2014 DSTV Eutelsat Star Poster and Essay Contest for Young Africans (All Expense paid trip to Paris,France/South Africa)

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Submission Deadline: October 27 2014

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.

Topic : Imagine you are a satellite high above your country, or even above your own home,

or school …

  • What would you see?
  • What would you like to tell the people below about what you see from up there?
  • What would you like people to know?
  • What would you like them to think about?
  • If you could send them a message or an image, what would you like to say or show?
  • Winning posters and essays from each country will compete for the overall prizes:

Entry Requirements:

  • To enter, students need to be between 14 and 19 years of age and enrolled at a registered secondary, combined or high school (public or private). Only entries prepared by an individual will be accepted.
  • Entries will be accepted in hard copy format only.
  • Entries can be prepared in English, French or Portuguese
  • Entries must be the own original work of the student.

Essay requirements

  • 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 requirements     

Entries may not be bigger than A1 Size (420 X 297mm)
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:

  • 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.

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.

Download the Entry Form for the 2014 DSTV Eustelsat Star Award

 

How to enter

  • You may submit your entry to your nearest MultiChoice Offices or hand it in, in person (only submit entries to country offices specified on the entry form).
  • Only South African entrants may hand their entries in to MultiChoice Africa, 141 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg, or
  • post them to MultiChoice Africa, Corporate Affairs, 141 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale Randburg, Attention: Nada Mxube. Entries must reach the collection points by 27 October 2014.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2014 DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards

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