In keeping with its theme of innovation and interactive, the MGS Entertainment Show 2017, held at The Venetian Macau on November 14-16, is aiming to infuse Macau’s entertainment industry with the creative and innovative ideas of the younger generation and to encourage the growth of related industries.
Recently, the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), the organizer of the MGS Entertainment Show, invited the Macau Creative and Innovative Industry Association to assist in hosting a range of competitions, including in the areas of color scheme seating design, slot machine design, slot machine background music composition, essays on responsible gaming (university level and high school level) and animation design.
Works submitted for the various competitions were carefully judged by professionals from the creative and innovative industries in an open and impartial nature based on standards including but not limited to the idea presented and creativity involved, the development of a central theme and its expression, the relevance, the skills applied and the resultant product. All competitions except the color scheme, seating design, high-school-level essay and animation design were open to Macau citizens over the age of 21.
Ms. Celia Cheung of the Macau Creative and Innovative Industry Association stated, “Since the official launch of registration for the contests in July, we have received positive acclaim from all. Almost 100 entries submitted by various schools, associations, and other sectors of our society have been received. The various competitions have been organised to promote creativity and innovative thinking in younger generations and to encourage a positive attitude towards the development of the Macau entertainment industry so as to enable the creation of more job opportunities in the long run.”
The competitions have officially ended and all award winners have been notified. Winners of the first prizes in their respective categories have been awarded between MOP2,000-20,000 and a certificate. All other winners and qualifiers have also received awards.
The MGS Entertainment Show 2017 is a supporter of Macau’s five-year development plan and the One Belt and One Road Initiative.
“It is our hope that the MGS Entertainment Show 2017 will strengthen the bond between Macau and neighboring regions, encourage economic development, and consolidate Macau’s position as a world center of tourism and leisure,” said organizers.