United Nations invites children and young people aged 5-19 from anywhere in the world to enter the World Food Day Poster Contest 2023 (deadline for entries: 3rd November 2023)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is inviting children and young people aged between 5 and 19 to submit applications for the World Food Day Poster Contest 2023. The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd November 2023. The competition is open to children and young people living anywhere in the world.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members – 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

World Food Day Poster Contest 2023: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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.
o Only one entry should be submitted per person. Multiple entries from one person will result in disqualification. 
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 All participants are encouraged to read about the World Food Day theme in the World Food Day Activity Book. Younger children may want to learn together with a parent or teacher. 

World Food Day Poster Contest 2023: PRIZE DETAILS

o 15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee and notified in December 2023. Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement.
o Three winning poster designs will be selected as finalists by a jury in each category.
o The top three poster designs in all categories will be announced on the World Food Day website.
o Winners will be promoted on FAO 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 is available on the Food and Agriculture Organisation website.