World Food Day Poster Contest 2017

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     Category:  Students Only
     Deadline:  November 10, 2017  (82 days left)
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     Contest's Website:  [link]

    Co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Women’s Guild in Rome, this contest ask children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19 to design, draw or paint a poster based on the theme "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.".

    The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. But hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are other important factors contributing to the migration challenge.

    Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. Creating conditions that allow rural people, especially youth, to stay at home when they feel it is safe to do so and to have more resilient livelihoods, is a crucial component of any plan to tackle the migration challenge.

    The competition is divided into four categories:

    ages 5 to 8
    ages 9 to 12
    ages 13 to 15
    ages 16 to 19

    Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolour paint, as well as mixed media. Digitally created artwork is also permitted. No photographs are allowed. Only one entry per person. Only digital files saved as a JPEG will be accepted.

    There is no entry fee.

    Eligibility


    Open worldwide to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19.

    Prize


    15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee before 27 November 2017. Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement.

    Three winning poster designs will be selected as finalists by a jury in each category. The top three poster designs in all categories will be announced on the World Food Day website. Winners will also be promoted on FAO social media and by FAO offices around the world, and they will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.