A hearty and heartfelt congratulations to the top fifteen channels selected for the YouTube Next Vlogger 2013 -  may they all live, vlog and prosper!

Last month, we asked you not only “Do you vlog?” but also, “Do you have inspiring personal stories of triumph, big or small, to share with the world through your channel?”  Whether it was dealing with a tough situation at school, struggling to gain acceptance from your peers (or from yourself), moving to a new country, or overcoming a fear of rollercoasters, you took the opportunity through your YouTube channel to motivate your audience to laugh, to smile and to take life by the horns.

And respond, you did! From the vast number of applications, we are pleased to announce the fifteen winners, who will all receive a Google+ Hangout workshop series from industry experts and YouTube staff about best practices in developing long-lasting channels on YouTube, $4,000 worth of production equipment, and a unique opportunity to collaborate with other creators across the globe.

You inspired us with your tales of triumph and your feats of fearlessness: we loved getting to see the story behind your channel and to understand what makes you tick. We hope you enjoy getting to know these Next Vloggers as much as we have here at YouTube.

Check out our newest Next Vloggers below, and make sure you subscribe to stay up-to-date with their channels.


Matthew Yeager recently watched JASH’s Brazzavile Teen-Ager.