Over 1,000 entries for DStv Eutelsat Star awards in Africa

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 09-11-2012

The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition has reached a milestone of over 1,000 entries from secondary and high school students from across Africa.

The competition, sponsored by MultiChoice and Eutelsat Communications, is designed to provoke thinking on how innovation and satellite technology can propel Africa into the future.

This year's panel of judges comprises high-profile academics and business leaders. French astronaut, Patrick Baudry and a member of the fifth NASA Discovery mission, have accepted an invitation from MultiChoice and Eutelsat to chair the jury.

Last year, the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards was won by Mary Musimire from Uganda for her essay and Michael Yeboah from Ghana for his poster. On 9 November Michael Yeboah’s illustration is being taken into space by an Ariane rocket, decorating the faring of the rocket.