DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition for African Students 2018 – Win the trip of a Lifetime!

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition for African Students 2018 – Win the trip of a Lifetime!

Deadline: February 12, 2018

Are you a highschool student in Africa? Do you want to win the trip of a Lifetime? Enter the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition now. The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, which are a product of a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, aim to stimulate interest in science and technology and to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students across the continent.

The awards take the form of a competition open to 14-19 year-old students in 42 countries. Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future.

Prizes

Top entrants at the national level win prizes such as computers or tablets, and go forward to compete in the overall awards for the winning and runner up essay and poster prizes. The overall winning entries will receive prizes as follows:

  • Overall Essay Award: A trip for the winning student and their parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in France and attendance of a rocket launch.
  • Overall Poster Award: A trip for the winning student and their parent/legal to the MultiChoice offices and the South    African Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.

The schools attended by the overall award winners and runners-up are rewarded with a DStv installation, including dish, television, state-of-the-art PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.

Eligibility

  • The Awards are open to students between 14 and 19 years of age in secondary, high or combined schools anywhere in Africa where MultiChoice operates.
  • Entries can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese.

Criteria for Essay:

  • Language: English, French or Portuguese
  • Length: 1200 – 1400 words
  • Must be typed in Arial 12, 1.5 spacing and pages to be numbered or it must be handwritten, but clearly legible
  • Pages must be numbered
  • Only hardcopy entries will be accepted.
  • Entries may include illustrations, graphics, or diagrams
  • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

Criteria for Poster:

  • Design a creative poster by illustrating an idea on the competition topic. The poster must be accompanied by a creative explanation/summary in the following format:
    • Title
    • Summary idea/concept
    • Explanation of idea
    • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)
  • Language: English, French or Portuguese

Application

  • For an entry form – which will tell you everything you need to know:
    • Visit your nearest MultiChoice Office or
    • Download the entry form below.
  • South African entrants can collect a copy from MultiChoice Africa, 251 Oak Avenue in Randburg, Johannesburg.
  • Entries must be:
    • Deposited: in the entry box at MultiChoice Africa country or regional offices (African countries) OR for South Africa at the MultiChoice Africa Building, 251 Oak Avenue in Randburg, Johannesburg (South Africa only).
    • Posted: To MultiChoice offices listed on the entry form. For South African entries only : To MultiChoice Africa, 251 Oak Avenue in Randburg, Johannesburg. Attention: Lebogang Ramothata
  • All entries must be accompanied by an entry form and in the case of posters an entry form and creative summary.

Download the entry form here.

For more information, visit DStv Eutelsat Star Awards.

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