One of the most exciting recent developments in entertainment has been the rise of the YouTube Star – emerging artists who are creating their own content, determining how and when it is distributed to their audience, and being compensated for their work.
That makes YouTube stars great messengers to encourage youth to use their creative talents, get them thinking about the relationship between creative ownership and their own careers, and communicate that a career in the creative industries is a viable option.
Today, CreativeFuture launched the Contribute to Creativity VidCon Video Contest. Working with Maker Studios, we are giving aspiring artists the opportunity to submit short videos to win a trip to VidCon. Top YouTube stars the Fung Bros, Michael Gallagher, Steve-O & Sam Macaroni, and Taryn Southern have partnered with us calling for entries in their own unique voices and videos.
CreativeFuture’s basic tenet is that creativity has value and that the next generation of artists should have the chance to showcase their talent and be compensated for their work.
Joining Ruth Vitale on the judges panel are creative industry veterans and rising stars, including Tobin Armbrust (Begin Again, Rush, The Way Back); Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiam, Silicon Valley); Marty Bowen (Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Maze Runner); Arturo Castro (Broad City); Wyck Godfrey (Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Maze Runner); Kasi Lemmons (Silence of the Lambs, Candyman, Eve’s Bayou); Franklin Leonard (The Black List); Rena Ronson (United Talent Agency); Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Bastard Executioner); and Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions).
The contest runs from June 8 to June 23. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip with a guest to attend VidCon 2015 in Anaheim, California, in July.
Creative Future and VidCon want to encourage the next generation of creative talent to contribute to creativity and pursue careers of their own in creative fields.
You can learn more about the contest here: http://www.contributetocreativitycontest.com/