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Poster drawing contest by kids for kids on Soils4Nutrition: Vote for your favourites!

In the framework of World Soil Day 2022, children and teens, from ages 5 to 14, living all around the world, were called to use their imagination and create posters that illustrate how soils are crucial for food production, better nutrition and healthy diets. 


This year’s contest was focused on World Soil Day 2022 theme: “Soils: where food begins”. The objective was to create colourful artworks that tell the story of soils for nutrition and soil fertility, emphasizing the link between soils, food production, nutrition and healthy diets.  

The contest aims to promote educational activities, engagement and participation of children and schools in soil science. By doing so, children around the world could develop a  greater empathy towards soils and a better understanding of soils, our silent allies. During the creation of the artwork, children get a chance to reflect on the different types of links and challenges posed by unhealthy soils regarding food security, nutrition, and human well-being. They are also able to express how soil health and soil threats have affected their daily lives, and share it with the rest of the world! 

All young people who care about nature and soil and wanted to take part in this challenge were invited to participate. Schools and colleges have also competed, and the FAO's Global Soil Partnership received more than 160 posters from children all around the world! 

Out of all contest entries, the Jury shortlisted the best 10 drawings under each category: 

Category A | age range between 5-10 years old 

Category B | age range between 10-14 years old  

Now it is your turn to pick the best of the best! Access here the voting page. You can express your preference by clicking on the heart button, and choose many as you like in both categories. The winners will be the posters with the most votes.  

The public voting closes on 5 December at 11:00 AM (CET). The winners will be announced during the World Soil Day Official Ceremony on Monday, 5 December 2022 from 12:20 to 13:45 (CET).

Don’t miss it! Register here.