DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2013 for Secondary School Students

Deadline: 19 September 2013

Do you dream of seeing a rocket launch? If yes, then here’s the chance to make your dreams come true!  Enter the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2013 and you could win some fantastic prizes.

All you need to do is write an essay or design a poster about how satellite technology shapes your world. Imagine you were allowed to use all the satellites in space. What would you do with them to benefit your community, your country or your continent? Write an essay or design a poster elaborating on three priorities.

The Star Awards aim to showcase innovative ideas on the application of satellite technology in Africa, create awarness of satellite technology and its applications among African students and stimulate interest in science and technology among young people in schools across Africa.

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.

Requirements

Essay

  • 1200 to 1400 words (excluding bibliography)
  • Typed in Arial 12, 1.5 spacing or must be hand written, but clearly legible
  • Pages to be numbered
  • Only hard copy entries will be accepted
  • Entries may include illustrations, graphics or diagrams
  • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

Poster

  • No bigger than A3 (42 x 29.7cm)
  • Only hard copy entries will be accepted
  • All poster entries must be accompanied by a typed or legible hand written summary containing the following headings:
    • Title
    • Summary of idea/concept
    • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

Prizes

Winning posters and essays from each country will compete for the overall prizes:

  • Best overall essay: A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and onwards to a rocket launch.
  • Best overall poster: A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction facilities.
  • Runner up overall poster: A trip for two to MultiChoice and the South African National Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.
  • Runner essay award: A trip for two to MultiChoice and the South African National Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.
  • In addition to amazing prizes up for grabs in the individual country awards, overall winners will be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime with their parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris, France.
  • The schools attended by the four overall winners will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.

Students are encouraged to consult with their science or technology teacher to increase the quality of their entries.

For more information, click here.

Share