2016 Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students


2016 DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students.

For those who are yet to apply for the registration of the DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students, should read up this article and ensure they apply because aforementioned topic have commenced. To this end, interested persons who are very much interested in applying for the the 2016 DSTV Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students are to apply.

For those who would love to be inspired to write an essay and make a poster as well could do it through this initiative which is an opportunity for science and technology.

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 This very aim of this competition is to showcase some innovative and some ideas which as it where will be based on the application of satellite technology here in the Africa continent. This is to create an awareness of satellite technology and its applications among African students. As it where, this will also stimulate interest in science and technology among various young people in schools across Africa continent.

The Eligibility and Entry Level For Applicants.

Applicants should be aware that only students who fall within the age range of 14 and 19 who are still in their secondary schools, high schools or combined schools in Africa where they do have the services of MultiChoice.

We are also informing applicants that various applicants should note that the various entries can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese.

Ways On How To Enter The Applicants

” Interested applicants are to Take themselves into the future as a scientist, which is tasked with designing and developing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans. Applicants are to showcase to the sponsors what they would call their satellite and they are to describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.”

Applicants based on the aforementioned are to write an essay or design a poster that should be able explain how satellites should help the human race to understand and take care of our planet.

The 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.

Regarding the awards to be offered, the schools which is been attended by the four overall winners of the competition will also receive a DStv installation, which should also include 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

Please note that the panel of judges will be looking for innovative thinking and ideas which includes the following

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)

 The Deadline For Submission

Information reaching us is that the deadline for the 2016 Eutelsat Award For African Secondary School Students submission will be November 7th, 2016


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