By Nyarinda Maureen
Do you fancy traveling the world, seeing France, the country where love stems? Who doesn’t? Well, it is pretty easy if you are a tech enthusiast to do so. All you need to do as the 14-19 year old you are is to register for the DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards.
The competition which requires the participants to write an essay or design a poster depicting the innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation/navigation, is a platform for one to be recognized and win an award at that.
Imagine writing an essay about what you are passionate about and winning a trip to Eutelsat, France with your parent or legal guardian as you witness a rocket launch. It sounds like a plan right? Or designing a Poster for a few hours or days then getting to visit the Multichoice South Africa offices and the South Africa Space Agency at Hartbeesthoek after winning? That’s fantastic!
The runners up will not be left behind either, as they together with the top national entrants from each of the 42 participating countries will receive prizes in phones and tablets. Just how much information can you get from the gadgets you will win?
The Eutelsat Star Awards will also recognize the school where the winner is from and install DSTV there with a dish, a state of the art PVR recorder and the ultimate award is free access to the DSTV Education bouquet. That will just enhance how much you learn on the educative programs on the Education bouquet.
Go ahead and register for this award and do your best. Research if you must and go through your article to keep it free of errors. Show your teacher your essay or design and seek their opinion and effect changes where necessary. It’s going to be worth the effort for you, your parent and your school at large.