26 May 2011 8:16 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

YouTube announced the winners of its NextUp Creators Contest early last month. A cross-section of 25 Youtubers - ranging in age from 18 to what 18-year-olds consider old (I think that means 40-something), areas of expertise from sewing gurus to Final Cut pros, and subscriber counts from 300 to just shy of 300,000 - won $35,000 each and an-all-expenses paid, week-long, online video bootcamp at the YouTube HQ in New York City. The NextUp Class of 2011 started its education on Sunday and will graduate on Friday after attending and participating in lectures, seminars, and study groups from some of the biggest names in the online video and YouTube business (including Gary Vaynerchuk, The Fine Bros., Tony Valenzuela, and more). Class starts at 8Am sharp every day and lasts until 2Pm, at which time the students break to collaboratively work on creating new videos. Last night, the NextUp Creators took time off from their regularly scheduled »

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