Youth Writing Contest Announced

Winning entries to be featured at international conference
October 20, 2010

IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative has announced a Youth Writing Contest in conjunction with its upcoming conference, “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health”, to be held February 10-12, 2011 in New Delhi.

Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to participate by submitting an essay, short story, poem, open letter to a national leader, short play, or other text on the question, How can we use agriculture to produce more food, generate food of better quality, and improve people’s nutrition and health? Entries must be in English and no longer than 2,000 words. Submission deadline is December 13, 2010.

First prize in the contest is US$500, plus 25 copies of the booklet in which the winning essay will be published along with selected other contributions. Runners up will receive US$250 and 10 copies of the booklet.

For more information on the contest, including rules and how to enter, please visit