World Food Day Poster Contest 2018
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World Food Day 2018 will mark the 73rd anniversary of FAO’s founding. One of the most celebrated days in the UN calendar, events organized by FAO country offices, governments, local authorities and other partners in over 130 countries across the world will call for increased action to achieve Zero Hunger.

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, over 815 million people are suffering chronic undernourishment, according to the latest FAO report. Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Young minds can be inspired by the World Food Day Activity Book that explains what Zero Hunger is all about, and how everyone needs to come together and take action to reach this global goal.

The competition is divided into four categories:

ages 5 to 8
ages 9 to 12
ages 13 to 15
ages 16 to 19

Start date

21 May 2018  -  9 November 2018


21 May 2018  -  9 November 2018


9 November 2018  -  5 December 2018



15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee. 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. Winners will also be promoted on FAO social media and by FAO offices around the world, and they will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.

General rules


Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolour paint, as well as mixed media. Digitally created artworks are also permitted. No photographs are allowed.
Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, no more than 25 words or 100 characters can be accepted. Languages permitted include: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Italian and Japanese.
All artwork must be original and should not include photographic images of the Contestant or other personal information.
Working on an A4 sheet or an 8 ½ inches by 11 inches sheet is recommended, to make it easier for you to scan and upload your poster design. If your poster is larger, you may have to take a digital photo of the work and upload the photo file.
Only digital files saved as a JPEG will be accepted and submissions must be made through the online form provided – please do not send in physical posters. Only one entry per person.


Age restriction: 5 / 19

Available for citizens: Worldwide