Submission of entries for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Essay and Poster Contest for Young Africans for 2018 officially closes this week on the 26th of October 2018. Entries are therefore invited from young students between the ages 14 and 19 years across Ghana for the 8th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition (essay and poster).
Be part of this exciting journey by writing a creative essay or designing a poster based on the following topic: “Currently, satellites are being used in a variety of ways but there is always room for expansion and growth. Write an essay or design a poster on areas you believe the full potential of satellites has not yet been tapped into or embraced.”
About DStv Eutelsat Star Awards
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, is 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.
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.
Who Can Apply For The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards? Eligibility Criteria
- The Awards are open to students between 14 and 19 years of age in secondary, high schools anywhere in Ghana.
- Entries can be submitted in English.
Competition Prizes & Benefits
Top entrants at the national level win prizes such as fully installed DStv decoder amongst other prizes. In addition, their entry will be entered for the Africa adjudication process.
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 in French Guyana.
- 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.
How to Enter DStv Eutelsat Star Awards (2018 Application)
Entries must be:
Deposited: in the entry box at any MultiChoice Ghana office.
All entries for the 2018 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Essay and Poster Contest for Young Africans must be accompanied by an entry form and in the case of posters an entry form and creative summary.
Application Closing Date
The competition closes on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible. The overall winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in February 2019.