YouTube has partnered with Smart Communications to bring a bigger NextUp in the Philippines this year.
Launched in 2011, NextUp is a contest that searches for and trains the next-generation YouTube content creators through workshops, networking, and equipment provision.
For NextUp 2021, YouTube and Smart will look for 12 Filipino content creators who will each receive equipment stipend worth P100,000 as well free data packs.
Of the 12 winners, three will be granted a 12-month endorsement contract with Smart.
Moreover, they are entitled to participate in an online creator camp where they will receive mentorship from industry experts, NextUp alumni, and current YouTube content creators.
A series of online training workshops for the non-finalists will be organized as well.
In the Philippines, NextUp has helped launch the careers of some of the country’s most notable YouTube creators today such as Raiza Contawi, Team Lyqa, and Renee Dominique who has already collaborated with international singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.
To join the contest, visit the NextUp site. Entries will close on October 5 at 23:59 PHT.