Wednesday, January 30 10:40:19
Two friends from Mullingar Co. Westmeath, Dara Coyne and Brendan Brady, were today announced as winners of the YouTube Next How-to Guru competition.
The pair have been named as one of the top 15 'How to' channels on YouTube and were the only winning entrant from Ireland.
They will now receive a private Google+ workshop series from industry experts and YouTube staff, $4,000 worth of production equipment and promotion on YouTube.
In December, YouTube launched the search for the best 'How to' lessons on the web to try to find the most unique, talented DIY channels on YouTube. Dara and Brendan's channel Your How To Do was selected from the hundreds of entries as one of the best 'How to' channels in the world.
The Westmeath duo set up their YouTube channel in 2011 to teach people about some of their favourite things such as soccer skills and pen tapping, their most popular videos are the football skills videos. To date, the channel has had over 7.4 million views and over 24,400 subscribers.
Dara and Brendan record their tutorials together and Dara edits the videos.
Dara Coyne explained, "We set up our channel because we both love to learn new things and YouTube allows us to share our knowledge and experience with the world. The feedback from our viewers has been amazing. We get lots requests to cover new tricks or tips and we try to cover as much as we can, but we still have a lot more to do and this motivates us to keep making our tutorials."
"We entered the programme to meet like minded people and share ideas with them. We were really surprised and delighted to win. Winning will help us to keep making the tutorials, improve our content and gain viewers."