Healthy School Food Journalism Award

Feb. 2, 2013 / By


Earth Day Network has joined forces with author and food activist Michael Pollan, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project to launch the first annual Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Award. Open to high school students ages 13 to 18, the competition seeks to bring the hard facts about school food to entire school communities – in the students’ own words.

What is it?
A competition for student journalists. Articles submitted for consideration must be about the need for healthy, sustainable school food and must have been published in a school newspaper.

Who can enter?
U.S. high school students ages 13 to 18.

Who’s judging?
Best-selling author and food activist Michael Pollan will judge the finalists and select the winners!

What could I win?
First prize: $1,500. Second prize: $1,000. Third prize $500. Fourth Prize (x3): $300
…Plus, $200 for your journalism class and the opportunity to have your work publicized on our websites and through our extensive networks.

How to enter?
To enter, you must visit and submit your publication online. The contest is ope until February 28, 2013 and the winders will be announced on Earth Day – April 22, 2013!

High school journalism classes and school newspapers are the incubators for tomorrow’s great journalists. And most importantly, young people listen to what their peers are saying. This contest is designed to help those young thought leaders hone their investigative journalism skills and get their peers engaged on a critical issue affecting their own well-being and that of the environment.”

Michael Pollan

Author of four New York Times best-sellers

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