YouTube’s Next Vlogger is a development program that provides mentoring and promotion to vloggers (a.k.a. video bloggers) to bulk the video-sharing platform’s quality content offering, and the contest just announced its 16 winners. According to the official YouTube Creator Blog:
Not only is vlogging one of the most popular forms of expression on YouTube, but selecting Next Vlogger also resulted in more applications than we’ve received for any previous Next Creator program. Bravo! Although, that still left us with some tough decisions… After much debate and many sleepless nights, we’re excited to introduce you to the 16 Next Vloggers.
In total, the winning vloggers already have more than 125 million views. Now, they will participate in three months of trainings through Google+ Hangouts, including advice from YouTube content creators iJustine and Natalie Tran from communitychannel. They will also receive $5,000 of video equipment and $10,000 of promotion. For those that did not win, YouTube is offering Creator Workshops available on the YouTube Creator Events website. Attendance is done through Google+ Hangouts on Air from the YouTube Creators page.
Videos from each of the winners are available below (and above).