The 2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition which is open to all Ghanaian students has resumed with this year’s asking participating students to either write an essay or design a poster depicting how satellites have launched humankind into the 21st century and acted as a unifier.
According to Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana, “as we mark the sixtieth anniversary since the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched into space, the topic for this year’s competition is so apt. We cannot overemphasize the importance of satellite technology and are looking forward to some very riveting and engaging posters and essays from the teenagers this time around.”
Entry forms for the competition which is open to students from across the country aged between 14 and 19 years, and the resource booklet are available at MultiChoice Ghana Offices countrywide or from the competition website (www.dstvstarawards.com).
Winner of the essay will travel to France to witness a rocket launch while the best poster designer will win a trip for two to South Africa and visit the South African National Space Agency as well as exploration of several heritage sites.
The schools attended by the two winners will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Package.
The DStv/Eutelsat Star Awards Competition closes on the 1st of March 2018.