There's a lot of popular channels on YouTube. The personalities that populate said channels occasionally combine their talents to create collaborations. YouTube is now looking for those kind of people to help kickstart its next contest.
YouTube is bringing back its NextUp program in 2012 after a successful run last year that saw multiple creators from around the world get the resources they needed to create compelling video content for the site. Now the program is coming exclusively to the US and YouTube is looking for "passionated, motivated YouTube creators who want to collaborate."
So, let's say you've found a partner to film a project with. Now you just have to tell YouTube what you would like to film together. The winning projects will receive $3,000 in general funding, $4,000 in video equipment and a two one week-long Creator Camp sessions at YouTube Space LA to film your winning collaborations.
Need an idea of what kind of stuff YouTube is looking for? One of last year's winners was a video called Office Warfare, a collaboration between FinalCutKing, VFX Bro and Jimmy Wong. It has over 2.6 million views.
You can apply for the YouTube NextUp program here. All applications are due by December 27.