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The winners of the US and Canada YouTube NextUp class of 2017 are in!

By Caitlin Morrissey

Global Program Manager

A few weeks ago, we opened applications to our latest NextUp program at YouTube Space NY which features a new twist: exclusive workshops and skill-sharing sessions designed and led by NBCUniversal’s prestigious creative executives.

We’ve been thrilled by the applications so far - more channels entered the NextUp contest this year than ever before - and now, we’re excited to announce the winners who will be attending the camp in New York later this month:

These creators will join us for week-long creator camp during the week of May 22 where they will learn new camera, lighting, and sound techniques, and receive coaching from the YouTube Partnerships team on how to grow their audience. As part of this NextUp program, they will also be eligible to receive a voucher for production equipment.

Through our collaboration with NBCUniversal, we’re also giving our NextUp winners access to some cool new sessions. These creators will join NBCUniversal executives for an exclusive fireside chat on the comedy development process which will cover the journey from ideation to completion and every stage in between. They will also have the opportunity to get an inside peek at the creative pitch process, which will include helpful tips on how creators can make their content even more compelling for commercial opportunities.

If you’re in France, India or Japan and would like to join us over at an upcoming NextUp program, we’re currently accepting entries through Wednesday, May 17th. For more information, visit and follow the action on Twitter with #YTNextUp.