Kenyan Students Invited to Submit Entries for DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards
DStv and Eutelsat are calling on all learners between the age of 14 and 19 to submit their entries for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards 2015. This year participants will be expected to write an essay or design a poster on how satellites have helped understand and take care of our planet.
The aim of the awards is to instigate innovative thinking amongst secondary school students; to create awareness of how science and technology can be applied to everyday life; and to show the many ways that satellites impact development on the African continent.
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is part of the ongoing partnership between MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat since 1999 that has over the years created meaningful engagement with students, the academic community and the scientific world.
Since its inception, the competition has drawn over 3000 entries across the continent. In 2012, Kenyan student, Eva Chemwgorem won the Best Poster Award for her work titled "Africa united through satellites." Eva also got a chance to visit Eutelsat's Paris headquarters to get a closer insight on satellite technology. The first assessment of entries will be done in Kenya with a panel of local judges selecting country winners and runners-up who go through a round of preliminary judging which culminates in the selection of the final winners. A regional panel selects the top four entries.
Kenyan winners will receive exciting prizes from MultiChoice and go on to compete against each other for the overall continental awards. The overall essay and poster winners are eligible for a once in a lifetime trip for two to the Eutelsat facilities in Paris, with the essay winner traveling onwards to witness a live rocket launch.
Runners up will win a trip to South Africa as guests of MultiChoice Africa. Schools attended by the overall winners will also receive a DStv installation, including dish, television, state-of-the-art PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet. Students can obtain entry forms from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from here. may be done in English, French and Portuguese. The competition closes on 05 November 2015. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in February 2016.
DSTV's TLC Announces Search for Its First African Presenter
TLC Entertainment (DStv channel 172) has announced the launch date for TLC's Next Great Presenter, the channel's campaign to find its first local presenter.
The campaign to uncover a local TLC host will kick off on From Sunday 9 August, calling for all TLC super-fans from across Africa who believe they have what it takes to be the next Buddy, Oprah or Randy and crowned TLC's Next Great Presenter.
The search for TLC's Next Great Presenter will begin with the channel asking viewers to submit video clips of their presenting skills explaining why they should be chosen. A panel of experts will whittle down a shortlist, but it will be up to the TLC viewers to choose the lucky winner. The winner will get the chance to present TLC Top 10 - a brand new series coming to TLC later this year, which celebrates the biggest and most popular shows that have broadcast on the channel since it launched in Africa in 2011.
Further details as to how to enter TLC's Next Great Presenter competition will be announced closer to the launch date.