The twelve winners will get an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai later this year to attend the 2018 YouTube NextUp creator camp, a week of production classes.
For the third year, YouTube will organise the YouTube NextUp contest aimed at discovering Arab content creators across the MENA region.
The twelve winners will get an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai later this year to attend the 2018 YouTube NextUp creator camp, a week of production classes and filming opportunities at a dedicated space.
Last years NextUp took nine creators from four different countries to London for a five-day camp where they met with the regions top creators such as Laila Mourad (who has more than 1.4 million subscribers on her channel) and media professionals who mentored them on production essentials like lighting, audio, storytelling, camera, and editing techniques.
In addition to attending the YouTube NextUp creator camp in Dubai, the 12 winners will get a $2,000 voucher towards production gear (or its equivalent in their countries). In addition, winners will have mentorship from advanced creators (who will be announced in a few weeks), including NextUp alumni. Winners will also have access to a minimum of three months of ongoing support from the YouTube Content Partnerships team, including follow up hangouts as well as access to the YouTube Space in Dubai and be invited to participate in future production programmes from Spaces.
To be eligible to enter, participants must have a ‘good-standing’ YouTube channel with between 10,000 – 100,000 subscribers, have monetisation enabled, and at least three videos uploaded in the last 90 days. Reportedly more than half of last year’s winners have surpassed the 100,000 subscriber mark while the other half noticed a major increase in total watchtime on their channels.