Friday, April 6, 2012

Check out the nominees for April’s “On The Rise” spotlight!

Each month, we identify four YouTube partners whose Channels have experienced significant growth and are on the cusp of really taking off for our On The Rise program. In April, we’re showcasing partners in the performance, beauty, sports and film industries. None of them have hit the 100,000 subscriber mark just yet, but they’ve already built significant followings on YouTube.

You can help them get closer though, starting with the opportunity for one of these partners to be featured on the YouTube homepage. Check out the videos below and vote for your favorite in the top right corner of the official YouTube blog. In addition to your votes, each Channel will be evaluated (by an internal team) on criteria such as viewer engagement and Channel optimization techniques to decide which partner will be featured on the homepage, Google+, Facebook and Twitter at the end of the month.

In past months past on the rise nominees, partners like marydoodles and AnyoneButMeWebSeries have gained many subscribers thanks to your support. The poll will be open until April 13h at 5pm PT, so don’t forget to vote for your favorite Channel. Check back to see who secured the homepage feature on April 26th.

anaheimballet
The resident ballet company of Anaheim, CA, since 1997, the Anaheim Ballet hosts classical ballet performances and provides dance education. The school and company are non-profit organizations, and they produce weekly videos for their YouTube Channel.



nurberxo
Want makeup and styling inspiration, or advice about how to present yourself effectively? Nur’s beauty channel is worth browsing for both, giving you holistic beauty advice.



strskillschool
Steve Roberts has been coaching sports in the UK for over 12 years. His passion is soccer (or football, if you’d like), and his sports coaching company’s channel provides excellent tips for how to improve your techniques.



ultraslo
The Ultraslo production company and channel were founded by a two-time Emmy Award winner Alan Teitel. As the name suggests, these videos showcase slow-motion subjects ranging from action sports to insects.



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.

Devon Storbeck and Christine Wang, YouTube Partner Support, recently watched “Improv Everywhere: Quadruplets.”
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