The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Essay and Poster Contest for Young Africans for 2018 is open for applications. The DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards are positioned to be Africa’s leading satellite technology awards for the young minds.
Entries are therefore invited from young Africans for the 8th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition (essay and poster).
About DStv Eutelsat Star Awards
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.
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.
Be part of this exciting journey by writing a creative essay or designing a poster based on the following topic: “Currently, satellites are being used in a variety of ways but there is always room for expansion and growth. Write an essay or design a poster on areas you believe the full potential of satellites has not yet been tapped into or embraced.”
Who Can Apply For The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards? Eligibility Criteria
- 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.
Competition Prizes & Benefits
The following are the 2018 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition Prizes and benefits:
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.
DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Essay & Poster Competition Topic
It’s sixty years since the first satellite Sputnik was launched, broadcasting a unique and easily captured ‘beep, beep, beep’ signal.
Looking back at this historic moment, write an essay or design a poster depicting how satellites have launched humankind into the 21st century and acted as a unifier.
How to Enter DStv Eutelsat Star Awards (2018 Application)
For an entry form – which will tell you everything you need to know – visit your nearest MultiChoice Office or download it here. 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 for the 2018 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Essay and Poster Contest for Young Africans must be accompanied by an entry form and in the case of posters an entry form and creative summary.
For queries you may email your question to: [email protected] or phone your nearest MultiChoice Office. In the case of South Africa, please contact Mahlatse Sithole on 011 781 9950.
Application Closing Date
The competition closes on Friday, October 12th, 2018. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible. The overall winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in February 2019.