” Hunger and food security is equally important for everyone, everywhere. Since the majority of the country’s population is young, it is important as well as challenging to engage youth in different social issues like, rural development, education, health, poverty, and food security.”

CARIRI would like to say a special THANK YOU to all the Ministries that supported, judges, sponsors, exhibitors, concessionaires, entertainers, competitors, staff members, volunteers and most importantly the general public for joining us in pioneering a food phenomenon. Your support and hunger for innovation is what constantly motivates us to continue to develop ideas and events such as this! 

The winners of our poster competition were also announced and included 12 winners (1st/2nd and 3rd) in our four categories which were 5-8, 9-12, 13-15 and 16-19 years old. These prizes were sponsored by Marios Pizza, MovieTowne, Charrans Chaguanas and Chuck E. Cheese.

CARIRI’s World Food Day TT 2017 Poster Competition calls on children and teens from ages 5-19 years to harness and apply their creative instincts to  express their ideas on our World Food Day 2017 theme “Change the future of migration:  Invest in food security and rural development.” CARIRI believes creative artwork is powerful and can be as important as literacy. The poster competition is an avenue which can stimulate innovative thoughts and ideas of students throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

When applying your creativity ask yourself:

  • What different types of change can we incorporate into rural areas?
  • How can rural development assist Trinidad and Tobago’s future?
  • What can we do in our fight for Food Security?
  • How has Trinidad and Tobago changed over the years?

The poster competition also urges them to support the global fight to reach Zero Hunger – a world free of hunger and poverty. The fight for Zero Hunger is now, and our younger generation plays a crucial role in this. The more we engage them in the dialogue surrounding their future and stimulate their thoughts and opinions, the more we can prepare them to take informed decisions and actions to contribute to a more sustainable and fairer world.

The competition is open to students throughout the country between the ages of 5-19 years old with all skill levels. Posters can be drawn, painted or digitally designed and uploaded to our World Food Day TT website.

Three winners in each age category will be selected by our panel. The results will be announced on the day of our World Food Day TT 2017 celebrations at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. All final participants will have the ability to showcase their final pieces at our exhibition.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 21st September, 2017.

Submit your design to FAO

We also encourage you to enter your design to FAO using this link:

For more information on registration please contact Jessica Ramoutar or Tramaine Gumaia at 299-0210 ext. 5687/2677.

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Prizes provided by:


Who Can Take Part?

1. The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in Trinidad and Tobago
2. The age to declare in the entry form is the one at the time of entering the Contest. Minors must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians to participate in the Contest.

Poster Guidelines
  1. Using A4 sheet or an 8 ½ inches by 11 inches sheet is recommended, to make it easier for you to scan and upload your poster design.
  2. Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or water-color paint, as well as mixed media. Digitally created artwork is also permitted. No photographs are allowed.
  3. Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, no more than 25 words or 100 characters can be accepted.
  4. All artwork must be original and should not include photographic images of the Contestant or other personal information.
Poster Submission Guidelines
  1. Posters can only be submitted using the Entry Form provided. All fields in the Contest entry form must be completed and after uploading the poster design, the SUBMIT button must be clicked. Younger children may need help from an adult in making their online submission.
  2. When submitting your poster you have two options:
    • Scan and upload your poster design on this website. If your poster is larger than A4 or 8 ½ x 11, you may have to take a digital photo of the work and upload the photo file.
    • You can mail or drop off your forms and poster design at any of our three locations. Forms are also available at all three CARIRI locations:
      • W.I. Campus, St. Augustine
      • Trincity West Industrial Estate, Macoya
      • Centre for Enterprise Development, Innovation Avenue, Freeport
What else do I need to know?
  1. Participation is free of charge.
  2. The entry period will begin at noon on Monday 24 July 2017 and will close at noon on Thursday 21st September, 2017.
  3. The competition is divided into the following categories: “5 to 8″,”9 to 12”, “13 to 15”, and “16 to 19”.
  4. Only one entry should be submitted per person. Multiple entries from one person will result in disqualification.
  5. All participants are encouraged to read about the World Food Day Theme. Younger children may want to learn together with a parent or teacher.
  6. Only the shortlisted contestants will be notified by email by 22nd September, 2017.
Poster Selection
  1. 15 posters in each category (60 posters) will be selected for the shortlist by the screening committee before Friday 15th September, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will receive a certificate for this achievement.
  2. Three winning poster designs will be selected as finalists by a panel in each category.
  3. The top three poster designs in all categories will be announced on CARIRI’s World Food Day at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
  4. Winners will be promoted on CARIRI Social Media platforms and by FAO offices around the world.  
  5. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.
  6. In the event that any of the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible in accordance with these Contest rules and/or the General Rules, Copyright and Privacy, cannot be traced, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and it will be in the sole discretion of CARIRI to choose whether to award the prize to another eligible entry.
  7. When winning posters are published, only the first initial, full family name and country of origin will be published. No other personal information about the Contestants will be published or shared.
  1. CARIRI employees and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter the contests. CARIRI will determine eligibility at its sole discretion.
  2. Partners or relations of partner staff of the institutions involved in the launch of contests, and relations of the judging committee are not eligible to compete.
  3. CARIRI reserves the right to disqualify submissions which are not consistent with the Organization’s values and guiding principles.
  4. CARIRI also reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with the Contest Rules, including these Rules, Copyright and Privacy, or who tampers with the entry process.
  5. CARIRI will not pay any fees, nor pay any costs relating to, participation in any contest or for the use of any submissions in relation to the contest.
  6. No logos, URLs, telephone numbers, or calls that solicit directly for monetary donations should be included in any material.
  7. CARIRI will not be responsible, and cannot be held liable, for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or for any human error, lost/delayed data transmission, or any other error or malfunction.
  8. By submitting entries to the contest, entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the contest, CARIRI institutional activities, and any other purposes outlined in these Rules. The data may also be used by CARIRI in order to verify the entrant’s identity, postal address and telephone number or to otherwise verify the entrant’s eligibility to participate in the contest.
  9. Nothing in these General Rules or in any rules for the contests, nor any acts performed or statements made in relation to the contests, shall be deemed a waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of CARIRI.
  1. Entrants must own the copyright of the material they submit to the contest. If the material contains images of a person or persons, entrants must have obtained the permission of those persons for submission of their material to the contest as well as the use of the material by CARIRI for the purposes described in these General Rules.
  2. The entrant declares that, to the best of his/her knowledge, no third party can claim any rights on the material submitted. The entrant also confirms that each person depicted in the material has granted permission to be portrayed as shown.
  3. CARIRI will not seek additional approvals in connection with the use of the material and it will not be responsible for any claim or complaint alleging violation of the rights of third parties.
  4. Copyright of the material remains with the entrants. By entering the contest, entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide exclusive license to CARIRI, for non-commercial purposes, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the contest and the promotion of FAO’s work, in, amongst others: CARIRI corporate website: www.cariri.com-  corporate videos or digital recordings to illustrate the work of the Organization.-  Printed CARIRI publications, brochures or posters.-  Social media channels, including promotion of the contest itself;-  Any other media used by CARIRI to communicate-