YouTube To Pay YouTubers To Collaborate In NextUp Competition

By Megan O'Neill 

Last year YouTube launched NextUp, a program offering free training, equipment and promotion to top YouTube creators in a variety of niches, including cooking and fitness.  Today, they’ve relaunched NextUp and this time they’re putting an emphasis on collaborations.  Creators can let YouTube know who they’d like to collaborate with and the top 30 channels will receive money, production gear, training and more.

Austin Lau writes on the YouTube blog, “Since the launch of the first YouTube NextUp program, a competition that we ran to help creators succeed back in 2011, we’ve helped turbocharge the careers of over 215 Youtube creators in 15 different countries.  Today we’re re-launching YouTube NextUp for video creators in the United States: we’re looking for passionate, motivated YouTube creators who want to collaborate.”

Once you’ve built your team of collaborators, head over to the YouTube NextUp page on YouTube to apply.  If you are one of the top 30 channels selected, you’ll get to take advantage of the following perks:

  • $3000 to help make your collaboration project happen
  • $4000 worth of production equipment
  • Two one week long Creator Camps at YouTube Space LA in January and March

The deadline to apply is December 27, 2012.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.