Friday, February 10, 2012

Introducing our February “On The Rise” nominees

Each month for our On The Rise program, we identify four YouTube Partner Channels who are experiencing big growth in subscribers but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark. This month’s nominees include talented Partners including entertainers and educators. Need a car repair tips or fun baking ideas? Want to learn about music production, or watch a drawing come to life? Look no further than the Partner videos below.

What else can you do? These partners need your support to help one them reach the YouTube homepage: check out their videos below and be sure to vote for your favorite in the top right-hand corner of the Official YouTube blog. In addition to the poll results, a team here at YouTube will evaluate each Channel based on criteria like audience engagement and Channel optimization, and will help decide which Channel we’ll feature on the homepage, Facebook and Twitter at the end of the month.

In past months, Partners like ThePortraitArt and CaliforniaTravelTips have seen growth in their audience and video engagement thanks to your support. You have until February 17th at 5pm PT to vote for your favorite Channel, and check back to see who has secured the homepage feature on February 28th.

marydoodles
Hailing from Los Angeles, Mary’s day job involves creating props and costumes for Epic Rap Battles of History. Her real hobby, though, is drawing - she’s been doing it her whole life. Check out Mary’s channel to witness her talent in motion.



yoyomax12
Need creative baking ideas for Valentine’s day, birthdays, or a special occasion? Whether you’re an experienced baker or just learning to bake, Tammy’s channel offers easy-to-follow instructional videos packed with fun ideas and recipes for cookies, bars, and cupcakes.



wwwboyinabandcom
Dave is passionate about music: he’s in a band, and he’s dedicated his YouTube channel to hosting free music production tutorials. Listen to his original music, learn how to set up a home studio, read music software/hardware reviews, and more on this Telford, England, native’s channel.



EricTheCarGuy
Eric is a certified master technician dedicated to the art of auto repair and helping the “do-it-yourselfer.” He attended art school, but then shifted his focus to automotives and fell in love with it. Check out his channel to learn how to drive a stick shift, replace a fuel pump, or shim a starter.



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 “9 Year Old Jonny Mizzone - How Mountain Girls Can Love - Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.”