WFP Announces Media Award for Food Issues

WFP Announces Media Award for Food Issues

March 2, 2017, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.10, No 13, February 24, 2017 (Falgun 11, 2073)

WFP calls applications for the Food Sustainability Media Award. The  aims of award is to recognize the work of professional journalists and emerging talent from all over the world for excellence in reporting and communicating issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition Prizes.

The global food system faces unprecedented challenges. Poverty, over-consumption, growing population and climate change are some of the most critical threats to our Planet. Now, more than ever, there is a pressing need to shed light on some of the paradoxes affecting our food system.

Hunger & Obesity – for every undernourished person there are now two obese or overweight people in the world;

Food & Fuel – a third of agricultural cereal crops are used to produce animal feed or befouls despite hunger and malnutrition;

Waste & Starvation – 1.3 billion tons of edible food is wasted every day, four times the amount needed to feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world.

According to a press release of WFP, entries to the Food Sustainability Media Award will be judged in the following three categories: written journalism, photography and video.

For each category we will award both one published and one unpublished piece of work. Winners awarded for their published written, photography and video work will receive a €10,000 cash prize.

Winners awarded for their unpublished written, photography and video work will receive all-expenses paid trip to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability.

All winning unpublished entries will be distributed via the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the BCFN websites.

The winning unpublished written work will also be distributed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation via the Reuters wire, reaching an estimated 1 billion

In addition, finalists in all three categories both published and unpublished will be put forward for the Best of the Web Award. The winner of this award will be chosen by the public.


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