Issued by Green Dot Internet Services Pte Ltd

Singapore, 31 March 2004 - Seeking to bring the nation's defence closer to the hearts of Singaporeans, the National Servicemen's (NSmen) lifestyle portal MIW (www.miw.com.sg) launches the first-ever nationwide Digital Defence Art Competition in Singapore. Supported by MINDEF, the competition aims to unleash Singaporean's creative juices in capturing the essence of defending our nation through digital art.

Themed "Our People, At the Heart of Defence", the competition requires each participant to craft his or her individual perception, value and aspiration about the nation's defence and express them through the use of digital photography, designing software or any other relevant digital medium. The Contest is open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents residing in Singapore.

Participants stand a chance to win cash and products worth more than $20,000 in total. There are three top prizes and 15 consolation prizes. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Award whereas all other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

To participate, one simply needs to register as a MIW member on MIW and submit an online entry form at the 'Digital Defence Art Competition 2004' website from 15 March 2004, 09:00 am and ends on 30 May 2004 11:59 pm. All accepted entries would be featured on MIW for public viewing. The results will be announced in July 2004.

Determining the winners for this competition is a panel of distinguished judges that include well-known faces in the arts industry, including Jean Wee, curator of the Singapore Art Museum; June Yap, curator for cyberarts at the Singapore Art Museum; Dr Eugene Tan, Director of the Earl Lu Gallery at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Dr Cai Yiyu, Programme Director of NTU and SRP of Virtual Reality and Soft Computing and Mr Tien, a cyber artist.

Interested parties can visit MIW for information on eligibility, judging criteria and terms and conditions.

About MIW

MIW (www.miw.com.sg) is a lifestyle portal designed and built for Singapore's National Servicemen (NSmen). It provides in one place all the information about National Service as well as services and applications used by NSmen. Catering to a population of increasingly tech-savvy users, MIW also provides messaging and community building tools, attractive commercial offerings and content for the community of NSmen. The portal reaches 350,000 NSmen on-line and currently receives more than 65,000 unique visitors per month. The portal, together with the MINDEF e-Services Centre (1-800-eMINDEF), is accessible anytime, anywhere, using any device.

About Green Dot Internet Services

Green Dot Internet Services (GDIS) Pte Ltd is an innovative e-business enabler and multi-channel solutions provider, a leader in portal development, data centre and call centre operation, as well as integrated marketing services. Incorporated in 2000, GDIS is a subsidiary of Green Dot Capital (GDC) and part of the Singapore Technologies group. GDIS is the developer and operator of MIW (www.miw.com.sg), the portal for national servicemen (NSmen) and can.com (www.can.com.sg), the map-based consumer information portal. The company also operates the e-Services Centre (eSC), a contact centre for the Ministry of Defence. GDIS specialises in collaborative outsourcing, an innovative and effective outsourcing approach in which GDIS provides a range of multi-channel IT and e-marketing services in an ongoing partnership with enterprises to achieve their business objectives.