Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation: 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award Now Open

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition have called on professional journalists, freelancers, bloggers and individuals to submit both published and unpublished work covering issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition for the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award.

The Award, as stated in a press release issued yesterday, seeks especially to highlight three major paradoxes affecting the global food system, and the solutions being put forward to tackle to the hunger and obesity, food and fuel, waste and starvation.

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 sued to produce animal feed or biofuels despite hunger and malnutrition; Waste & Starvation – 1.3 billion tones of edible food is wasted every year, four times the amount needed to feed the 815 million undernourished people around the world.

Entrants can submit work in the categories of Written Journalism and Multimedia (including video, animations, photography and audio), published and unpublished.

The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2018. Winners awarded for their published work will receive a cash prize of €10,000 and winners awarded for their unpublished work will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Food Sustainability Media Award website:

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