The website Viral Republic, the only platform worldwide dedicated to the search of talent in different areas of art, selected the winners of the first five places during a cocktail offered at the Taboo Bamboo restaurant in this capital.
The first place went to the young Keblin Ovalles, from the city of Bonao, the second to Joel Escoto from San Francisco de Macorís, the third place was won by Clara González from the Santo Domingo province, the fourth Sheily Varela de Higuey and the fifth Argenis Vásquez from the city of Santiago.
Viral Republic, offered to support the winners in their artistic career, and gave the first place as a reward a round trip to New York for two people for 4 days and 3 nights, with paid hotel, the second a Samsung S8 +, third a Microsoft Surface Pro computer, the fourth a Chromebook laptop, and the fifth an iPad Mini4.
In addition to the five winners, 15 semifinalists were also chosen who received watches, Apple Watch, Kindle Fire 7 tablets, Bluetooth speakers, watches, and other attractive prizes. Before the election the participants gave a demonstration before the attendees of their artistic qualities in the different disciplines.
Prior to the event where its founder and president, Mr. Florent Saint-Clair, was officially presented for the first time in the Dominican Republic, he gave a few words in which he stressed that the objective of the page is to support the talent of all young people in the country. world, and that its presentation in the country is due to the reception they have received since I first visited it about 10 years ago.
He noted that although the points are taken into account, the most important thing is the talent and the quality of the material that the participant uploads, which previously passes through a filter before uploading.
He explained that in addition to the votes, in the selection of the winners a jury composed of three judges of various disciplines, who are in California, and constantly monitor the platform during the contest.
He stressed that they also created a system called the Top 20, where netizens can see, in real time, who are the 20 contestants with the highest score until the last moment. "The Top 20 forces netizens to try harder to make their video even more viral, to try to reach the first place."