N.E.mation! 11's 1-Week Selection Programme Has Begun

N.E.mation! 11
The 1-Week Selection Programme Has Begun!
Last N.E.mation! 10 Winner Was Team NETitanxII

For N.E.mation! 11, students this year are asked to use their creativity to produce animation clips centered on the theme of “Together We Keep Singapore Strong“.
Registration Has Ended & It's Time For The 1-Week Selection
(3rd Sep to 10th Sep)
N.E.mation! 11 has just closed the call for entry and we have received 760 stories from 437 teams. From these entries, 100 teams will be shortlisted for the next phase of the competition where they will pitch for one of the ten spots to convert their story idea into a 1-minute animation.
The 1-Week Selection Programme

3rd Sept 2016 (Sat) – The shortlisted Top 100 teams will meet for the first time at Nanyang Polytechnic. On this day, they will go through a quick briefing on the competition and the theme, before heading off for immersion visits to various partner agencies’ sites in the morning. In the afternoon, invited guest speakers will be present to share insights of how their agencies’ work contribute to Total Defence.

The visits and speaking sessions give students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience and a deeper understanding of the roles and work of respective agencies that contributes to a strong Singapore.

5th Sept 2016 (Mon) – The Top 100 Teams will pitch for a spot in the Top 40 teams to our panel of judges. Results will be announced in the evening.

6th Sept 2016 (Tue) – The Top 40 Teams undergo a short session to refine their story with the help of our experienced trainers. They will then pitch again for a spot in the Top 20 teams. Results will be announced in the evening.

7th Sept 2016 (Wed) – The Top 20 Teams will attend a full-day training on the basics of animation and get some hands-on in both the 2D Digital Animation and a Stop-Motion Animation workshops.

8th – 9th Sept 2016 (Thurs - Fri) – The Top 20 Teams will learn how to create a storyboard to showcase their story, make further refinements to their story and rehearse for their final pitch on Saturday.

10th Sept 2016 (Sat) – The Top 20 Teams delivers their final pitch to emerge as one of the Top 10 finalists. The 10 Finalists get to turn their story idea into a 1-minute animation during their year-end school holidays. Results will be announced in the evening.

Together We Keep Singapore Strong
Total Defence remains relevant because the threats we face today – including terrorism, cyberattacks, pandemics – require all Singaporeans to continue playing their part to keep Singapore peaceful and safe. As long as we remain united and resilient, we will be able to overcome any challenges.

Students are asked to research and submit story ideas on what and how Singaporeans can do to keep Singapore peaceful and safe, and to reflect on how our greatest strength lies in the unity and resilience of our people.
About N.E.mation!
N.E.mation! is an annual inter-school digital animation competition organised by Nexus, for students from secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institutes to express their thoughts on Total Defence.

The competition has been very well-received, reaching more than 15,000 students participants over the last decade since its inception in 2007. With training and guidance, students with no prior experience in animation have been able to produce clips of broadcast quality to screen on free-to-air television. Some of these clips were even selected for international animation festivals and won several awards.

The animation clips produced by the top 10 finalist teams will be judged by a panel comprising industry professionals and the public. The public can vote for their three favourite clips around January 2017 here, Facebook or via SMS. 
Join in the fun today!
“Guess the Top 10 Team” contest.
Join in the fun and guess which teams will make it into the Top 10 by playing our “Guess the Top 10 Team” Facebook contest. Attractive prizes to be won. More details will be made available on N.E.mation! Facebook page on 4th September.

You may also follow up on the latest micro updates and results on N.E.mation! Social Media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Daily video highlights on N.E.mation! YouTube Channel and Facebook Page

“Live” behind-the-scene moments and result announcements on Snapchat (add us using our username “nemators”)
Fully sponsored overseas trip to visit a renowned animation studio worth more than $20,000
The winning team of N.E.mation! 11 will also win a coveted trip to visit renowned animation studios in the USA! 

In N.E.mation! 10, the Champion Team was none other than the team I've been spending most of my journey throughout N.E.mation! 10 with. 

I'm so proud of them as their hard work and efforts were paid off, especially after consistently going that extra mile to stay back to complete their animation video. 

They were always the last to leave the production studio at Nanyang Polytechnic. This is done so that they could perfect their production piece within that short span of three weeks.

Winning Team For N.E.mation! 10
Beatty Secondary School
"Strength in Reflection"