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  • Liston: We are so close to the end.

  • The deadline for submissions is approaching very fast.

  • Tonight at midnight,

  • YouTube.com will no longer be accepting entries.

  • But after eight amazing years,

  • it is finally time to review everything

  • that has been uploaded to our site

  • and begin the process of selecting a winner.

  • Kamangar: We started YouTube in 2005

  • as a contest with a simple goal:

  • to find the best video in the world.

  • We had no idea we'd get such a great response.

  • You've uploaded over 70 hours of footage every minute,

  • and we've been blown away by the variety, imagination,

  • and anything goes spirit that has driven the competition.

  • Dodson: We are all storytellers.

  • That's what pulled me into this contest.

  • You know, like, stories about

  • how to Photoshop,

  • and stories about "The Hobbit" trailer HD.

  • I encourage everybody to watch as many videos as possible

  • before YouTube deletes everything tonight.

  • Liston: Every video that has been uploaded to our site

  • will be reviewed by our staff of 30,000 technicians.

  • They'll narrow down the submissions,

  • and then our esteemed panel will select the best video.

  • Which will be announced when the website goes back online

  • in 2023, featuring the winner of YouTube and nothing else.

  • Our team of judges is made up of distinguished film critics,

  • YouTube celebrities,

  • and some of our most prolific commenters.

  • Judge: Yes, it's a product un-boxing.

  • But I think it adds to the product un-boxing genre,

  • and it subverts our expectations as an audience.

  • Judge 2: I don't suck, you suck, and so does this video.

  • Dodson: Look, I'm pretty sure

  • that the first ten minutes of "Citizen Kane" is great,

  • but what I love about "Epic Skateboard Fail"

  • is that it's short, it's funny,

  • and it's straight to the point.

  • Andrea: But is it the best video on YouTube?

  • Judge: We're going to have the same conversation

  • about all 150,000 videos that we watch.

  • It's an amazing process.

  • Kamangar: We always said that this

  • shouldn't be a popularity contest.

  • "Gangnam Style" has the same chance of winning

  • as a video with 40 views of a man feeding bread to a duck.

  • KassemG: Of course I'm hoping to win,

  • but even if I've inspired just one person

  • and harass people on the beach...

  • that's something I'll still feel pretty good about.

  • Matt Harding: I better win.

  • Otherwise all those years traveling the world

  • were just an expensive waste of time.

  • iJustine: My strategy from day one has always been to upload as many videos as possible.

  • I mean, it's all about shots on goal.

  • Rafi Fine: It's important to keep pushing yourself.

  • We challenge ourselves every day to think of groups of people that can react to something

  • that most people already know about. It's important that the judges appreciate the risks

  • that we take as artists.

  • Harry: When we heard about the contest,

  • we spent months trying to come up with the best idea.

  • Then Charlie bit my finger.

  • And I was like, "Write that down!"

  • Judson: I did dancing.

  • David: My dad put a lot of money

  • into this dental surgery I didn't even need

  • just so we could win this contest.

  • He'll be really, really upset if we lose.

  • Liston: It's not just about the recognition

  • of being the world's best video.

  • As promised, when YouTube started back in 2005,

  • the winner will also walk away with an MP3 player

  • that clips to your sleeve

  • and a $500 stipend for your next creative endeavor.

  • So, remember, get all of your last-minute submissions

  • in by tonight at midnight.

  • While your work's finished,

  • ours is just beginning.

  • It's gonna be an exciting decade.

Liston: We are so close to the end.

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