Children and Young People aged 5-19 encouraged to design a poster for the World Food Day Poster Competition (deadline for entries: 8th November 2024)

Applications are now open to the World Food Day Poster Competition, which is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO) of the United Nations.

The Competition is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world, who are encouraged to design a poster that symbolizes their favourite dish or recipe, representing the importance of diverse, nutritious, safe and affordable foods.

The deadline for entries is Friday 8th November 2024. World Food Day takes place on Wednesday 16th October 2024.

Who can enter?

o The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world. 
o 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.

Poster Criteria

o The competition is divided into the following categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 15, and 16 to 19.
o 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.
o Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, no more than 25 words or 100 characters can be accepted. Do not include personal information, such as names, school names or age, etc.
o All artwork must be original and should not include logos or photographic images of the Contestant or other personal information. 
o Posters can only be submitted using the entry form provided. All fields in the Contest entry form must be completed and after uploading the poster design, the enter button must be clicked. Younger children may need help from an adult in making their online submission. 
o 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.

Prize Information

o 15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee.  Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement. 
o 3 winning poster designs will be selected as finalists by a jury in each category. 
o The top 3 poster designs in all categories will be announced on the World Food Day website. 
o Winners will be promoted on Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations’ social media and by FAO offices around the world.   
o Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag. 
o In the event that any of the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible in accordance with these Contest rules and/or the General Rules, Copyright and Privacy, cannot be traced, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and it will be in the sole discretion of FAO to choose whether to award the prize to another eligible entry. 
o When winning posters are published, only the first initial, full family name and country of origin will be published. No other personal information about the Contestants will be published or shared.

Further information and details about how to enter can be found on the Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations website.