The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, whose objective is to stimulate interest in science and technology, and inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students across Africa.
Who can enter?
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. Entry ealine is 12 February 2018
The essay topic
It’s sixty years since the first satellite Sputnik was launched, broadcasting a unique and easily captured ‘beep, beep, beep’ signal.Looking back at this historic moment, write an essay or design a poster depicting how satellites have launched humankind into the 21st century and acted as a unifier.
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.
In addition, 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.