Over the last couple of months some of Europe’s most exciting creative talents have sent us their entries for NextUp Europe, a video contest that aims to unearth the YouTube stars of tomorrow across the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain.

NextUp is a development program designed exclusively for YouTube partners with bags of potential. Many talented creators are already using the platform to reach a worldwide audience and make money from their videos by allowing YouTube to run ads alongside them and sharing the revenue. Thousands of partner channels are now making six-figure sums annually.

We’d love to see even more partners using the site as a launchpad to career success, so we’re supporting them through training, education and promotions via NextUp. By helping them invest in new equipment and training, our NextUp winners are going to develop whole new genres and online experiences for audiences around the world - ironing skydiving anyone?

We’ve been busy watching all the entry videos and we’ve selected a list of 25 winners from across the continent. Winners included UK creator RageNineteen and Spain’s Iker Plan, and you can see their entries below.


Things You Should Know, by RageNineteen


Next Up 2012, by Iker Plan

Each winning creator will receive an all-expenses-paid to trip to London, where they’ll attend a week of hands-on training and mentorship in our brand new creator space. In addition, winners will get a €4,000 video equipment package and €3,000 in cash to help boost the quality of their content.

We’re delighted that we received so many high-quality entries that highlight the passion and talent of the YouTube community. Check out some of the above entries and click ‘Subscribe’ to get regular updates from their channels.