Whether you are passionate about sharing your recipes with the world like Kabita's Kitchen, or are a tech whiz like Technical Guruji, YouTube is committed to supporting you at every step of your creator journey. As a part of our quest to hone the next generation of talent on YouTube, we are bringing back the YouTube NextUp program across YouTube Spaces globally this year — and yes, it is back in Mumbai.
Last year in 2016, NextUp made its debut in India, where 30 winners were selected from a diverse group of entries that surpassed boundaries of language, region, or content genre. We hosted the winners at YouTube Space Mumbai at Whistling Woods International for a week long creator camp where they learned about production techniques, participated in scripting workshops, collaborated with other creators, and had a lot of fun making new videos.
So what is it really like to be a NextUp alum? Check out the video below to see and hear more about the experience of the class of 2016:
As you can see, NextUp has helped many creators turbocharge their channels and expand their online presence. Last year’s NextUp alumni such as Sejal Kumar & Ur Indian Consumer (among others) walked the YouTube FanFest red carpet for the first time and Mumbiker Nikhil even performed on stage in front of 7500 screaming fans in Mumbai. Sign up for NextUp to see if this can be you!
So who’s NextUp? We’re looking for passionate and motivated YouTube creators who are ready to create more compelling 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.
Up to 12 YouTube channels from India will be selected as winners to join the NextUp class of 2017 at YouTube Space Mumbai. If selected, you will be eligible to receive:
- Week-long creator camp at YouTube Space Mumbai
- Voucher of INR 130,000 for video production equipment
- Ongoing account management by the YouTube Partnerships team
- Opportunity to meet and learn from the NextUp Alumni and some of the fast fast-rising creators in India
- *new for 2017* One channel from each NextUp camp in 2016-17 will be invited to attend a global creator camp at YouTube Space LA at the end of 2017
To enter the India YouTube NextUp contest, see full details (including the eligibility requirements and contest rules) at youtube.com/nextup. We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with!
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