YouTube Announces the ‘Next How-To Guru’ Competition Winners

Does your YouTube channel explain the mysteries of peeling a potato or crocheting an octopus? If you want to be the Next How-To Guru for YouTube, you’re going to need to be as educational and family-friendly as this year’s winners, who have been named the best creators of tutorial and how-to videos on the network.

Announced today, the winners are:

The winners hail from the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland. Each of these YouTubers will get a private Google+ workshop series taught by industry experts and YouTube staff, as well as $4,000 worth of production equipment and promotion on YouTube to keep doing what they do best.

Update: A Google spokesperson said that the winners were chosen out of “hundreds of entrants” for the competition. “How-to is one of the fastest growing verticals we have,” she added, but did not specify the numbers.

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