DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students 2016

2016 DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students.

I have been receiving mails on the DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students. Well i am here to announce that the 2016 DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students is here again. Well all interested applicants should note this is an opportunity for science and technology meant for those who love to be inspired to write an essay or to create a poster as well.

According to the sponsors of the Star Awards actually aims to showcase some innovative and ideas which will be based on the application of satellite technology here in Africa, create awareness of satellite technology and its applications among African students which will also stimulate interest in science and technology among young people in schools across Africa.

Eligibility and Entry

The Award as t has always been is open to students who are between the ages of 14 and 19 still in secondary, high or combined schools anywhere in Africa where the services of MultiChoice is found. Please all applicants should note that entries can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese.

Ways On How To Enter

” Your are Take yourself into the future as a scientist, that is tasked with designing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans. Participants are to tell us what you would call your satellite and they are to describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.”

 Based on the above reference to this quote, write an essay or design a poster to explain how satellites help us to understand and take care of our planet.

Prizes to Be Won

The winning posters and essays from each country will compete for the overall prizes:

Best overall essay: A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and onwards to a rocket launch.
Best overall poster: A trip for two to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction facilities.
Runner up overall poster: A trip for two to MultiChoice and the South African National Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.
Runner essay award: A trip for two to MultiChoice and the South African National Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek.

 Based on the rewards to be offered, the schools attended by the four overall winners of the competition will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.

Essay Requirements 

Below are the basic requirements DSTV Eutelsat Award needs from the students;

  • 1200 to 1400 words (excluding bibliography)
  • Typed in Arial 12, 1.5 spacing or must be hand written, but clearly legible
  • Pages to be numbered
  • Only hard copy entries will be accepted
  • Entries may include illustrations, graphics or diagrams
  • References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

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Poster Requirements 

 Below are the Basic requirements DSTV Eutelsat Award needs from the students;

  • Entries must be between A3 Size (420 X 297 mm) and A1 Size (594 X 841 mm).
    Only hard copy entries will be accepted
  • All poster entries must be accompanied by a typed or legible hand written summary containing the following headings:
  1. Title
  2. Summary of idea/concept
  3. References (all sources consulted during the preparation of the entry)

The Judging Criteria

The panel of judges are looking for innovative thinking and ideas. They will be looking at the following criteria:

Essays

Component Weighting
Accuracy of information/knowledge of subject matter (30)
Structure of essay (20)
Language (15)
Creativity (15)
Innovativeness (10)
Bibliography/Referencing (10)
(100)

Posters

Component Weighting
Accuracy of information/knowledge of subject matter (30)
Overall layout of poster (20)
Graphic or illustrative style (20)
Creativity (25)
Bibliography/Referencing (5)
(100)

Deadline For Submission

The deadline for the DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students the submission is November 7th, 2016

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