What You Need to Know about the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2017 Essay & Poster Contest for Young Africans (Fully Funded to Paris,France & South Africa)


DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2017 Essay & Poster Contest for Young Africans (Fully Funded to Paris,France & South Africa)

2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition

Application Deadline: 12 February 2018.

Applications for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2017 are now being accepted

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.

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Eligibility and Entry

  • 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.

Prizes:

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

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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.

Submission of entries

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).

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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 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 2017 

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