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Preston shopping centre launches search for Britain’s top vlogger

Posted on - 4th July, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Competitions, Preston News, Videos
Tanya Burr and Tom Scott have launched lucrative careers thanks to their YouTube channels

Tanya Burr and Tom Scott have launched lucrative careers thanks to their YouTube channels

Is Preston home to the next top vlogging sensation?

Stars of YouTube are now making serious money online and a city shopping centre wants to see if we’ve got the new Tom Scott or Tanya Burr among us.

On offer to the winner is a professional photoshoot and a national ad campaign to promote their YouTube channel, as well as £1,000 cash and a trip for two to New York.

St George’s Shopping Centre general manager Andrew Stringer said: “The Get Your Vlog on UK is coming to Preston to find the next generation of YouTube talent. We want as many aspiring filmmakers as possible to get involved.

“This is a one off opportunity to showcase the amazing talent in our city and for one vlogger to win a career-changing prize. We wish all the entrants the best of luck.”

To take part online video creators need to submit their channel URL through the St George’s website.

Six entrants across six regions taking part (Norwich, Liverpool, Bristol, Basildon and Bury) will be selected before a nationa;l final with 12 entrants.

Over the course of three months, each of the six finalists will be given £100 produce monthly content to be hosted on their own YouTube channel, with the overall national winner selected by an independent panel of judges.

The winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges who will be looking for creativity, personality and the ability for the aspiring star to attract viewers.

What is a vlog?

YouTube allows anyone to upload videos and host a channel showcasing all their videos. Since the mid-2000s a number of channels covering science, make up and more have gone on to become established brands in their own right.

The presenter does a piece-to-camera during mainly short clips either explaining how to do something or giving their views. Vlogs are often filmed on webcams although increasingly higher video production values are being used.

The phrase vlog came about as many people see them as being a video-based version of a blog where people can publish and give their opinions.

Know anyone who has a vlog? Let us know in the comments below, or encourage them to enter

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