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2015 World Food Day theme

2015 World Food Day theme

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, we have prepared two short briefs that you can read for background information, ideas and suggestions. Please open the links below to find the material we have prepared for you.

Brief note for Teachers Comics for students

About the contest

About the contest

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. 

Timeline

Timeline

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

Prizes

Prizes

The Contest will be run according to age groups with three sections for the following age groups:
5 - 8 yrs, 9 - 12 yrs and 13-17 yrs.

Every year the winning posters are displayed on the FAO World Food Day website.

However, in 2015 we have some special surprises for you!

First, world-famous footballer Roberto Baggio, FAO Goodwill Ambassador, Man of Peace Award winner nominated by the Nobel Peace Prize laureates, human rights activist, - has generously agreed to act as UNWG Goodwill Ambassador and open the FAO WFD contest this year.

Roberto has decided to send you all a personal invitation to take part in the Poster Contest. He believes that you, young people, must become actively involved in the global struggle to end hunger and malnutrition and build a better world for all. Read his message and get inspired!

Then, in this exceptional year of Expo Milano, the top three entrants for each age group will see their posters showcased in the multimedia UN Zero Hunger Itinerary at Expo Milano, where the World Food Day will be celebrated this year with the participation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

On top of that, since 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, all the award winners of the WFD Poster Contest will also receive a commemorative medal from FAO.

FAQs

FAQs

Where can I find information about the 2015 WFD theme?

To help you get acquainted with the 2015 theme, we have prepared two short briefs that you can read for background information, ideas and suggestions. Please open the links below to find the material we have prepared for you.

Brief note for Teachers Comics for students

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, we are here to help you. Please send an email to World-food-day@fao.org describing the problem and we will do our 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.