Google and Khan Academy Seek Educational YouTube Stars

Google is teaming up with Khan Academy in a new competition to find the “educational YouTube stars” of tomorrow. A post on YouTube’s blog reads:

“Do you set historical events to music? Doodle your geometry? Sing your Shakespeare? We’re looking for content creators who create all kinds of curriculum-related videos, from grammar to geography, history to histograms. You can submit any style of video as long as it’s educational and family-friendly—just bear in mind that we’re looking for content creators who can take people on a journey through a topic, so if you could imagine making ten, twenty, or fifty more videos on the topic in the future, all the better!”

Khan Academy is probably the top name in online educational videos, but there’s also CrashCourse, Veritasium, Numberphile, MinutePhysics and Ted-ED. Millions of viewers have tuned in to these ambitious channels, but there’s always room for more players on the field. Remember, Salman Khan started out in 2004 by tutoring his cousin over the internet with a Yahoo! Doodle notepad. You gotta start somewhere.

The top 10 YouTube Next EDU Gurus will be selected by a panel from YouTube Education and Khan Academy. The contest is officially open today and ends on October 1. That’s not very much time, so get out your applications out there. Read full submission guidelines.

Oh, and be sure to let us know if you decide to submit. We’ll give your video submission some love on Technapex if you contact us. Email me at, and good luck!