DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2016 Essay & Poster Contest for Young Africans (Fully Funded to Paris,France & South Africa)

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Submission Deadline: 07 November 2016

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 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 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)

Requirements

  • 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.

The 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.

 

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.

The Categories and Prizes

The winning essay and poster from each country will compete in the final judging for the overall awards. Check with your MultiChoice country offices for country prize details.The overall winning entries will be awarded prizes as follows:

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 Submission:

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,141 Bram Fischer Drive in Ranburg, Johannesburg (South Africa only).

Posted:
To MultiChoice offices listed on the entry form. For South African entries only : To MultiChoice Africa, Corporate Affairs, 141 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Attention: Nonye Omotola

All entries 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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2016 Essay & Poster Contest for Young Africans

5 COMMENTS

  1. This is quite a wonderful move to awaken the intellect of the young persons in the African continent. It’s going to be a major impact on young people with respect to technological development.

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