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July’s On The Rise nominees: educators and artists

By Devon Storbeck

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Each month, we identify four YouTube Partners who are growing their subscribers but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 mark for our On The Rise program. You vote for your favorite in the top right corner of this blog, and the winner will be featured on the YouTube homepage and the videos channel.

For July, we're bringing you two partners who combine education with entertainment, and two performance artists we think you’ll enjoy. Check out the nominees’ videos below, and then cast your vote by July 21 at 6pm PT. We’ll announce the winner on July 28.

In 2010, Liz decided she would learn 52 things in 52 weeks, documenting her progress in weekly videos. She’s scaled back to learning 26 things in 2011, and her educational and entertaining videos include how to be nice, job interviews and Rubik’s cubes.


Destin is from Alabama and is a rocket tester by trade, and he’s transformed his passion for the scientific method into his YouTube channel. Under the series title “Smarter Every Day,” Destin educates his viewers with Mythbusters-esque investigations into scientific phenomena.


Musician VSOHOTT has worked with major labels and even American Idol winners. This Michigander writes, produces, and engineers his own music; his first album is currently in production; and he recently started a reality web series.


“All kinds of awesomeness” is how Jeremiah Warren describes his channel, where he combines his skills as a filmmaker and videographer for a broad mix of content. Looking for traditional films, animation, documentaries and special effects? You’ll find it he

On The Rise is all about giving a kickstart to the next generation of Partners who will go on to do big things on YouTube, and helping you discover new talent. Past winners like emilynoel83joshsundquist, and CuteGirlsHairstyles have seen lots of new viewers 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.