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 16,000 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.

Champion team with Guest-of-Honour Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education

N.E.mation! 12 returns with the main Student Category and a pilot version of the NEW Youth Crowdsource Category! The theme for N.E.mation!12 centres on “Together We Keep Singapore Strong“.

The Student Category for students 13 to 16 years of age, invites teams to use their creativity to produce animation clips centred on the theme. 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 2018 at https://nemation.sg, Facebook or via SMS. The winning team will win a trip to visit renowned animation studios overseas!

The Youth Crowdsource Category for individuals 17 to 35 years of age, invites individuals to submit story ideas that centre on the theme. The 10 best story ideas will then be developed into animation clips by students from our partnering Institutes of Higher Learning. Winners will get to see their stories translated into clips that are broadcast onto media platforms.