We recently announced that the 2014 Edition of the Dstv Eutelsat Star Awards entry period was still on, but quickly drawing to an end. That was last Monday, the 27th of October 2014 when entry was due.
However, the much-hyped galactic essay and art showdown is very popular. In fact, it has become so popular that MultiChoice and Eutelsat have announced that entries for the Awards have been extended until Wednesday, 12th November 2014. This definitely should be good news to all the late aspiring contestants!
The DSTV Eutelsat Awards are open to all students from Secondary (high) or Combined Schools in Africa where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations. Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from www.dstvstarawards.com. Entries can be submitted in English, French and Portuguese. The awards collateral are also available in threee languages (English, French and Portuguese). Only entries submitted on the prescribed entry form will be eligible.
Students between the ages of 14 – 19 are invited to submit an essay or design a poster on the topic “Imagine you are a satellite, orbiting high above your own country or even above your own home or school”, answering the following questions:
What would you see?
What would you like to tell the people below about what you see from up there?
What would you like people to know?
What would you like them to think about?
If you could send them a message or an image, what would you like to say or show?
Participants not only stand a chance to win great prizes within their respective countries but overall winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime; the overall winning essay – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris, France and onwards to a spaceport to attend a live rocket launch. For the overall winning poster – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction site. For the runner-up poster and essay entries a trip with their parent/legal guardian to visit MultiChoice in Johannesburg and the South African National Space Agency at Hartebeesthoek.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Zambia during February 2015.