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World Food Day Poster Contest 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Sep-2015
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AwardPoster dispaly on FAO website and medal.
EligibilityThree age groups sections which are as follows 5 - 8 yrs, 9 - 12 yrs and 13-17 yrs.
RegionAll India
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Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 
00153 Rome, Italy 
Tel:(+39) 06 57051
e-mail:FAO-HQ@fao.org

What is World Food Day Poster Contest 2015?

The objectives of World Food Day are to:

  • encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to this end;
  • encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing countries;
  • encourage the participation of rural people, particularly women and the least privileged categories, in decisions and activities influencing their living conditions;
  • heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world;
  • promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world; and
  • strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food and agricultural development.

The 2015 World Food Day theme is

Social Protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty


Social Protection has been chosen as the theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD) to highlight its importance in reducing rural poverty and granting access to food or means to buy food.

Social protection can be defined as a range of solutions, often combined with each others, —such as work opportunities, provision of food, money and services— that are designed to support the vulnerable and help the poor in society move out of hunger and poverty.

To help you get acquainted with the 2015 theme, they have prepared two short briefs that you can read for background information, ideas and suggestions. 

The World Food Day Poster Contest is one of the oldest FAO outreach projects involving students across the globe.

Since its launch, the WFD poster contest has inspired thousands of children and young people like you to put their creativity and talents to work and figure out ways to fight poverty and hunger in their countries

 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

All the children of age group 5 to 17 years are eligible to apply

How can you apply ?

Posters must be submitted online. Only online submissions can be taken into consideration. You can upload your poster online on the main page of the Poster Contest. Just follow the instructions and submit your poster. You will receive a confirmation email. 

FAQs

Where can I find information about the 2015 WFD theme?

To help you get acquainted with the 2015 theme, they have prepared two short briefs that you can read for background information, ideas and suggestions.
 

When will the winners of the 2015 contest be announced?

The top three winners for each age group will be announced at a special event held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The students receiving awards for the winning posters will be notified some days in advance. 

The date of this Rome event will be announced soon on this page.

Which schools can take part in the contest?

The contest is open to all schools worldwide and to all school students aged 5 to 17. 

How can I share my poster?

Posters must be submitted online. Only online submissions can be taken into consideration. You can upload your poster online on the main page of the Poster Contest. Just follow the instructions and submit your poster. You will receive a confirmation email. 

If you should experience technical difficulties with uploading the poster, they are here to help you. Please send an email to World-food-day@fao.org describing the problem and they will do their best to assist you.

What is the deadline for entering the contest?

Posters should be submitted from 7 June to 30 September 2015.

What are the dates for the exhibition at Expo Milano?

The winning posters will be exhibited at Expo Milano starting on World Food Day, October 16th.

Terms and Conditions

2015 World Food Day Poster Contest Launch

7 June 2015

Deadline for entries

12:00 pm – 30 September 2015

Notification to schools

May 2015

Prize-giving ceremony

October 2015

Exhibition open for public viewing

October 2015

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