With the rapid growth of mobile internet, more Cambodians are coming online and have a growing appetite for streaming video contents. Everyone has seemed to get hooked on YouTube, the most popular video streaming site ever made.
With the apparent YouTube addiction of many Cambodian youth, ‘yes seatel’ rolled out its newest competition and most exciting award – Yes YouTube Star 2018. ‘yes seatel’ aims to gather creative local content creators and provide them with opportunities to show their talents and win the most coveted USD 50,000 cash prize.
Now on its second stage, Yes YouTube Star has already selected its top 12 content creators who have shown how talented and creative Khmers truly are. And all of them have their eyes on the prize.
Yi Sreynich, one of the top 12 of Yes YouTube Star, said “Becoming a YouTube star is one of the dreams I want to achieve. And with tons of effort and hard work, I eventually reached the top 12 of this competition. I have learned so much from my fellow contestants and from my mentors. I know I am on my way to achieving my greatest dream, which is to become a YouTube creator.”
Another contestant, Puth Mithona, shares the same dream. A freshman university student, he said that he is passionate in singing.
“I really want to become a singer. I decided to apply for this competition despite my personal limitations,” he said. “In this competition, I uploaded my singing video without expecting too much that I will be selected. And I feel so lucky that I am now part of the top 12 YouTube stars for yes seatel. This is something I didn’t expect at all.
“But we don’t know what the future holds. If I win the grand prize, I wish to share it with the society, to contribute to the underprivileged and help those who have as big dreams as I have,” Mithona expressed.
Channy, also part of the top 12 YouTube star, shared, “Yes YouTube Star offers a very special opportunity for Cambodia Youth. In the competition, there are no complicated application processes, all you need to have is mobile phone and internet connection. ‘yes seatel’ also encourages candidates with such a huge prize $50,000 for the winner. This amount of money will contribute a lot our families and to our education.
When the competition was launched in September, it garnered wide support from the public, with people talking about the enormous cash prize and the opportunity ‘yes seatel’ has opened for Cambodians.
Yes YouTube Star is the telecommunication company’s way to empower further growth of local content creators through social media. Through the competition, people can build their brands in creative ways based on their passion or interests.
Yes YouTube Star winner will be selected through SMS voting. The YouTube star who will garner five million votes will take home the grand prize. All the videos can be viewed on Yes KH’s YouTube channel.
To vote, you can send and SMS with the contestant’s code to 018-80000-018. ‘yes seatel’ customers will be charged 1 cent/SMS from their main balance, and 5 cents/SMS for subscribers of other service providers.