FAO and National Geographic launch photo contest

Nutrition is focus of joint competition

The Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an international photography competition in collaboration with National Geographic magazine.

Photographers are asked to submit images that draw attention to how and why good nutrition matters – for people and societies. The deadline for the contest is 16 October and is eligible to photographers over the age of 18.

The panel of judges – comprising FAO and National Geographic staff – will share the three short-listed entries on the FAO Facebook page from 1-18 November, where fans can "like" their favourite. The image with the most likes will be declared the winner.

First, second and third prize-winners will have the chance to participate in an FAO photography mission to document agricultural development work in the field, and the winning photos will be featured in FAO communications materials.

The competition comes ahead of the FAO-WHO Second International Contest on Nutrition (ICN2) being held in Rome on 19-21 November.

For full competition details see FAO website.