The theme for N.E.mation! 2019 is:

“Together We Keep Singapore Strong”

Total defence remains our best defence and all-round response to threats and challenges that confront Singapore on all fronts – military, civil, economic, social and psychological. The evolving threats we face, including hybrid warfare, terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics, require all Singaporeans to continue playing our part to protect Singapore and our shared way of life. As long as we remain united and resilient, we will be able to overcome any challenges.

Story entries that are good enough to make it into the finals of N.E.mation! 2019 must express the theme above clearly.

The best way to ensure this for your own entries, is to do research to understand the theme in depth. Only when you understand and appreciate the Theme, can you create a story idea that is convincing, meaningful and entertaining.

Here are some quick facts on Total Defence, if you need a refresher:

Quick Facts: Total Defence
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To kick-start your research, view the presentation below. It is full of information and examples of what the Theme is about! It’s also extremely useful in helping you to decide the possible directions for your story ideas.

Mobile device instructions: You will need (1) your earphones, and (2) install the Prezi app, which is available on both Android and iOS. Tap on the “maximize” button after you start playing the Prezi, and it will launch the app. Tap to the right or to the left of the maximized screen to advance and back-track respectively. Desktop computer instructions: You need your keyboard and mouse. Make sure you have either speakers or earphones plugged in. The Prezi should be played in maximized view for the best experience. Prezi Navigation instructions: prezi instr Theme

Each presentation will take approximately 20 to 30 min.

In the next section, "Story Creation", we will share some tips on how you can quickly start creating your story ideas.