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N.E.mation! 10: Top 40 pitching to get into Top 20

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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N.E.mation! 10 call for entry – to win a trip to USA

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

N.E.mation! 10 has begun. Registration is now open and all it takes are there simple steps to start your journey that may win yourself and your team a trip to USA. Deadline for call for entry: 16 August 2015.

Are you feeling excited? Then take action now and register online at https://nemation.sg/register/.

Are you feeling excited? Then take action now and register online at https://nemation.sg/register/.

The central idea for this year’s N.E.mation! is “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”. Below is the synopsis.

“At the start of the next 50 years, it is a good time to reflect on and reaffirm the strength, values and beliefs that have brought Singapore this far and, more importantly, the values that reside within each and every Singaporean to take Singapore forward. Together, we will continue to play our part to keep Singapore strong.”

To give you some motivation, here’s a video featuring the trip of last season’s champion to the USA visiting some renowned animation studios, landmarks and famous attractions.

Not sure how to start crafting a winning story? No worries, here are some resources to help you get your creative juice flowing – view the free online Story Workshop.

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