Participants should send in photographs that touch on the following themes – based on the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks:
1 – ENSURING ACCESS TO SAFE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD
Increasing inequality is preventing people from accessing good food and leading to rising hunger and lack of nutrition. How can we make sure everyone has the food they need for a healthy, nutritious diet?
2 – SHIFTING TO SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
A change in our behaviour is needed if we are to move towards sustainably-produced food. What can we do to promote and create demand for healthy and sustainable diets, while reducing waste?
3 – BOOSTING NATURE-POSITIVE PRODUCTION
How can we produce food while acting on climate change, reducing emissions and increasing carbon capture, regenerating and protecting critical ecosystems and reducing food loss and energy usage, without undermining health or a nutritious diet?
4 – ADVANCING EQUITABLE LIVELIHOODS
How can we produce food in a way that gives everyone a reasonable income, distributes risk along the supply chain, expands inclusion, and promotes full and productive employment and decent work for all?
5 – BUILDING RESILIENCE
What needs to be done to ensure the continued functionality of healthy and sustainable food systems?
There will be one winning photograph in each category which will receive US$600, while the best overall photograph will receive an additional US$1,000. Entries will be judged by a panel alongside an online public vote. A selection of submitted photographs will also feature in the July edition of Where the Leaves Fall magazine.
Entry is free. You will have to complete a separate entry form for each submitted photograph. You will also need to provide some text explaining who you are, about your photograph, and your thoughts on the action tracks. The competition is open from 1 March to 30 April 2021.