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Co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization 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 17 to design, draw or paint a poster based on the theme "Healthy Food Systems".
Total world population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. To make sure everyone has enough to eat, we will need to rethink our food systems. We want to reduce the impact of food systems on the natural environment, because food production today produces a lot of greenhouse gases, puts a strain on water supplies, and creates a threat to biodiversity. We need to understand better how food shopping choices affect poor farmers in other parts of the world. And we will need to learn how to waste less food - in transport, in storage, in supermarkets, and at home.
Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolor paint, as well as mixed media. Digitally created artwork is also permitted. No photographs are allowed. Only one entry per person. The file must be in JPG format. Maximum allowable file size is 1.5 MB.
There is no entry fee.
The contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17, living in any country of the world.
Winners will be announced on 16 October 2013 (World Food Day) in three categories:
• ages 5 to 8
• ages 9 to 12
• ages 13 to 17
The top three poster designs in all three categories will be published on World Food Day website, and shared through the Facebook accounts of FAO and the EndingHunger movement.
Moreover, certificates of recognition, signed by a United Nations official, will be sent to all the winners. First-place winners in each category will receive also the popular EndingHunger T-shirt and a second surprise gift.