And next up is you! Enter for a chance to be a part of the YouTube NextUp class of 2016!

Whether you’re exploring what makes the world go round like ASAPScience, cooking up tasty treats like Laura Vitale or a lifestyle guru with advice to share like Ingrid Nilsen, YouTube NextUp has helped over 250 YouTube creators from 15 countries to turbocharge their YouTube channels since its launch in 2011.  

This year, YouTube NextUp is designed to reach more channels than ever! Up to 360 YouTube channels around the world will be selected as winners of NextUp contests to join the NextUp class of 2016. Today we are launching in the US and UK, but check back for additional contests in Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Mumbai.  

So who’s next up? We’re looking for passionate, motivated and inspiring YouTube creators.1  Sharpen your production skills to tell more compelling stories and receive mentorship from production and channel development professionals, alongside other talented creators.  

If you are selected to join the UK NextUp class of 2016, you are eligible to receive: 

  • A £1750 voucher for production equipment to help you make your video dreams a reality. 
  • A spot at a week-long creator camp at YouTube Space London. You’ll team up with production experts to harness new techniques in camera, lighting, and sound, and receive coaching from 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. Could there be a better way to set off some truly awesome collaborations? 

To enter the UK YouTube NextUp contest, see full details (including the eligibility requirements and contest rules) at

We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with next on YouTube!

Posted by Natalie Marchant, YouTube Sponsorships Program Manager, recently watched "Beyoncé & Bruno Mars Crash Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show | NFL."


1Eligibility requirements and NextUp Contest rules can be found at