EutelSat competition extended
MultiChoice and EutelSat have extended the closing date of their competition from 27 October to 12 November. Students between the ages of 14 to19 still have an opportunity to write 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.”
The competition will entail the students to answer 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? And If you could send them a message or an image, what would you like to say or show?
The awards are open to all student from secondary 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 may be prepared in English, French and Portuguese and the awards collateral will also be made available in these three languages. Only entries submitted on the prescribed entry form will be eligible.
Participants stand a chance to win great prizes within their respective countries and overall winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime. The overall winning essay will win a trip with his or her legal guardian to EutelSat in Paris, France and onwards to a space port to attend a live rocket launch.
The overall winning poster will win a trip with his or her legal guardian to EutelSat in Paris and a satellite construction site. The runner up poster and essay entries will win a trip to visit MultiChoice in Johannesburg and the South African National Space Agency, Hartebeesthoek. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in February 2015 in Zambia.