All participants have to read and abide by the following rules and regulations.
- All individuals are to submit their story ideas via the online form, along with all required information as requested on the website.
- Story ideas submitted should be original, creative and entertaining. They must clearly and strongly convey the theme of the competition. Participating youths shall not copy or reproduce materials belonging to other persons (including from websites, publications etc.) without permission. Such actions may be unlawful and may result in legal sanctions. Youths must obtain express written permission from the copyright owners if any copyrighted materials are to be used (including reproduced, adapted, published etc.), and this fact should be notified to the Organisers.
- All participants will receive updates and notifications of future N.E.mation! events, and any other message relating to National Education. These updates, notifications and messages will be sent to the participants’ e-mail accounts, addresses and/or mobile numbers that were provided during registration. Participants who wish to may choose to unsubscribe from the mailing list by informing the Organisers.
- The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any participant for failure to abide by the rules and regulations for the competition, or for submitting false, inaccurate or incomplete information, or for any other reasonable cause, without first informing the participant or team and without being liable in any way whatsoever for any loss, expense, cost or damages suffered or incurred resulting from such disqualification, or in any way suffered or incurred in connection with the competition.
- Winners will not be able to convert the internship for cash should they decide not to take up the internship offered.
- Should any dispute arise in connection with the competition, or with the interpretation or implementation of these rules and regulations, the decision of the Organisers will be final.
Animation and Production
- At all times, the teams must ensure that the materials and visuals used in their clips are not copied or reproduced from materials belonging to other persons (including from websites, publications, etc.). Such actions may be unlawful and may result in legal sanctions. Students must obtain express written permission from the copyright owners if any copyrighted materials are to be used (including reproduced, adapted, published etc.), and this fact should be notified to the Organisers.
- From the story submissions received, 20 entries will be shortlisted to undergo a 1 day story development workshop and pitch for their story idea on 1-Sep 2018. Only the top 10 teams selected will be required to produce an original animated clip, 30 seconds in duration, based on their story ideas. All participating teams shall indemnify the Organisers from the conduct of all workshops.
- It is compulsory for all shortlisted teams to attend the prescribed story development workshop during in Aug 2018. Attendance is mandatory; reasons for absence deemed unsatisfactory by the Organisers may lead to the disqualification of the member or entire team. It should be understood by each team member that they must be present for the entire duration of the competition.
- The final output quality has to be suitable for television broadcast.
- The animation techniques of choice for the competition are:
- Stop-motion animation
- Digital 2D animation
- The use of illegitimate/pirated software at any juncture of the competition is strictly prohibited, and provide grounds for the disqualification of the entire team.
- The stories, clips or other materials submitted by the participants (storyline, animation clips etc.) and the finalised animation clips (collectively “the materials”), may be used by the Organisers in connection with National Education or other national or public purposes, As such the participants agree to their reproduction, publication, adaptation, public performance, public communication, or use by the Government and the Organisers for such purposes, and where necessary, the participants shall obtain all necessary licences and permissions from any third party to allow such reproduction, publication, adaptation, public performance, public communication or use.
- The Organisers reserves the right to shape the story ideas as they deem fit to develop a storyboard that can be animated within 30 seconds.