DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2016

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2016

Deadline: November 7, 2016

Applications for the 2016 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards are now open. Enter the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2016 by creating an award winning essay or poster on what satellites can do for the African continent and you can win big!

Through the amazing power and capabilities of satellites, the ability of scientists to make sense of our world and shape the future of human kind has increased in leaps and bounds. To explain a little: satellites have changed our perception of the Earth, helping us to realise that it is small, fragile and possibly unique world in the immensity of space, and as such it must be preserved. Satellites help us to learn more about our planet and to improve how we use its limited resources. They also revolutionise the way we travel and communicate.

The Star Awards aim to:

  • Showcase innovative ideas on the application of satellite technology in Africa
  • Create awareness of satellite technology and its applications among African students
  • Stimulate interest in science and technology among young people in schools across Africa

Essay topic: Take yourself into the future as a scientist, tasked with designing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans. Tell us what you would call your satellite and describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.

Eligibility

The Awards are open to all students from secondary (high) or combined schools in Africa where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations

Awards

Overall Essay Award A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and onwards to a rocket launch.
Overall Poster Award A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and satellite construction site.
Overall Essay School Award A DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.
Overall Poster School Award A DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.
Runner up Overall Essay Award A trip for two to the MultiChoice offices and the South African Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.
Runner up Overall Poster Award A trip for two to the MultiChoice offices and the South African Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.
Runner up Essay School Award A DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.
Runner up Poster School Award A DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.

Entry 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

Entries must be between A3 Size (420 X 297 mm) and A1 Size (594 X 841 mm).
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)

How to Apply

  • Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from www.dstvstarawards.com.
  • Entries are accepted in English, French and Portuguese and will be judged on the basis of high-standard criteria of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation.
  • The competition closes on 7 November 2016. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible

For more information, visit the DSTV star awards

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