The moment we've all been waiting for - the official results from the Young Creatives Challenge Grand Finals and Awarding Ceremony are in! 🌟 Congratulations to all the talented finalists who dazzled with their creativity. 🎉

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The Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. and with the support of Senator Imee R. Marcos, extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participating young creatives whose dedication and outpouring of creative energy made YC2 an inspiring journey. But that's not all—only the crème de la crème, the Top 10, will advance to the Grand Finals in a face-to-face format in Metro Manila this March 2024!

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QUEZON CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officially announced its stellar lineup of startups and enterprises for the Incubation, Development, and Entrepreneurial Assistance (IDEA) and Accelerating Development, Valuation, and Corporate Entrepreneurship (ADVanCE) for Creatives programs last 19 February 2024 at the Launchgarage Innovation Hub, Quezon City.

ICYMI | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Competitiveness and Innovation Group (CIG), in collaboration with the DTI-Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) and the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), has officially opened the first International Video Game Industry Summit featuring two (2) tracks: External Development and Indie Games.

Toon City Manila – Last February 8, 2024, a momentous meeting took place at Toon City, gathering animators of different specialties to engage in a pivotal discussion with the world-renowned and multi-awarded Director, story writer and animator, Ronnie del Carmen.

The Official List of YC2 Participants for Songwriting, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Graphic Novel, Animation, Game Development, and Online Content Challenge. ✨

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully concluded the celebration of the Philippine Creative Industries Festival (PCIF) through the staging of “Fiesta Haraya: The Fusion of Innovation, Creativity” held at One Ayala Mall, Makati City on 14 December 2023.

QUEZON CITY–On 24 September 2023, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual together with Senator Imee R. Marcos opened the doors of the Young Creatives Challenge (YC2) to all aspiring Filipino creative youth. The DTI Chief recognized that young Filipino creatives are the torchbearers of the Philippines’ aspiration to present Filipino talent globally.

PASAY CITY— As the Philippine Creative Industries Month (PCIM) comes to an end, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hosted the Philippine Creativity and Innovation Convention (PCIC) on 29 September 2023 to provide a platform for networking and dialogue among international and local industry pioneers, policymakers, and creative professionals held at the Philippine International Convention Center. 

The PCIDA, which lapsed into law on 28 July 2022, mandates the development of a vibrant Philippine creative industries by protecting and strengthening the rights and capacities of creative firms, artists, artisans, creators, creative workers, indigenous cultural communities, creative content providers, and other stakeholders. The law provides adequate support measures to the Philippine creative industries which currently face various binding constraints to growth, such as high output costs, fragmented education systems, piracy issues, lack of data and statistics, underdeveloped branding and infrastructure, and wide skill gaps and mismatch, among others.