United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition Photo Contest: Your FOOD, Your HEALTH, Your FUTURE .

Your FOOD, Your HEALTH, Your FUTURE campaign is implemented by the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) in collaboration and with the financial support of the Public Health and Environmental Department (PHE) of the World Health Organization.

Your FOOD, Your HEALTH, Your FUTURE is 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” seeks to help draw youth attention to the challenge of climate change, and the need for both global and local action to address this issue, to protect our own future, as well as that of generations to come. Specifically, it will:

Popularize the link between climate change, nutrition and health among the young public in the world through dedicated Facebook pages and a photograph contest;

Increase the availability of photographs which showcase the intricate relationship between climate change, nutrition and health;

Ensure greater involvement of young people in generating awareness for climate change, nutrition and health;

Use the photos generated by the younger generation to show their engagement and voice their concern on what the future priorities should be considering health, nutrition and climate change during the Nutrition and Sustainability Seminar, to be held at FAO headquarters, Rome on November 12th. These pictures will be turned into a short video which will be presented by two young representatives from Malawi having proven effective commitment towards building sustainable food systems in their country.

Produce a video showcasing experts reacting to the concerns raised in the pictures generated by young people.

Contest themes

Photos will be about the following themes:

The impact of Climate Change on Nutrition and Health

The impact of Food Consumption, Food Production and Food Waste on Climate Change

Developing Healthier, Fairer and More Sustainable Food Systems: addressing food production, food consumption and food waste. In this part, the participants are asked to highlight a fair climate-friendly project, actions or behaviors and their related benefits in health and nutrition.

Pictures can be submitted on each of these topics throughout the campaign (1 September 2013 – 11 October 2013).

Key dates

Competition begins 9 September, 2013

The deadline for entries is: 11 October at midnight CET, 2013

Winners will be notified by email before: 12 November, 2013

Presentation of the winning works: at FAO headquarters at the beginning of the Nutrition and Sustainability Seminar 8:00-9:30 AM, 12 November, 2013

Selection Criteria

Pictures will be reviewed by a high level jury of eminent experts and specialists.

Entries will be assessed based on relevance to the theme, composition, anticipated size of impact, ease of adaptation, equity, gender, food justice and creativity.


The contest is free of fee and open to people aged 18 to 25 years old from all over the world.

The photo entry, the completed  HYPERLINK

Official Entry Form


Unlimited Personal Release Agreement


should be sent as attachments to

[email protected]   or [email protected].

Please note: The photo will not be immediately posted, but participant will receive a confirmation email when the entry form has been received.


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