YouTube introduces new Silver and Gold Creator Awards, for eligible channels that play by the rules

The new Silver (100k subscribers) and Gold (1 million subscribers) awards are only presented to channels that "play by the rules"

YouTube explains We keep it honest

Creator Awards are given at YouTube's sole discretion and we only recognize creators that have played by the rules. Each channel is reviewed before an award is issued to keep the playing field fair. That means rewarding creators that keep their accounts in good standing without copyright strikes, community guideline violations, or artificially increased subscriber counts, among other criteria.

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