Take part in Vlogstar Challenge

If you’re 16-25 years old and living in London or Essex, it’s easy to get involved in the Vlogstar Challenge. Just book on to one of our free workshops and take the first step in your vlogging journey.

Create great content

Ever wanted to start a vlog but not sure how? Passionate about a cause or topic but not sure how to tell your story? We can help! And you don’t need to have a YouTube channel – just an active interest in making online content and a passion for an issue or topic you want people to know about.

Our workshop is intended to be relaxed and fun with a series of interactive practical challenges and will help build and then hone your skills. You will also benefit from direct feedback from Media Trust’s expert trainers and your peers on how to make your content even better.

By taking part in the workshop you will:​

  • Build the confidence and agency to voice your opinion on issues you care about​
  • Discover how to shoot, edit, and produce compelling video content
  • Develop storytelling and presenting techniques to better tell your story

Logistics and key info

The workshop will last 2.5 hours and you’ll have an opportunity to build networks with other participants.

To take part in this workshop you will need:

  • A device to access the session (e.g. a laptop)
  • A smartphone with data and memory available
  • A good internet connection
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Everyone who takes part in a workshop can enter our Vlogstar Challenge competition!

The competition – could you be our next Vlogstar?

Everyone that participates in a Vlogstar Challenge workshop is eligible to enter our competition by submitting a vlog.  The best entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges and invited to join in a day of expert tuition and masterclasses hosted by YouTube.

Using your new skills, you’ll be asked to submit a second vlog entry where the judges will select 15 finalists to take part in further training masterclasses with the professionals at YouTube.

The final 15 will also join us for the Grand Final, where one lucky vlogger will be crowned the next Vlogstar Challenge winner!

The winner will receive:

  • £500 worth of production equipment
  • £2,000 to donate to your chosen charity
  • Mentoring from YouTube’s experts
  • Work experience with a Media Trust corporate partner

To anyone considering entering next year’s challenge, don’t even think about it, just DO it! Just throw yourself out of your comfort zone, there really is no better time than now!

Charly Humphreys, winner of the 2020 Vlogstar Challenge

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