Apply to Join the UN FAO World Food Day Poster Contest 2023

Last Updated on June 22, 2023

UN FAO World Food Day Poster Contest 2023

What comes to mind when you try to imagine a world where everyone has access to food and water? Your actions can also contribute to a sustainable future. Join the World Food Day Poster Contest and show your creativity by designing a poster of your water action for food.

Take a photo or scan your poster and submit your entry. Three winners in each age category will be selected by a jury and announced in December. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a certificate and surprise gift bag.


  • 15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee and notified in December 2023. 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 be promoted on FAO social media and by FAO offices around the world.   
  • Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag. 


  • The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world.  
  • The age to declare in the entry form is the one at the time of entering the Contest. Minors must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians to participate in the Contest. 

Entry Requirements

  • Only one entry should be submitted per person. Multiple entries from one person will result in disqualification. 
  • 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 artwork is 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. Do not include personal information, such as names, school names or age, etc. 
  • All artwork must be original and should not include logos or photographic images of the Contestant or other personal information.  
  • All participants are encouraged to read about the World Food Day theme in the World Food Day Activity Book. Younger children may want to learn together with a parent or teacher.  
  • Posters can only be submitted using the entry form provided. All fields in the Contest entry form must be completed and after uploading the poster design, the ENTER button must be clicked. Younger children may need help from an adult in making their online submission.  
  • Only digital files saved as a JPEG will be accepted and submissions must be made through the online form provided – do not send in physical posters.  


The entry period will begin at 12:00 (CEST) on June 1, 2023 and will close at 12:00 (CEST) on November 3, 2023. 

Click here to upload your poster

For more information, visit World Food Day Poster Contest.

Deadline: November 3, 2023

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