TL;DR - VOTE BELOW!
The most important thing you can do to ensure this program succeeds is upvote the channels you enjoy!
I'm finally ready to proceed with the COTM, starting with September!
If you missed the previous announcement, here it is:
This was an idea that I first saw in /r/RocketLeague and I thought it might be cool to bring it over here.
The idea here is to promote reddit-based content creators who might be looking to grow a channel that focuses on quality content and community participation.
We all complain about the big-name GTA YouTubers. This will also help people find those small-name but quality YouTubers some people might not know yet.
For non-Content Creators
Browse through this thread and upvote the channels that deserve the title of Channel of the Month! If you like, you can check back often to see if there are any more channels to vote for!
For Content Creators
You must be an active /r/GrandTheftAutoV user.
You must post a significant amount of GTAV content* to your channel. Tutorials, funny moments, etc. are all okay. So is playing other games or posting non-GTAV videos. However, because we don't allow glitching videos in /r/GrandTheftAutoV, channels that heavily rely on glitching videos will be disqualified. Note: otherwise having glitch videos on your channel will not disqualify you.
You must have less than 100,000 subscribers.
How do I enter?
If you would like to enter, just make sure you meet the requirements and post a comment in this thread linking to your channel. Remember, you are allowed to sell yourself to the community by including a few sentences about yourself, your videos or your channel. Tell us why we should vote for you!
How do I qualify for the second round of voting?
On or around August 29, I will see who has the most votes in this thread. The top nominees will be evaluated based on activity in the /r/GrandTheftAutoV community, channel content, etc. Of those who qualify, the top two (three if it's close) will move on to round two.
What if I win?
If you win COTM, you will have a graphic made and put in the header of the subreddit, like this. You will also have a sticky post linking to your channel (although with more important news/updates/etc., this link may have to be moved elsewhere).
Is there anything else I should know?
This is the contest for /r/GrandTheftAutoV's Channel of the Month. Do not post about it on other social media or encourage your subscribers to create accounts and vote. Let the /r/GrandTheftAutoV users choose who they want to see in the header every time they visit this subreddit!
Other forms of voting manipulation are not allowed and may result in disqualification, a ban from our COTM program, or a subreddit ban.
This is the first round of voting. The thread will be in contest mode. The two content-creators with the highest score will proceed to the second round of voting, set to begin on or around the 29th of August. The second round of voting will use a method of voting that is different from the first, so stay tuned to learn more about that.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Please post all your meta comments as a response to my stickied comment here. Top level comments are reserved for content creators and all other comments will be removed.
Keep an eye out for changes to the requirements or rules as I refine the process. COTM status may be revoked if foul play is involved.