The Top 40 teams that made it from the Top 100 team pitching session on 7 September refined their presentations and came back to battle for the Top 20 places. Erin Tan reports.
The Top 40 Teams for this round. Photo credit: nemation.sg.
The judging sessions yesterday ran concurrently in three separate rooms in Nanyang Polytechnic.
Guangyang Secondary’s “Muscular Musclecles” with their catchy slogan: ‘Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress, working together is a success. Teamwork makes a Dream-work!’
Each team had ten minutes to present their ideas and answer questions from the judges, with the help of visual aids.
Cedar Girls Secondary’s “Duck Duck Glucose” facing the ominously-placed timer, awaiting judgement.
It was an intimidating experience for some given that the timer was placed practically right in front of their noses!
Why do boys do that? These boys are practising their pitch facing a wall.
Most of the teams, however, managed to keep to the time limit.
The other teams waiting for their turns were frantically rehearsing and refining their pitches in two computer labs behind the judging rooms.
N.E.mation! 10 one-week selection
The annual NEmation! competition, organised by Nexus, marks its tenth anniversary this year, and the competition is already well underway.
Out of 475 teams that registered for the contest this year, 100 were shortlisted to pitch their ideas to judges on Monday to see which team would make the Top 40.
Yesterday, the third stage of selection was conducted – whittling down the 40 teams who made it through the first two rounds to just 20 teams.
I witnessed many different and dynamic ideas were produced, ranging from a tower of bricks made in the shape of the Total Defence logo shaped like a hand; to a dish with many ingredients representing the different elements that make Singapore unique.
There was even an extremely comical pun on the words “eyelid” and “I Lead” representing Singapore’s ‘vision’. Very punny!
All in all, the students had great fun.
Many of them I chatted with shared that they had had great fun and had learned many new things like teamwork, time management and spontaneity.
All the ideas seemed promising, with great potential, but in the end, only 20 could be selected.
The Top 20 Teams who emerged from the Top 40. Photo credit: nemation.sg.
Here are the Top 20 Teams that will head into the final selection round on Saturday.