Posts Tagged ‘Total Defence’

N.E.mation! 11: Competition results at Awards Ceremony

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School snatched the two top positions in this year’s Total Defence animation competition, with Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School clinching the third place. Results listing below.

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Congratulations to the winners of N.E.mation! 11: “MADEit” from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School!

The Awards Ceremony was held at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at National Gallery Singapore.

Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education Dr Janil Puthucheary was the Guest-of-Honour.

Detailed results below.

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N.E.mation! 11: Vote for your favourite teams & win prizes

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The top 10 teams have completed their animation clips. These are now available for viewing at www.nemation.sg. You can now vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes such as iPad tablets, Apple Watches and MacDonald’s vouchers.

Voting ends 5 February 2017.

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Student animators from the Top 10 teams at the Downtown Picnic, which marks the commencement of public voting for N.E.mation! 11. With Ryan and Sylvia from Night Owl Cinematics.

There are four methods to vote.

You can vote on one or all of the following:

  1. N.E.mation! website if you’re on a desktop/notebook.
  2. N.E.mation! mobile website if you’re on a smartphone/tablet.
  3. Facebook app on mobile or non-mobile. Remember to “Like” first before voting.
  4. SMS to 76677 in the format below.

SMS format (to 76677)

NE11<space>WEB<space>C1,C5,C8<space>NRIC<space>Full Name

Example below:

NE11 WEB C1, C5, C8 T0123456D Darth Vader

The above example assumes you’re voting for C1, C5 and C5.

As you may guess, my favourite animation clips are:

  • C01 [Blank Space]: “Our Five Fingers of Defence” (Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School)
  • C05 Finding Sanity: “Building Our Nation” (CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School)
  • C08 MADEit: “Our SG Dollar” (Cedar Girls’ Secondary School)
  • C09 N.E. HEH HEH: “Just A Little Something” (Singapore Chinese Girls’ School)
  • C10 Passionfruit: “Shields of Singapore” (Evergreen Secondary School)

Do check out their clips and vote for them if you like their animation as well.

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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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N.E.mation! 9: Results and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

N.E.mation! 9 came to a close with the announcement of results and presentation of prizes by Second Minister for Defence, Chan Chun Sing, at VivoCity.

The Champions this year are the Millennium Dragons from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School.

The Champions this year are the Millennium Dragons from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.

Below are the results.

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N.E.mation! 9 for Total Defence: Vote for your favourite teams

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The top 10 teams have completed their animation clips. These are now available for viewing at www.nemation.sg. You can now vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes like the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and Nintendo 3DS XL.

Voting ends 9 February 2015.

Since there are four voting platforms, with 3 votes for each platform, you have basically 12 votes based on your NRIC number.

Since there are four voting platforms, with 3 votes for each platform, you have basically 12 votes based on your NRIC number.

There are four methods to vote.

You can vote on one or all of the following:

  1. N.E.mation! website if you’re on a desktop/notebook
  2. N.E.mation! mobile website if you’re on a smartphone/tablet.
  3. Facebook app
  4. SMS to 76677 in the format below

SMS format

NE9 <space>WEB<space>C5,C6,C10<space>NRIC<space>Full Name

Example below:

NE9 WEB C5, C6, C10 T0123456D Jay Chou

The above assumes you’re voting the same teams as my favourite three teams. 🙂

As you can guess, my favourite animation clips are “A Nation in Sync” by the E-lemonators (from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, code C5) and “SAF Never Sleeps” by wasd (from Commonwealth Secondary School, code C10).

Do check out their clips and vote for them if you like their animation as well.

I’ve looked at all of the clips and spoke to some of the teams and feel these two teams are some of the most positive and enthusiastic kids I’ve come across in this latest installment of the N.E.mation! competition.

Voters stand to win attractive prizes.

Voters stand to win attractive prizes.

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N.E.mation! 9 call for entry – to win a trip to USA

Friday, August 8th, 2014

N.E.mation! 9 has begun. Registration is now open and all it takes are three simple steps to start your journey that may win yourself and your team a trip to USA. Deadline for call for entry: 15 August 2014.

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

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

The central idea for this year’s N.E.mation! is “Because We Believe”. Below is the synopsis.

“Singapore is what it is today because our pioneers believed in Singapore and were united by a determination to build a strong, secure and cohesive nation. As we mark Singapore’s 50th year, it is a good time to reflect on the values, principles and convictions that will continue to shape the nation and the home that we want for Singapore and our future generations.”

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 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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N.E.mation!8 for Total Defence: Vote for your favourite teams

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

The top 10 teams have completed their animation clips which are now available for viewing at www.nemation.sg. Vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes like the iPad Air 16GB (WiFi + Cellular).

Voting ends 15 February 2014.

Update (15 February, 2014):

Today is the last day for voting for your top 3 N.E.mation!8 teams. Go view the 10 clips and lend your support to your favourite three – and win some attractive prizes for yourself along the way!

There are four ways to vote and each person is only allowed to vote on each of the voting platforms.

There are four ways to vote and each person is only allowed to vote on each of the voting platforms.

There are four methods to vote.

Prizes for N.E.mation!8 voters include the iPad Air 16GB (WiFi + Cellular), Canon IXUS 132, iPad mini (Retina, WiFi), Canon Selphy Printers, Nintendo 3DS XL, Universal Studios Singapore passes and more! (more…)

N.E.mation!8 for Total Defence: Because you played a part

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

… a part in what?!

“Because you played a part” … in 30 years of Total Defence!

That’s the theme for the eighth installment of the series of annual “N.E.mation!” competition that has seen more than 9,500 students participating since its inauguration in 2007.

I visited the Top 10 teams for this year’s N.E.mation!8 and came away with a sense of awe at how articulate and convicted these youths were in our Nation’s Total Defence message.

I visited the Top 10 teams for this year’s N.E.mation!8 and came away with a sense of awe at how articulate and convicted these youths were in our Nation’s Total Defence message.

The top 10 teams are hard at work at Nanyang Polytechnic producing their 1-minute animation that will vie for the top spot – which will earn the winning team a fully sponsored trip (worth more than S$15,000) to the US.

The top 10 teams are now in the final week of the 3-week production period when they work from 9am to 9pm daily to churn out the main animation for their submission.

After the 3-week period, they go off to enjoy the rest of their school holidays while their animation mentors and instructors put in the finishing touches and add in the music in post production.

The winning entry will be determined in February 2014 by a panel of judges (comprising NEXUS and animation industry experts) as well as voting by the public, which will account for 50 percent of the points.

The Partta Kappa Team (from SotA) uses an innovative combination of shadow-silhouette and real people for their animation “It Takes More …”

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