As most of my readers already know I don’t often post press releases (or similar announcements) unless I feel like it’s something that might be of interest to my readers.
Please note that I was not compensated for posting this. I am posting this because I feel like it might be of interest to some of my readers.
YouTube is hosting a contest to find the next YouTube Vlogger. If you don’t know what a Vlogger is it’s a blogger who video tapes themselves rather than write.
Here are the details of the competition.
Vlogging. Anyone with a camera, the initiative and a YouTube account can be a vlogger. But do you have what it takes to be a YouTube Next Vlogger? Today we’re launching an all-new competition to find the next round of vloggers: and this time, we’re looking for vloggers who have personal stories of triumph to share with the world.
Have you ever had to overcome a seemingly insurmountable obstacle? Was there a goal you reached through hard-work and perseverance? Have you incorporated these inspiring tales of accomplishment into your channel? Starting today through April 18, 2013, applications will be open for 16 inspired and inspiring vloggers to tell us about their struggles and victories – whether they’re big or small, we want you to inspire us!
This iteration of YouTube Next Vlogger will provide the 16 winning entrants the opportunity to collaborate on videos with other similarly passionate vloggers. They’ll also take part in three months of intimate educational workshops held on Google+ Hangouts. And to top it off, each vlogger will receive $4,000 worth of video equipment and mentoring from industry experts and content creators on YouTube.
By nature, vloggers are sharers; giving us glimpses into their lives and experiences through the YouTube window. We can’t wait to see the stories you have to share with us.
Details of the competition are available at http://www.YouTube.com/yt/Creators/Vlogger.html.
If you enter, good luck! I hope you are the lucky winner.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers.