Watch: Here are the Smart Launchpad Winners

Smart Launchpad contest was launched by the telco giant in search for the next Pinoy YouTube sensations and content creators. It is a talent search and content creation program by Smart which they encourage young Filipinos to own their passions and show their talents to the world. Part of the launch of this program was Smart Communications Inc installed Launchpad stations in various malls and schools nationwide allowing interested participants to create their content and upload them to YouTube on the spot.

Out of a total 1,537 participants around the Philippines, the top 100 were chosen and brought to a 3-day event at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City. Here these top 100 aspiring content creators were treated to talks and workshops with YouTube and social media experts such as Carlo Ople, Enrique CuUnjieng and Frank Aldana.

"This is not your usual reality competition where participants fight with each other. Everyone is really happy for each other. That's because this is your passion and you really understand one another," said Kathy Carag, Head of Smart brand, to the participants.
The grand winners are Lesha Litonjua, MJ Labenia, and Tops Unay. And they will be flying to Los Angeles California, USA to collaborate with international stars and YouTube content creators The Filharmonic.

Their winning prize does not end there as each of these winners also took home Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone, Samsung Gear 360 camera, and Samsung Gear VR headset.

Watch Smart's official video of this event and the winning videos submitted by the winners below.





See more photos from this event at Smart Communications Inc's official Facebook page here or follow #OwnIt hashtag on social media sites.

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