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Introducing November’s “On The Rise” candidates

By Devon Storbeck

YouTube Partner Support

Each month, we find four YouTube Partners whose subscriber numbers are growing but don’t yet have 100,000 for our monthly On The Rise program. We invite you to check out their channels and vote for your favorite in the top right corner of this blog. The channel with the most votes at the end of the week will be featured on the YouTube homepage and videos page.

Our nominees this November are a creative bunch whose skills include painting, animation, music and fashion. You may be drawn into their channels for the recommendations they provide or simply for the chance to observe their talents. Take a look at the nominees’ videos below, and vote for your favorite by November 21 at 6pm PT. We’ll announce the partner selected on this blog on November 27.

Val is a painter - and one of the first partners - whose YouTube channel chronicles her artistic process with weekly art videos. Throughout the week, she posts additional reviews and reflections, and even gives away original paintings to her viewers.


Need guidance on how to watch a movie, cross the street, or be sarcastic? Ev’s channel tackles some of life’s more complicated tasks, illustrating his recommendations with stick figure animations.


Hailing from Manchester, England, Matt Hutchison (also known by his musical alias, ortoPilot) has made a career out of singing, songwriting, and video production. He’s spent the last five years posting original songs as well as acoustic adaptations to his YouTube channel.

If you’re looking for advice about fashion or hair and beauty products, you might want to check out hairodynamic. Since 2009, style maven Monica has recorded her hauls, reviews, and tutorials for her loyal audience.

In past months, winners like theneedledrop and AlexanderCarpenter have seen growth in their audience and video engagement thanks to your support. If you’re interested in checking out more rising YouTube Partners, visit our On The Rise channel, which features nominees, trending partners and monthly blog winners. Look for more featured partners on the YouTube Browse page.