DStv, Eutelsat extend competition deadline

HARARE - Multichoice Africa and Eutelsat have extended the deadline for receipt of entries for the 2016 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition from October 31 to November 30.

According to Liz Dziva, MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager, the deadline extension was necessitated by requests received from all over Africa, including Zimbabwe.

“All science and technology students and enthusiasts fans between the ages of 14 and 19 now have extra time in which to either write an essay or design a poster based on the 2016 topic: take yourself into the future as a scientist, tasked with designing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans; tell us what you would call your satellite and describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.”

The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition is open to students from secondary schools across Africa and entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice customer care centre, or they can be downloaded from www.dstvstarawards.com<http://www.dstvstarawards.com.

Entries are accepted in English, French and Portuguese and will be judged on the basis of high-standard criteria of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible for consideration.

Participants could win prizes at country level, while overall continental winners of the essay competition section will be rewarded with a trip to Eutelsat in Paris, as well as a trip to a spaceport to attend a live rocket launch.

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