The awards take the form of a competition open to 14-19-year-old students in 42 countries. Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future.
Top entrants at the national level win prizes such as computers or tablets and go forward to compete in the overall awards for the winning and runner-up essay and poster prizes.
The overall winning entries will receive prizes as follows:
Overall Essay Award
A trip for the winning student and their parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in France and attendance of a rocket launch.