DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST, THE COMPETITION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL
The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.
This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.
The drawing should reflect an issue concerning nutritious foods. The drawings may reflect environmental or social issues. Learn more by reading the “Time to Think and Act” section (pages 5-7). You can plan and develop some educational activities to raise your group’s awareness about food, nutrition and food production topics before they start drawing.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
The deadline for submitting your drawings is 31 October 2013. The postmark date will be regarded as the date of delivery.
Send your drawing by e-mail to: email@example.com or by post it (preferably in a water-proof envelope) to:
Please note that if your submission is sent electronically you should keep the original drawing in a safe place as we may require the original if your drawing is selected.
A panel of FAO staff will choose the winning drawings. Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.
Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges!
DOWNLOAD THE DRAWING COMPETITION FORM
Find out more about the rules and requirements of participating, and read up on some background information on good nutrition and sustainable food production to stimulate your creativity here: