Films celebrating Singapore's past come out tops at digital media awards

SINGAPORE - Films documenting Singapore's oldest playgrounds and the city's modernisation over the years swept up awards at this year's jubilee-themed Singapore Digital Media Awards.

One film documents iconic old playgrounds such as the mosaic-tiled dragon and pelican themed ones in Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio.

Another animation depicts the city's changes over the past 50 years, from small fishing village to bustling metropolis and economic powerhouse.

These films, created by primary and secondary school students, won awards for their quality and creative interpretations of this year's theme - celebrating the nation's 50th birthday.

The annual competition honours outstanding videos and animations produced by teams of three to five people from schools below tertiary level under the Ministry of Education.

Of 393 entries, 54 were got awards.

The highest accolade, the platinum award, went to Zhenghua Secondary School and Fuhua Primary School. Another 10 gold, 16 silver and 26 merit awards were handed out.