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FAO opens World Food Day poster contest

People between the ages of 5 and 19 can participate by creating a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a World Food Day poster contest, celebrated on October 16. The deadline for participation is November 4, 2022.

The idea of the poster is to show that everything in our world is connected, from our food to our cultures, environment and economies. Many people continue to face global challenges such as poverty and hunger, climate change, conflict and inequality.

The jury will select three winners in each age category and announce them in December. The winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and will receive a surprise gift bag and a diploma of recognition.

Find out all the details here.



  • Children and young people living anywhere in the world, from 5 to 19 years of age, can participate in the contest.
  • The age that will be specified in the form corresponds to the age of the participant at the time of registering for the contest. Minors must have the consent of their parents or legal guardians to participate in the contest.
  • The registration period will begin at 12:00 (CEST) on Friday, May 27, 2022 and will end at 12:00 (CEST) on Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • The contest is divided into the following categories: from 5 to 8 years old, from 9 to 12 years old, from 13 to 15 years old and from 16 to 19 years old.
  • Each participant can present only one poster. Participants who submit more than one poster will be disqualified.
  • Posters can be drawn, painted, or sketched with pens, colored pencils, or charcoal, using oil paint, acrylic paint, or watercolors, or using a combination of materials. They can also be designed digitally. Photographs are not allowed.
  • Posters may or may not include text. If text is used, no more than 25 words or 100 characters will be accepted. Do not include personal information, such as names, school names or age, etc.
  • All artwork must be original and must not include logos or photographic images of the contestant or other personal information.
  • All participants are encouraged to learn more about the World Food Day theme in the World Food Day activity book. Younger children can do it with a parent or a teacher.
  • Posters can only be sent using the registration form provided for this purpose. All fields of the entry form must be completed and once the poster design has been uploaded, the SUBMIT button must be clicked. Younger children may need adult help to submit their poster online.
  • Only digital files in JPEG format will be accepted. You must participate using the online form provided for this purpose: please do not send paper posters.


  • The selection committee will choose 15 posters in each category (60 posters) for the shortlist and notify them in December 2022. Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement.
  • A jury will choose the three winning posters from each of the three categories.
  • The three winning posters in all categories will be announced on the World Food Day website.
  • Winners will be promoted on FAO social media and in FAO offices around the world.
  • Winners will also receive a certificate of recognition and a surprise gift bag.
  • If any of the winners selected for any prize is not considered eligible according to the rules of the contest or compliance with the general rules and copyright and privacy cannot be verified, or if the winner rejects the prize, FAO will decide whether to award it to another participant.
  • When the winning posters are published, only the first initial, the full last name and the country of origin of their authors will be announced. No other personal data of the participants will be published or shared.