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MDEC launches Digital Content Creators Challenge for 2023

MDEC launches Digital Content Creators Challenge for 2023

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Malaysia's digital economy agency, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), has launched of the 2023 Digital Content Creators Challenge (DC3). Since its inception in 2006, the challenge has been a platform under the ministry of communications and digital (KKD) that offers seed funding to creative content developers. The goal is to create portfolios or intellectual properties (IPs) that can be pitched to investors, broadcasters, and publishers to obtain further funding.

DC3 is a competition-based programme designed to assist content creators in developing and producing quality digital content while also increasing the creation of intellectual property (IP). The programme is open to digital content creation companies and is divided into four categories: digital comic, animation, interactive media, and digital games. 

Digital content has been identified as one of the nine promoted sectors under the national strategic initiative, Malaysia Digital (MD). The winners of DC3 2023 will receive prize money to develop their proposed digital creative content, with the support of industry experts through a mentorship programme. This would provide the necessary catalysts for local talents to penetrate the local and global market, the release said.

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Under the digital comic category, winners will receive a prize money of up to RM25,000 and six months to complete their project.Meanwhile, winners from the animation category will receive a prize money of up to RM100,000 and eight months to complete their project. Interactive Media and Digital games producers will receive up to RM100,000 for each category and ten months to complete their project.

“As we move towards an increasingly digital future, the role of content creators in shaping our collective experiences and narratives cannot be overstated. The DC3 2023 showcases the creativity, resilience, and potential of Malaysian digital content creators. MDEC is proud to support and champion this initiative, nurturing a thriving ecosystem of creators driving innovation and growth for Malaysia's creative industries." said Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of MDEC.

A+M has reached out for more information. 

In March, KPMG Malaysia joined hands with MDEC to accelerate growth of Malaysian start-ups to become the future of technology unicorns by 2025. Via this collaboration, KPMG will be extending support to MDEC’s founders centre of excellence (FOX) programme. The FOX program sits under the new national strategic initiative, Malaysia Digital, which seeks to build the country’s digital capacities and capabilities while raising the overall ecosystem value, so as to accelerate the growth of the digital economy in establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN.

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