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Organisers extend entries date for DSTV EUTELSAT 2015 star awards

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MultiChoice and Eutelsat have announced that entries for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards have been extended until Friday, 20 November 2015.
The DStv Eutelsat Awards are open to all students from secondary (high) or combined schools in Africa where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations.
According to the organisers:
“We are calling all learners between the ages of 14 – 19 to write an essay or design a poster on how satellites have helped us to understand and take care of our planet.
“Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from www.dstvstarawards.com. Entries can be submitted in English, French and Portuguese. The awards collateral is also available in three languages (English, French and Portuguese). Only entries submitted on the prescribed entry form will be eligible.
“Participants not only stand a chance to win great prizes within their respective countries but overall winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime; 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 winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Uganda during February 2016.
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.
MultiChoice Africa Limited is a leading video entertainment service provider with over twenty years’ digital television experience. The company provides premium video entertainment for subscribers in 49 sub-Saharan African countries and its adjacent Indian Ocean islands.