The International Youth Food Culture Contest is a food-focused annual art and writing contest for middle and high school students.

 

The contest was founded in 2014 by a high school student in Fremont, California who realized that in today’s academic-focused, highly stressful school environment, there was a lack of proper channel for middle and high school students to express their interest and share their thoughts about food. A food-focused writing and art contest would provide a platform for young food enthusiasts to celebrate their passion, share their experiences, voice their opinions, and at the same time, demonstrate their initiatives and imaginations through their best writing or artwork. It was the hope of the organizer that this contest would inspire and encourage young food lovers around the world.

 

The contest has gained increasing popularity during the past four years. In the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 contests, students from many countries in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa submitted hundreds of entries, through which they shared their reflections on the role of food in life and culture, expressed their thoughts on food environment, and celebrated their love for food, writing, and art. The organizer is truly grateful that this contest has connected so many peers around the world in such a positive way.

 

To view the 2014 International Youth Food Culture Contest winning works, click here.

To view the 2015 International Youth Food Culture Contest winning works, click here.

To view the 2016 International Youth Food Culture Contest winning works, click here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer at the “Contact Us” page, or email to: chris@youth-food.org  

 

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