by reaching 100,000 subscribers, which was recently changed. If your channel goes to this point, you will receive a platinum award. The threshold was altered as part of a new program to encourage more participation in the community. After all, it would be pointless for the creator to receive an award if no one is even bothering to visit their channel.

If you reach 1,000,000 subscribers for Gold Play Buttons, you can also be awarded a platinum award. Once again, according to YouTube’s own rules, this is only applicable to channels that have reached the one million mark. However, it seems like everyone is going for the platinum award simply because it is the most prestigious. If you reach one million gold play buttons, you can also be awarded a golden play button. The golden button is what the super-rich and famous are given, but it is not awarded with as much frequency as the silver or platinum ones.

Diamond Play Button for 10 million

The Diamond Play Button is one of five subscriber plaques created and distributed by YouTube as part of their Creator Awards program to content creators who have acquired more than 10 million (10,000,000) subscribers. The Diamond Play Button, like the other subscriber plaques, is designed to look like the YouTube Play Button logo, just as the other plaques are.

The Red Diamond Play Button is a special award given by YouTube to channels that have reached the milestone of 100,000,000 (one hundred million) subscribers. The award has been given to only four YouTube channels: YouTuber PewDiePie, the Indian music label T-Series, the Cocomelon channel, and the SET India channel.