Exclusive: SHINE 2012 Media Conference SCAPE

On 13 June 2012, Me and several other popular bloggers were invited to the SHINE 2012 Media Conference @ *SCAPE.

The SHINE Youth Festival returns with a fiery heart for the community this year! Themed 'Aspiration', SHINE 2012 enables youth to unleash their aspirations and passion for the community through two brand new initiatives - Pitch to SHINE and Pledge to SHINE.

Pitch to SHINE
The inaugural Pitch to SHINE was launched early this year to identify and fund youth projects that promote worthy causes and make a difference in the community. A total of 16 projects with the themes „Youth Culture‟, „Youth Sports‟ and „Youth Action‟ will be carried out during SHINE 2012.

“When we first heard about the new Pitch to SHINE, we were excited as the theme „Aspirations‟ resonated well with our dream of organising a Singapore Inter-School Show Choir. We are proud to have been one of the six teams to be given the Gold Award, and the grant will go a long way in turning our aspirations into reality,” said John Khoo, Vocal Director, John and Deniece Glee Studios.

“By launching this new grant, we wanted to encourage youth to take action and lead ground-up initiatives that would benefit the community. We are heartened to support 16 deserving projects this year, and hope to see more groups come forward next year with even more dynamic and engaging ideas,” said Lynette Lee, Member of the SHINE Youth Festival Steering Committee.

Pledge to SHINE
In the spirit of getting youth to Fire Up Their Passion!, a new portal, Pledge to SHINE, has been launched for youth to pledge their aspirations at www.shine.nyc.sg. “The purpose of Pledge To SHINE is to enable youth to break their aspirations down into actionable and achievable tasks, and at the same time, benefit the community,” said Martin Tan, Chairman of the SHINE Youth Festival 2012 Steering Committee.

Festival Line Up
The SHINE Youth Festival 2012 will feature an exciting line-up of events and activities throughout the entire Youth month of July, starting with the SHINE Festival Opening on 30 June at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Signature events will be organised by four strategic partners – Mascot Parade, O School, Singapore Management University and the Singapore Street Festival – as well as 3P (People, Private, Public) Partners, such as *SCAPE, The Living! Project and the 16 Pitch to SHINE winners. Please see Annex B for more information on the partners.

Into its eighth year, SHINE 2012 will reach out to over 250,000 youth to Fire Up Their Passion! from 30 June to 29 July. For more information on SHINE, visit www.shine.nyc.sg.

SHINE Youth Festival is supported by Dell, who is the official IT partner and title sponsor for the Dell-Intel Youth Concert.

Below are some photo taken during the SHINE 2012 Media Conference @ *SCAPE.
Me and Yuhao were the 1st few to reach the event.

First up! 
We have a performance by John and Deniece Glee Studios, a Gold Pitch to SHINE grant awardee reminds everyone to celebrate during the month of Youth! !!!

Panel Discussion by Martin Tan, Chairman, SHINE 2012 Steering Committee, and Muhammad Nabil, Co-chair, SHINE Organising Committee

There was a Yoyo performance and below is a video I recorded using my phone.

Me & the emcee, Dee Jee
As friendly as usual...

Popular bloggers- Shine, Maybeline, Yuhao were there too!!!

(Photo credits: Yuhao)

They are just a bunch of funny & friendly people to hang out with...
(Photo credits: Yuhao)

Popular blogger-Cindy was there too!
(Photo Credits: Cindy Yeo)

Other popular blogger- Shuqing http://paradiseger.blogspot.sg/
and Joey http://www.iisjong.blogspot.sg/ were there too!!!


powerful and versatile Dell Alienware X51 desktop???

Do you all remember the campaign that had youth giving out FREE HUGS in Orchard Road?

Whether it's being part of a social movement, starting your own blogshop or jogging to raise funds for the needy, we want to know how!

No goal is too big or small. Share your aspirations online with other youth and pledge how you're going to achieve it. Fire up your passion, and let’s work step by step together to go after it!

There are also attractive prizes to be won, such as this powerful and versatile Dell Alienware X51 desktop for the person who garners the most number of votes.

How to take part?
So sign up, pledge and share those pledges with your friends on Facebook. This will spur your friends to vote for your pledge or make their own pledges.

* Those aged between 15 and 35 as at 31 December 2012 

Contest period: 15 May 2012 to 31 July 2012

Click on the above button or here to take part now!!!


Let us all have a blast 
at the opening (30 June 2012)!
Youths of Singapore, are you ready for a month of sizzling hot activities? Join in the fun at the opening event on 30 June at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Let’s kick off the festivities with a bang! Participate in physical aptitude games, catch performances and support the competitors. Topping it off is the gala Dell-Intel Youth Concert with special guest appearances.

Check out the timetable of activities!



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