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World Food Day Poster Contest 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Sep-2016
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AwardPoster dispaly on FAO website, Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift
EligibilityChildren's of age 5 to 19 years are eligible to apply
Scholarship provider contact details

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 
00153 Rome, Italy 
Tel:(+39) 06 57051

What is World Food Day Poster Contest 2016?

World Food Day Poster Contest 2016 organised contest for students of age 5 to 19 who can imagine and express ideas on the theme "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too" are most welcome to apply.
The jury will select winner of all the three category. There poster will be published at the exhibition at FAO headquarters and will be receiving a surprise gift bag with a certificate of recognition

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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 can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

  • Participation is free of charge.
  • The entry period will begin at 12:00 (CEST) on Wednesday 25 May 2016 and will close at 12:00 (CEST) on Friday, 30 September 2016.
  • 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 10 October 2016.

Terms and Conditions


  1. Three winning poster designs will be selected by a jury in each category.
  2. 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, 14 October 2016.
  3. Winners will also be promoted on FAO social media and by FAO offices around the world.  
  4. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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