DStv/Eutelsat Star Awards for African Students 2014 Announced – Apply

The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is part of the ongoing partnership between MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat since 1999 to create a meaningful engagement with students, the academic community and the scientific world. The competition is geared towards students and encourages them to either write an essay or design a poster about the benefits of satellite technology on the continent.

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 forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centres, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from
Interested students are to read the topic below and proceed with the essay/poster.
Imagine you are a satellite high above your country, your home, or even your school…
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?
Create an essay or poster about satellite technology and how it shapes your world.

Submission of entries 
Entries must be deposited in the entry box at MultiChoice Africa country or regional offices (African countries) OR for South Africa at the MultiChoice Africa Building,141 Bram Fischer Drive in Ranburg, Johannesburg (South Africa only).
Posted to the MultiChoice offices listed on the entry form. For South African entries only: To MultiChoice Africa, Corporate Affairs, 141 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Attention: Nada Mxube
All entries must be accompanied by an entry form and in the case of posters an entry form and creative summary.
For queries you may email your question to: or phone your nearest MultiChoice Office.

Country winners receive exciting country prizes and go on to compete against each other for the overall continental awards. Overall winners will be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime:
1. For 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.
2. For the overall winning poster – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction site.
3. 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 entry deadline is Wednesday 12th November 2014.

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