Smart Announces LaunchPad Winners!

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Last Sunday, at its three-day event at First Pacific Leadership Academy, Antipolo City, Smart communications announced and awarded the winners of Smart Launchpad, a nationwide search for the country’s most promising content creators by having them showcase their best talents whether it be singing, dancing, doing make-up tutorials, sharing travel tips, or even making other people laugh, and uploading it on YouTube.

Throughout the course of the event, upload stations were set up in different malls and schools which allowed aspiring content creators to make their entries on the spot and immediately upload them.

Three winners were chosen from 100 finalists, from a pool of 1,537 entries from all over the country. Here they are:

Lesha Litonua

  Mary Joy Labenia

Tops Unay

The winners will be going to Los Angeles to collaborate with international stars Filharmonic. They also received a Samsung prize pack which contained a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Gear 360, and Samsung VR.

Consolation Prize Winners:

  • Eboy Fernandez
  • Fra Jamir

Samsung Innovation Award (For immersive use of the Gear 360)

  • Glenn Mark Layola

Awarding Pictures:

The winners were announced after a 3-day event which involved workshops an talks from YouTube and Social Media experts such as Carlo Ople, Enrique CuUnjieng, and Frank Aldana. Celebrity Nicole Andersson, make-up guru Michelle Dy for vlogging, choreographer Paulo Infante, and recording artist Moira dela Torre also shared their valuable experience to the participants.

Participants were able to learn valuable tips on how to understand and build their YouTube audience, how to monetize their channel, and how to use a Samsung 360 camera, amongst other topics.

To view the entries of the Top 100 finalists, click here. #OwnIt



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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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