YouTube has announced the winners of its second annual YouTube NextUp competition, a program first launched in 2011 to encourage video makers to collaborate with one another on new works.
Contestants were asked to partner up with another creator on YouTube and write in with a description of what they’d like to film together. “And you didn’t disappoint!” YouTube wrote. “We were overwhelmed with the imaginative and ambitious proposals and those selected represent a spectrum of determined creators who are all taking their channels to the next level.”
Prizes for this year’s competition include a $3,000 cash prize, $4,000 worth of production equipment, and two week-long “creator camps” at YouTube Space LA to film the projects. And the winners are: