The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) launches the photo contest: Your FOOD Your HEALTH Your FUTURE aimed at young people aged 18 to 25 years affected by changes in their environment and wishing to voice their opinion on the links between climate change, nutrition and health.
Emissions related to food and the impacts of climate change on health, agriculture and the food system profoundly alter the way we grow and produce food.
Your FOOD, Your HEALTH, Your FUTURE Photo Contest aims to gather pictures that communicate powerfully about problems and solutions but also encourage action. The three topics to be covered are:
- the impact of climate change on nutrition and/or health;
- the impact of food production, food consumption and food waste on climate change and the environment;
- developing healthier, fairer and more sustainable food systems: addressing food production, food consumption and waste.
We particularly relish in finding pictures that communicate hope, optimism and the possibility of change and that convey a clear message to the scientific, economic and political communities.
Our ultimate aims are to raise public awareness about the causes and consequences of climate change, encourage the public and policy‐makers to act, especially promoting sustainable practices; and to show the benefits of implementing climate sensitive actions in the food systems.
An international jury of experts on the issues related to food, health and climate change will judge the images and pick the best pictures. These pictures will then be used in a 2-minute video which will be shown during a high level meeting gathering world experts on the field and government officials from all continents dedicated to nutrition and sustainability in FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. This event is co-organized by the UNSCN, FAO, Bioversity International and the Government of Malawi and will be live streamed.
Short-listed images will also appear in the UNSCN website and official publications.
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide 18-25 years olds Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The photos must be an original creation. No copyrighted images may be used in the photo.
USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting a photo to this contest, the participant grants the UNSCN a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use, and authorize others to use, the photo throughout the world and in any media.
The UNSCN reserves the right to make the photos available to the general public from their websites and to distribute them to groups and any other organizations interested in showing it, including, but not limited to, on Internet sites, at conferences and events, on publications and television, and other media outlets.
In cases of reprint or publication, the photographer is notified and due credit will be given