Vlogstar Challenge Grand Final at YouTube Space London

Young Londoner wows judges to become 2019 Vlogstar Challenge winner

Seventeen-year-old aspiring filmmaker, Bella Roberts from South London has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual Vlogstar Challenge competition at Media Trust’s Grand Final event in partnership with Jack Petchey Foundation.


Last week’s event saw fifteen finalists’ videos premiered to a packed audience of family and friends at a showcase at YouTube London, hosted by Ria Hebden from the BBC’s Sunday Morning Live.


A panel of judges which included Top Boy actor Ashley Walters, YouTuber Grace F Victory, Media Trust CEO Su-Mei Thompson and Jack Petchey’s Matt Rantell, crowned Bella as 2019 champion for her video 10,000 hours, which aims to inspire others to follow their passions.

About the Vlogstar Challenge

Vlogstar Challenge is a unique training programme and competition run by Media Trust in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation and supported by YouTube and the Evening standard. The programme aims to inspire 16-25-year olds London and Essex to express themselves through video.


Bella was one of 1,500 young people have received training in shooting and editing videos through our Vlogstar Challenge workshops this year. Each trainee is then invited to submit a video to the competition. One-hundred-and-fifty semi-finalists are then narrowed down to 15 finalists who compete for a chance to win.

Vlogstar Challenge in the news:

Evening Standard: Vlogstar Challenge 2019: Bella Roberts becomes fourth winner of the annual vlogging competition

Evening Standard: Vlogstar Challenge 2019: Annual competition that turns young Londoners into YouTubers reaches its fourth year

London Live: The 2019 Vlogstar Challenge

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