World Food Day 2018 Poster Contest Organized by FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls on children and adolescents around the world, aged 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of zero hunger. Young minds can draw inspiration from the World Food Day activity book, which explains what zero hunger is and how everyone should come together and act to achieve this global goal.

Location: online

Advantages of this Program:

Participation is free.

Fifteen posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected by the selection committee by December 5, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement.

Three winning poster designs will be selected as finalists by a jury in each category.

The top three poster designs in all categories will be announced on the World Food Day website.

The winners will be promoted on FAO social networks and FAO offices around the world.

Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.

If one of the selected winners of a prize is / is not eligible in accordance with the Contest Rules and / or General Rules, Copyright and Confidentiality, can not be found or refuses the prize, the price will be canceled. and it will be up to FAO to choose to award the prize to another eligible entry.

When winning posters are published, only the first initials, full surnames and country of origin will be published. No other personal information about the candidates will be published or shared.


The contest is open to children and youth aged 5 to 19 living all over the world.

The age to be declared in the registration form is the one at the time of entry. Minors must have permission from their parents or legal guardians to participate in the contest.

Eligible regions: Open for All.


Take a photo or scan your poster and submit your application by completing the form on the Apply Now link. Do not forget to do it before November 9, 2018!

The entry period will begin at 12:00 (Paris time) on Monday, May 21, 2018 and end at noon (Paris time) on Friday, November 9, 2018.

The contest is divided into the following categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 19 years.

Only one registration must be submitted per person. Multiple entries of one person will result in disqualification.

Posters can be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, colored pencils or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolor, as well as mixed media . Digitally created artwork is also allowed. No photo is allowed.

Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, no more than 25 words or 100 characters may be accepted. The languages allowed are English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Italian and Japanese.

All artwork must be original and not include photographic images of the entrant or other personal information.

All participants are encouraged to read the theme of World Food Day in the World Food Day Activity Book.

Posters can only be sent using the registration form provided. All fields in the contest entry form must be completed and after downloading the poster design, you must click on the ENTER button. Younger children may need the help of an adult to complete their online submission.

It is recommended that you work on an A4 sheet or an 8 ½ inch by 11 inch sheet to facilitate the scanning and uploading of your poster design. If your poster is larger, you may need to take a digital photo of the artwork and download the photo file.

Only digital files saved in JPEG format will be accepted and submissions must be made via the online form provided – please do not send physical posters.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified by e-mail by December 5, 2018.

Registration deadline: November 9, 2018



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