YouTube is announcing the inaugural launch of its NextUp contest in the Philippines to turbocharge the careers of local up-and-coming YouTube creators. Since its launch in 2011, NextUp has helped over 300 creators in more than 15 countries take their channels to the next level, giving them skills, mentorship, and a network to help them create compelling content. This year, YouTube NextUp is looking for creative and inspiring creators who will join a week-long creator camp at the next YouTube Pop-up Space Manila from October 19-24, where they will learn production techniques from NextUp alumni and work closely with top YouTube creators.
So who’s NextUp? YouTube is looking for passionate and motivated YouTube creators who are ready to create powerful stories with better production skills; those who are seeking mentorship from production and channel development experts, and eager participants looking for an opportunity to collaborate with talented creators and be a part of the global NextUp community.
If you are selected to join the NextUp Manila’s class of 2017, you are eligible to receive:
- A ₱100,000 voucher for production equipment to help you make your video dreams a reality.
- A spot at a week-long creator camp at the YouTube Pop-up Space Manila. You’ll team up with production experts to harness new techniques in camera, lighting, and sound, and receive coaching from the YouTube Partnerships team on how to grow your audience.
- Mentorship by YouTube NextUp grads, plus the opportunity to meet and work with other fast-rising creators.
To enter the contest and see full details, go to youtube.com/nextup to fill out the application form. To be eligible for NextUp Manila, your channel must be in good standing with 10,000 to 100,000 subscribers. The channels will also be selected on the basis of their potential for improvement, capacity for attracting audiences, and alignment with YouTube’s core values. The deadline for submitting the application form is August 2, 2017.
NextUp’s launch in the Philippines further boosts opportunities for a growing community of Filipino creators. Last year, the Philippines saw a 150 percent growth in hours of content uploaded to YouTube and a 65 percent year on year growth in mobile watchtime.
“We’re bringing NextUp to the Philippines to support Filipino creators, who are among the most creative and inspiring in the world. We want to help them bring their YouTube careers to the next level by exposing them to meaningful learning experiences,” said Gabby Roxas, Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager. “We are also giving Filipino creators the opportunity to inspire and learn from other creators around the world who share their passion for creating great online content.”