Due to popular demand, the closing date to enter for the 2018 edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition has been extended till Friday, 26 October 2018. Students between the ages of 14 and 19 now have extra time to be inspired to write a creative essay or design a poster. This year’s topic is “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 explored or embraced.”
Students can enter for the 8th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition today and stand a chance of winning exciting prizes. The overall essay winner will be eligible for a trip for two to Paris, France, in the company of Eutelsat and onwards to French Guiana to see a rocket launch into space. The overall poster winner will win a trip for two to South Africa which includes a visit to the South African National Space Agency as well as the exploration of several heritage sites as guests of MultiChoice Africa. The schools attended by the two winners will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Package.
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition is open to all learners from secondary (high) or combined schools on the continent where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations. Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or via www.dstvstarawards.com. Entries are accepted in English, French and Portuguese and will be judged on the basis of high-standard criteria of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation. For the first time this year students are also invited to engage with the Awards community through a dedicated Facebook page.
Follow the Facebook page and get useful tips on how to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip from last year’s essay winner, Amos Mumbere.