1, October 2019.





My Food, Our Future video competition

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is holding its second annual My Food, Our Future video competition. Despite progress being made toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, more than 820 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018 and over 2 billion people did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.

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Majors shifts in the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed in recent decades present immense challenges and new opportunities for confronting hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. As countries develop and incomes rise, populations gain access to more food, and traditional diets rich in nutritious grains and beans also rapidly give way to diets high in sugar, salt, fat, refined grains and processed foods. Unhealthy diets are at the root of all forms of malnutrition and drive such problems as the persistently high rates of maternal and child undernutrition and currently booming rates of overweight, obesity, and diet-related diseases.
With these challenges in mind, how do we ensure the world’s growing population has access to healthy, diverse, and affordable diets? Submit a 1–2 minute video that offers your own unique ideas and solutions to answering this and other related questions such as: How do we ensure communities and families are eating nutritious and wellbalanced meals? What tools and methods exist for increasing production of nutritious food in a sustainable way? How can we redirect food loss and food waste toward creating more healthy diets?

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Film & Television
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Photography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Winners will be announced 16, October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The video competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world. Applicants must be between the ages of 10 and 25 at the time of submission. The contest is divided into two age-based categories: 10–17 and 18–25.
  • Selections will be based on a video’s success in presenting ideas, inspiring action, and emphasizing creativity, innovation and storytelling.
  • Multiple contestants can work together to make one video, as long as all members of the, collective are between the ages of 10–17 and 18–25 per category at the time of submission.
  • Applicants must submit a video filmed on their mobile phone or other device that is not more than two minutes long, including title and end credits.
  • Videos can be recorded in any language but must include English subtitles.
  • Video submissions must be original and unpublished.
  • Videos may not contain any offensive or inappropriate content, infringe on any intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, or violate any law or advocate illegal activity.
  • Applicants must obtain the consent of individuals appearing in the video if their faces are recognizable.
  • If the applicant is a minor in his/her country of residence, the consent form must be cosigned by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Videos should be submitted via a file–hosting website such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive.
  • Link to the video (file format avi, mov, or mp4).

Opportunity Cost


A winner and two runners-up will be selected for each age category. IFPRI will bring widespread global attention to selected videos by publicly announcing winners across our social media and communication channels. The winning entry in each category will receive a $500 prepaid gift card, and each of the four runners-up will receive a $250 prepaid gift card.

How to Apply

First Step: Send a link of the video to with the following information: Subject line of email: Submission_Title of video.

Second Step:Attach with the email: Entry form and consent form (these can either be scanned or photographed).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hanine Aymen/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team