Think Eat Save Student Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School

Types:Submission, Performance

Categories:Community Service, Environment

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The Think Eat Save Student Challenge calls all food waste warriors in high schools and universities worldwide to fight food waste and compete for thousands of dollars of prizes! Your challenge: uncover how much food gets wasted in your schools, organize a team and take action to reduce food waste!

Prizes include:
  1. 1st Prize - US $5,000
  2. 2nd Prize - US $3,000
  3. 3rd Prize - US $2,000

Start by investigating about the problem - how much food gets wasted in your school? Then explore the solutions. What if the cafeteria went trayless? What if they offered an option of smaller portions? What if everyone that brought their own food to school became more mindful of how much they are able to eat? What if there is a way to redistribute the perfectly edible food to other charities?

Creating an awareness raising campaign can also help make a huge difference. Make a movie, take photos, spread the word through your and your school’s social networks using the hashtag #ThinkEatSave! Learn what other food waste warriors are doing everywhere else in the world.

Whatever you do, make it creative, fun and, of course, effective. We want to see the results in your school and behavior changes among the students. We need you to tell us your story! Remember, you need to let us know about the details and results of your project before 16 November.

Three winning projects will be selected based on:
  1. Creativity - what new ideas and approaches were employed by the students in addressing the issue of food waste (30%)
  2. Effectiveness - what results were accomplished e.g. how much food waste was reduced or what measures were adopted by the school to reduce food waste, and what plans are there to ensure the longevity of these reductions/new ideas (40%)
  3. Reach - what was the level of interest and support generated; how many students participated in the activities? Were teachers, cafeteria staff, parents and families actively engaged? How much social media engagement was employed (30%)
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://thinkeatsave.org/studentchallenge/

Managing Organization: Think Eat Save.

Contact:


Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Think Eat Save Student Challenge calls all food waste warriors in high schools and universities worldwide to fight food waste and compete for thousands of dollars of prizes! Your challenge: uncover how much food gets wasted in your schools, organize a team and take action to reduce food waste!

Prizes include:
  1. 1st Prize - US $5,000
  2. 2nd Prize - US $3,000
  3. 3rd Prize - US $2,000

Process

Start by investigating about the problem - how much food gets wasted in your school? Then explore the solutions. What if the cafeteria went trayless? What if they offered an option of smaller portions? What if everyone that brought their own food to school became more mindful of how much they are able to eat? What if there is a way to redistribute the perfectly edible food to other charities?

Creating an awareness raising campaign can also help make a huge difference. Make a movie, take photos, spread the word through your and your school’s social networks using the hashtag #ThinkEatSave! Learn what other food waste warriors are doing everywhere else in the world.

Whatever you do, make it creative, fun and, of course, effective. We want to see the results in your school and behavior changes among the students. We need you to tell us your story! Remember, you need to let us know about the details and results of your project before 16 November.

Criteria

Three winning projects will be selected based on:
  1. Creativity - what new ideas and approaches were employed by the students in addressing the issue of food waste (30%)
  2. Effectiveness - what results were accomplished e.g. how much food waste was reduced or what measures were adopted by the school to reduce food waste, and what plans are there to ensure the longevity of these reductions/new ideas (40%)
  3. Reach - what was the level of interest and support generated; how many students participated in the activities? Were teachers, cafeteria staff, parents and families actively engaged? How much social media engagement was employed (30%)

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://thinkeatsave.org/studentchallenge/

Managing Organization: Think Eat Save.

Contact:


Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.