Upstart incubator's "Make Money On YouTube" winners announced
Last July we wrote about the "Make Money on Youtube" competition sponsored by Upstart incubator, Otago School of Business, and Audacious (all based in Dunedin, New Zealand). The basic idea was to encourage young people to make money on-line with YouTube as the target. We're pleased to announce the winners have been chosen.
James Mustapic from Dunedin's John McGlashan College the $NZ1,000 cash first prize plus a $500 scholarship to the Otago Business school. His winning entry was a hilarious spoof of the Kony 2012 campaign that was viewed 2801 times. Second place went to Braden McKewen from Dunstan High School with a video about the popular multiple player game Minecraft which was viewed 2755 views. Braden won $500 cash and a $500 scholarship to the Otago Business School. Braden also won the best overall channel. Third place with 1875 views went to Henry Greenslade from Waitaki Boys High School with his video documenting the destruction of a number of laptops.
The competition was the brainchild of Rueben Skipper (left) and Zoe Hobson (right)at Upstart. “This competition was about encouraging high school students to learn basic business and marketing skills within a medium that is really familiar to them, Youtube” said Zoe. The competition received 126 entries from 19 schools around Otago and videos in the competition received over 65,800 views.