This year’s edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition is a few weeks away from closing and students in Ghana are encouraged to enter this essay or poster competition. This exciting journey is opened to all secondary schools in Ghana; students between the age of 14 and 18 years can enter by either writing a creative essay or designing a poster based on the following topic:
“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 tapped into or embraced.”
According to Corporate Affairs Manager, MultiChoice Ghana, Nii Amah Dagadu, “the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is open to all students from secondary (high) schools across Ghana. All essays are to be written in English only and will be judged based on a high-standard of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation.” He adds, entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Ghana office or downloaded from www.dstvstarawards.com . Interested students can get additional information on this essay and poster competition through our Facebook page facebook.com/DStvEutelsatStarAwards . The competition officially closes on 12 October 2018 and only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible for judging he concludes.
Since 2011 the competition has made the dreams of 24 students from all over the continent come true and continues to inspire young people across the continent to become excited, involved and exposed to science, technology and satellite concepts/ technology. 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 will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Package. Supporting Africa’s education needs MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat are convinced of the power of science and technology education to encourage young minds to positively change their world. All details on the judging criteria, national prizes and finalists’ selection are available on the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards website: http://www.dstvstarawards.com/about.html
In its 8th year, the joint initiative, the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, inspires innovative thinking among a young African generation. This pan-African collaboration has created a meaningful engagement with students, the academic community and the scientific world. Since the start of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in 2011, over 7,000 students have taken part in this unique competition. Join us on Facebook to get exclusive updates and inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/DStvEutelsatStarAwards