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GFRAS Creative Competition: Youth in Rural Advisory Services and Agricultural Extension

GFRAS Creative Competition: Youth in Rural Advisory Services and Agricultural ExtensionBackground and Aims

Youth in Rural Advisory Services are crucial to develop and sustain effective, efficient, inclusive, and sustainable RAS systems. But youth in RAS is a complex issue, with many challenges - and opportunities - faced on different levels by many actors.  

The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) launches this competition with the aim to stimulate the reflection and discussion of this important topic and show the manifold faces of Youth in RAS in an inspiring and creative way.

This initiative is part of GFRAS’s contribution to a joint collaboration with other like-minded partners in the call for Youth Talent Development in Agriculture. This competition aims at  both challenging the youth to reflect on the issues, as well as raise awareness amongst RAS actors of the multi-faced challenges of youth in RAS in general, and on young people’s perception of this topic in particular.

Participation and Selection Procedures

For this competition, GFRAS will accept either of the two types of creative contributions, which shall illustrate the perception of Youth in RAS.

A visual depiction (photo, picture, drawing, …) with a meaningful and catchy title. The illustration, including the title, should be sent as an electronic copy in the highest possible resolution in order to allow for good quality printing.

A poetic diction (poems, poetic stories) in English, with a meaningful and catchy title and a maximum length of 400 words.

Please hand in your contribution by 31 July latest to

creative competition2The selection procedure is based on two steps:

  1. Contributions will be rated by a combination of an online rating system open for everyone in August 2015 and the results of the assessment of a selection committee, which will rate the contributions based on pre-defined criteria. Both ratings will contribute 50% to the final ranking. Authors of the contributions will be informed of the final ranking by 24 August latest.
  2. The best 10 visuals and the best 10 poetic inputs will be exhibited at the 6th GFRAS Annual Meeting from 14 to 17 September 2015 in Kyrgyzstan. Participants of the meeting will rate these and therewith select the overall the winner of each category. Winners will be informed by 30 September latest.

By sending in your contribution you confirm that it's a genuin work from yourself and you have the necessary copyrights.