Applications Open for The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) “My Future Our Future” Short Video Contest 2019
Application Deadline: : October 1 2019
Despite progress being made toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, more than 820 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018 and over 2 billion people did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
Majors shifts in the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed in recent decades present immense challenges and new opportunities for confronting hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. As countries develop and incomes rise, populations gain access to more food, but traditional diets rich in nutritious grains and beans also rapidly give way to diets high in sugar, salt, fat, refined grains and processed foods.
Unhealthy diets are at the root of all forms of malnutrition and drive such problems as the persistently high rates of maternal and child undernutrition and currently booming rates of overweight, obesity, and diet-related diseases.
With these challenges in mind, how do we ensure the world’s growing population has access to healthy, diverse, and affordable diets?
Calling all young filmmakers from around the world:
Submit a 1–2 minute video for your chance to win a$500 PRIZE.
Your video should offer ideas and solutions that can help ensure the world has access to healthy, diverse, and affordable diets.
The video competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world between the ages of 10 and 25, as of the date of submission. The contest includes two age-based categories: 10–17 and 18–25
A panel of senior representatives from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), along with film industry professionals, will select the winning entries. If chosen, your video will receive global attention when the winners are announced on October 16, 2019
Selection and Prize
Selections will be based on a video’s success in presenting ideas, inspiring action, and emphasizing creativity, innovation and storytelling. A panel of senior representatives from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), along with film industry professionals, will select the winning entries. Winners will be announced October 16, 2019.
A winner and two runners-up will be selected for each age category. The winning entry in each category will receive a $500 prepaid gift card, and each of the four runners-up will receive a $250 prepaid gift card
Deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) on October 1, 2019, and must be accompanied by signed entry and consent forms. There is no fee to enter your video in the contest.
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