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Announcing Winners of the 2020 World Food Day Storytelling Award!


30 October 2020 - Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 World Food Day Storytelling Award! The Award recognizes and rewards the best and most compelling student-told stories about the ways society can transform its food system to end all forms of malnutrition and make healthier diets accessible to everyone.

In partnership with the Planet Forward, an initiative of the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, FAO North America invited university students to report on ideas and innovations being explored on the topics of malnutrition, food accessibility, food systems, and how COVID-19 may be affecting — or inspiring — change. Submissions included 800-1000 word articles and audio/ podcast submissions that were between 3 to 15 minutes long.

In first place is Eva Legge of Dartmouth College for her piece, “Home-sown: Austin’s first urban farms and the birth of its locavore movement.” Eva is a rising junior at Dartmouth College, studying Ecology, Earth Sciences and Creative Writing.

Coming in second is Max Sano from Franklin & Marshall College for his article, “What's the solution to our problematic food system?” Max is a junior at Franklin and Marshall College pursuing a degree in Government and Environmental Studies with a minor in Arabic.

In third place is Michaela Compo, George Washington University, for her article, “Redefining 'pescetarian' in a sustainable diet.” Michaela is a Bachelor of Science candidate in Environmental Studies and International Affairs at The George Washington University.

The winners were announced today at the Planet Forward Summit by Emmy Award-winning journalist, George Washington University Professor and Creator of Planet Forward Frank Sesno. Winners will receive a prize of $300 for the first place, $200 for the second, and $100 for the third place.