The theme for N.E.mation! 11 is:

“Together We Keep Singapore Strong”

Some of you may know this to be the same theme as that of N.E.mation! 10. Though the theme is the same, the context is slightly different.

Total Defence remains relevant because the threats we face today – including terrorism, cyberattacks, pandemics – require all Singaporeans to continue playing their part to keep Singapore peaceful and safe. As long as we remain united and resilient, we will be able to overcome any challenges.

What are some of the things you can do to keep Singapore peaceful and strong?


Story entries that are good enough to make it into the finals of N.E.mation! 11 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
TD Image 5 Pillars

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


Theme-Prezi Image

This presentation will take approximately 20 to 30 min.

In the next section, “Ideation”, we will share some tips on how you can quickly start creating your story ideas.