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DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2014 Essay Competition

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2014 Essay Competition

Enter the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2014 by creating an award winning essay or poster about satellite technology and how it shapes your world and you can win big!

Besides awesome prizes up for grabs in the country awards, overall winners will be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime.

Through the amazing power and capabilities of satellites, the ability of scientists to make sense of our world and shape the future of human kind has increased in leaps and bounds. To explain a little: satellites have changed our perception of the Earth, helping us to realise that it is small, fragile and possibly unique world in the immensity of space, and as such it must be preserved.

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2014 Essay CompetitionSatellites help us to learn more about our planet and to improve how we use its limited resources. They also revolutionize the way we travel and communicate.

The Star Awards aim to:

  • Showcase innovative ideas on the application of satellite technology in Africa
  • Create awarness of satellite technology and its applications among African students
  • Stimulate interest in science and technology among young people in schools across Africa


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.




  • 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.
  • For the overall winning poster – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction site.
  • 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 schools attended by the four overall winners will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.


27 October, 2014


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • For an entry form – which will tell you everything you need to know – visit your nearest MultiChoice Office or download it from this website. South African entrants can collect a copy from MultiChoice Africa, 141 Bram Fischer Drive in Randburg, Johannesburg.
  • The essay requirements are:

# 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)

  • The poster requirements are:

# Entries may not be bigger than A1 Size (420 X 297mm)
# 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)


For queries you may email your question to: or phone your nearest MultiChoice Office. In the case of South Africa, please contact Mahlatse Sithole on 011 781 9950


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