World Food Day 2016 Poster Contest

World Food Day 2016 Poster Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2016

The World Food Day poster contest calls on children and teens from 5-19 to use their imaginations and express their ideas on the World Food Day theme: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” Climate change is affecting our planet and changing our world. It’s causing more natural disasters and environmental problems, which make it harder for us to grow food.

Prizes

  • The top three poster designs in all three categories will be announced on the World Food Day website during the official celebration of World Food Day in Rome, October 14, 2016.
  • Winners will also be promoted on FAO social media and by FAO offices around the world.
  • Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Application Process

  • The entry period will begin at 12:00 (CEST) on Wednesday May 25, 2016 and will close at 12:00 (CEST) on Friday, September 30, 2016.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • The competition is divided into three categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 to 19.
  • Only one entry should be submitted per person. Multiple entries from one person will result in disqualification.
  • 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.
  • Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, the following languages are permitted: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Italian.
  • All artwork must be original and should not include photographic images of the Contestant or other personal information.
  • All participants are encouraged to read about the World Food Day theme. Younger children may want to learn together with a parent or teacher.
  • 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 SUBMIT button must be clicked. Younger children may need help from an adult in making their online submission.
  • Working on an A4 sheet or an 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.
  • Only the shortlisted contestants will be notified by email by October 10, 2016.

For more information, visit #WFD2016PosterContest.

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