FAO World Food Day Contest

Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) is pleased to announce its World Food Day Contest. The contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 13 to 19, living anywhere in the world. The students can enter in the 2016 competition either by designing a poster or produce a video on the World Food Day theme. FAO creates and shares critical information about food, agriculture, and natural resources in the form of global public goods. Award amount varies and

Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) facilitates partnerships for food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development between governments, development partners, civil society and the private sector.


  • The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world.
  • The age to declare in the entry form is the one at the time of entering the Contest. Minors must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians to participate in the Contest.
  • FAO employees and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter the contests. FAO will determine eligibility at its sole discretion.
  • Partners or relations of partner staff of the institutions involved in the launch of contests and relations of the judging committee are not eligible to compete.

How to Apply:

There are two ways to be entered in the contest. Design a poster or produce a video on the World Food Day theme to enter the 2016 competition.

Poster Contest:

  • The competition is divided into three categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 to 19.
  • The candidates must create a poster. The theme is: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”
  • 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.
  • Working on an A4 sheet or 8 ½ inches by 11 inches sheet is recommended, to make it easier for you to scan and upload your poster design. If your poster is larger, you may have to take a digital photo of the work and upload the photo file.
  • Only digital files saved as a JPEG will be accepted, and submissions must be made through the online form provided – please do not send in physical posters.

Video Contest:

  • To be enter in the video contest, you should produce a video no longer than 1 minute and tell about the issue, or even better, present a solution on how to feed our growing population in a changing climate. You don’t need any professional equipment – videos can be shot on your smartphone or tablet. Did you know that food security is one of the biggest issues related to climate change? They want to see your ideas, thoughts, and actions.
  • Upload your video to YouTube adding the hashtag #WFD2016VideoContest to the title and don’t forget also to fill out the form provided to be in with a chance to win.

Award Amount:

Award amount varies. Winners will also be promoted by FAO offices around the world, featured in an exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome during World Food Week (10-16 October 2016), and will receive a surprise gift bag and Certificate of Recognition.

Application Deadline:

The entry period will begin at 12:00 (CEST) on Wednesday 25 May 2016 and will close at 12:00 (CEST) on Friday,  September 30, 2016.

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