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15th June, 2021

Global video competition for young people (Deadline 26 July)

A new competition from the Rockefeller Foundation is calling on youth to create short videos that capture the impact of food systems on communities and inspire change.

Part of the Videos for Change Global Competition, the Rockefeller Youth Voice Awards asks young people aged 13-18 to create one-minute videos about an issue they are passionate about. Each video must contain a call to action and motivate others to better the food system. Entries close July 26, with winners announced in September.

“Videos for Change is a platform for voices to be heard, empowering one idea in just one minute to create a ripple effect that changes a community and, with enough momentum, change the world for the better,” according to the 2021 Global Competition Video.

Contestants are invited to approach the topic creatively, but may focus on themes including fair food access, foods that fight climate change, nutrition security, practices that support farmers, and foods that nourish communities and celebrate tradition.

Learn from the Fairtrade Teaching Resources Library to help you imagine a vision for a better food future for farmers, workers and the planet that we all share.

Awards will go to the six best videos, with three awards for contestants aged 13-15 and three for contestants aged 16-18. The winning videos will be shown at a flagship Food Systems Film Festival tied to the U.N. Food Systems Summit alongside feature-length films and documentary shorts.



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