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The YouTube NextUp program has assisted content creators across the world in becoming the best they can possibly be. The program has assisted content creators from the United States, Asia and South America in growing their skills. YouTube NextUp is now coming to South Africa and is inviting any rising content creators to apply!
The Youtube NextUp programme will help rising content creators brush up their skills in production, editing, and audience development. The program will be a week-long “Creator Camp.” The 20 finalists chosen for the program will be given a production kit worth R14 631 to up their content game.
After the programme is concluded, the 20 finalists will still get support from the YouTube content team three months after the week-long camp.
Head of YouTube’s content partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, Addy Awofisayo says that her team believes that the next generation of successful creators are already creating content on YouTube.
“We are excited that the YouTube NextUp program will help take creators to the next level in their YouTube careers, enabling them to develop whole new genres and online experiences for audiences around the world.”
Content creators will only be eligible to enter the programme if their YouTube channels have between 10 000 and 100 000 subscribers. The content creators should also have at least three pieces of original content uploaded within the last three months.
Content creators who are interested in the programme must also submit an entry form and the video that they are most proud of that shows their production skills and creativity.
Finally, the content creators will have to choose one of three essay topics to answer in no more than 200 words. The essay topics are:
YouTube has been doing exceptionally well in both Nigeria and South Africa. In South Africa over 250 YouTube channels have 100 000 subscribers while over 500 YouTube channels in Nigeria have achieved the same. South Africa has seen a 70% increase in YouTube channels generating 6 figures.
Some of South Africa’s biggest YouTubers are beauty influencer Mihlali Ndamase, Jessica Van Heerden, Lasizwe Dambuza and Mpoomy Ledwaba.
Applications for the YouTube NextUp program are currently open and will close on 8 October. The 20 finalists will be announced on 21 October.