Last Friday, 15 June our 15 Vlogstar Challenge 2018 finalists were taken on a VIP tour and visit to YouTube Space London for an exciting production day ahead of the Vlogstar Challenge Finals at BAFTA.
Model and activist Mariah Idrissi joined us in the morning for a quick Q&A session with the finalists, speaking about her experiences as the world’s first hijab-wearing model, and how to deal with social pressure as a public figure.
Later in the day, our finalists got to access the exclusive YouTube space studios and camera equipment, normally reserved for YouTubers with over 10 000 subscribers. YouTube trainers were on hand to give them tips on filming, video production, and editing to take their skills to the next level.
Our finalists have until 6 July to submit their final videos for judging at our Grand Final at BAFTA come 31 July. The Vlogstar Challenge Champion will win £2,000 for an organisation of their choice, £500 worth of equipment, and additional mentoring provided by YouTube experts.