FAO in North America

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 World Food Day Poster Contest!


Thanks to all of the participants, we look forward to your continuous engagement!

12 December 2018, Washington, DC – After an unprecedented response from young people worldwide, FAO has announced the winners of the seventh edition of the World Food Day Poster Contest with four of the 12 winners hailing from the United States.

Launched in May of 2018, the contest called on youth between the ages of five and 19 to use their imagination to create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger centered on this year World Food Day theme “Our Actions, Are Our Future: A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is possible.” 8000 Youth from over 117 countries participated in the global contest to spread the World Food Day message and raise awareness about the need to work together to achieve Zero Hunger. Following a screening process, UN Women's Guild shortlisted 15 poster per age category for review by the Selection Committee, which votesed on the top 12 winning posters.

The 2018 winners include:

Ages 5-8 Category

First Place: Dinuga De Silva (age 5) from Sri Lanka
Second Place: Celina Qian (age 8) from the USA
Third Place: Ehsan Al Muqtadir (age 8) form Bangladesh

Ages 9-12 Category

First Place: Daisy Zhang (age 10) from China
Second Place: KeisyaSalwa Dianta (age 10) from Indonesia
Third Place: Gerald Von Ivan Robenta (age 12) from Philippines

Ages 12-15 Category

First Place: Arnika tahsin (age 15) from Bangladesh 
Second Place: Alec Xie (age 15) from the USA
Third Place: Andrew Wan (age 14) from the USA

Ages 16-19 Category

First Place: Nichittra Panjan (age 19) from Thailand
Second Place: Grace Lu (age 17) from the USA
Third Place: Shafa Andini (age 16) from Indonesia

The winners will receive a certification of recognition along with a surprise gift bag. FAO will also showcase the winning artworks at the Exhibit Center at the FAO Headquarters, and will promote them through social media.

About World Food Day

Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day on 16 October to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from chronic hunger and for the need to ensure food security and good nutrition for all. It also commemorates the founding of the Organization in 1945. World Food Day is an opportunity to emphasize that hunger can be ended in our lifetime, but we must all work together to achieve this goal.

To view the winning posters, visit www.fao.org/world-food-day/contest/en/

For more information, please contact: [email protected]