2015 DSTV Eutelsat Star Poster & Essay Contest for Young Africans (Win All Expense paid trip to Paris France/South South Africa)

Application Deadline:5 November 2015.

If you can dream it you can win it

Enter the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2015 by creating an award winning essay or poster about satellite technology and how it helps us to understand and take care of our planet and you can win big!

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards  is calling all learners between the ages of 14-19 to write an essay or design a poster on how satellites have helped us to understand and take care of our planet.
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is part of the ongoing partnership between MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat since 1999. This pan-African collaboration has over the years created meaningful engagement with students, the academic community and the scientific world. Since its inception, the competition has drawn over a 3000 entries across the continent and has invigorated a passion for science amongst the younger generation.
Requirements:
  • The Awards are open to all students from secondary (high) or combined schools in Africa where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations.
  • Countries with Multichoice: Angola, Benin, Botswana,  Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad , Comores, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho,  Liberia Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda , Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania
    Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Entries may be prepared in English, French and Portuguese.
  • The awards collateral will also be made available in 3 languages (English, French and Portuguese).
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards comprises national and international adjudication. The first assessment of entries is at country level with a panel of local judges selecting country winners and runners-up who go through a round of preliminary judging which culminates in the selection of the final winners. A regional panel selects the top four entries.
Last year the panel was chaired by the inspirational European Space Agency Astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, assisted by a panel of industry experts who commended the standard of the competition.
Prize:
  • Country winners receive exciting country prizes and go on to compete against each other for the overall continental awards.
  • The overall essay and poster winners are eligible for a once in a lifetime trip for two to the Eutelsat facilities in Paris, with the essay winner traveling onwards to witness a live rocket launch.
  • Runners up will win a trip to South Africa as guests of MultiChoice Africa. Schools attended by the overall winners will also receive a DStv installation, including dish, television, state-of-the-art PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.

Winners Announcement:

  • The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in February 2016
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 this 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 5 November 2015.

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