DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Scout For Teen Techies
…Launches New Facebook Page
By Gina Emmanuel
Shortly after clinching the ‘Better Satellite Award’ at the third annual Better Satellite World Awards gala dinner in London recently, MultiChoice Nigeria has kicked the 2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition.
According to the company, Science and technology enthusiasts between the age of 14 and 19 are expected and have until February 12, 2018 to enter the competition.
DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is returning for a 7th edition. Students from secondary (high) or combined schools could enter from today by writing a creative essay or designing a poster based on the following topic: ‘It’s 60 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 21stCentury and acted as a unifier.’
“The prizes of this innovative competition are as big as the dreams of a young, energised African generation ready to shape the evolution of our continent. Selected from thousands of entries by a high-standard jury, the essay winner will be eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Paris, France in the company of Eutelsat, and onwards to French Guiana to see a rocket launch into space. The 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 exploration of several heritage sites as guests of MultiChoice Africa. The schools attended by the two winners would receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Platform
“The DStv Eutelsat Star Awardsare 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.
The competition closes on 12 February 2018. Only entries submitted on the official entry form would be eligible. The overall winners would be announced at an awards ceremony in March 2018.