DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition for African Students, 2018

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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.

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: 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

Eligibility 

  • 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.

Criteria for Essay:

  • Language: English, French or Portuguese
  • Length: 1200 – 1400 words
  • Must be typed in Arial 12, 1.5 spacing and pages to be numbered or it must be handwritten, but clearly legible
  • Pages must be numbered
  • Only hardcopy entries will be accepted.
  • Entries may include illustrations, graphics, or diagrams
  • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

Criteria for Poster:

  • Design a creative poster by illustrating an idea on the competition topic. The poster must be accompanied by a creative explanation/summary in the following format:
    o Title
    o Summary idea/concept
    o Explanation of idea
    o References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)
  • Language: English, French or Portuguese
  • Entries must be between A3 Size (420 X 297 mm) and A1 Size (594 X 841 cm)
  • Only hardcopy entries will be accepted. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

Application deadline: 12 February 2018.

APPLICATION LINK

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