YouTube NextUp contest 2018 for video content creators (All expenses paid trip to Dubai 2018 YouTube NextUp creator camp)

Application Deadline: August 6th 2018

YouTube has announced the third year of the YouTube NextUp contest to find the next generation of star creators that will grow the Arab creator community. The YouTube creator community in the Arab world has been generating an array of diverse content that has gained creators millions of subscribers from across the Middle East and North Africa, and the 2018 contest will look to add a new generation of talent to the community.

The contest is designed to find and highlight the emerging creators out there making creative and exciting short-form videos.

Learn to create better videos, get more subscribers and take your channel to the next level with the YouTube NextUp contest. Winners get access to a weeklong Creator Camp at YouTube Spaces and other awesome prizes.


Entering channels (including those part of a multi-channel-network) must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a channel with between 10,000 – 100,000 subscribers
  • Have monetization enabled
  • Account must be in good standing (no Terms of Use or Copyright strikes)
  • At least 3 videos uploaded in the channel in the last 90 days


Twelve winners get an all expenses paid trip to Dubai later this year to attend the 2018 YouTube NextUp creator camp. The camp provides a week of intensive production classes and filming opportunities at the dedicated YouTube space in Dubai Studio City.

Win prizes that’ll give you the boost you’ve always wanted.5-day creator camp

The Creator Camp is a 5-day crash course where you’ll learn about video production with creators. You’ll get to know the ins-and-outs of building a rockstar channel with fun video assignments, learn how to use high-quality equipment, and more. Plus you can network with other creators the whole time.

Equipment voucher

Once you’ve finished learning, it’s time to start creating! Graduates of Creator Camp leave with a voucher for new production equipment worth $1,000 (or local equivalent) at a YouTube selected retailer.

1:1 channel advice

NextUp winners also get access to benefits normally available only to Silver & Up creators! That includes one-on one-advice from a dedicated channel coach, invites to exclusive events and parties, and the chance to work with YouTube Partners and NextUp grads.
How to enter
  • Entering is super easy. If you think you’re eligible, all you need to do is answer a few short questions to let us know what your channel’s all about. That’s it! Not sure if you qualify

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 YouTube NextUp contest


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