Tomato seedlings planted at the WFP hydroponics demo site in Kabulonga Lusaka, Zambia
Tomato seedlings planted at the World Food Programme’s hydroponics demonstration site in Kabulonga, Lusaka. Tomatoes grow better in a hydroponics system that involves pumping the plant mineral nutrient water through tubes and cycles. Hydroponics is playing a big part in bringing nutrient rich food to Zambian schools.






Where the Leaves Fall is a magazine exploring humankind’s connection with nature and, in partnership with OmVed Gardens, Chef’s Manifesto and World Food Programme, is launching a photography competition in support of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, with prizes of up to US$1,000 for the winning entries.

Participants should send in photographs that touch on the following themes – based on the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks:

1 – Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food

Increasing inequality is preventing people from accessing good food and leading to rising hunger and lack of nutrition. How can we make sure everyone has the food they need for a healthy, nutritious diet?

2 – Shifting to sustainable consumption patterns

A change in our behaviour is needed if we are to move towards sustainably-produced food. What can we do to promote and create demand for healthy and sustainable diets, while reducing waste?

3 – Boosting nature-positive production

How can we produce food while acting on climate change, reducing emissions and increasing carbon capture, regenerating and protecting critical ecosystems and reducing food loss and energy usage, without undermining health or a nutritious diet?

4 – Advancing equitable livelihoods

How can we produce food in a way that gives everyone a reasonable income, distributes risk along the supply chain, expands inclusion, and promotes full and productive employment and decent work for all?

5 – Building resilience

What needs to be done to ensure the continued functionality of healthy and sustainable food systems?

There will be one winning photograph in each category which will receive US$600, while the best overall photograph will receive an additional US$1,000. Entries will be judged by a panel alongside an online public vote. A selection of submitted photographs will also feature in the July edition of Where the Leaves Fall magazine.

Entry is free. You will have to complete a separate entry form for each submitted photograph. You will also need to provide some text explaining who you are, about your photograph, and your thoughts on the action tracks. The competition is open from 1 March to midnight 23 May 2021 (EXTENDED DEADLINE).


Deadline for entries: 23 May 2021, midnight BST. *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

Winners will be announced in the July 2021 issue of Where the Leaves Fall magazine.


Participants can enter up to one photograph per action track, so up to five in total.


Entries will be judged by a panel including representatives from WtLF magazine, OmVed Gardens, Chef’s Manifesto and World Food Programme. There will also be a public vote. No correspondence will be entered into. The judging panel’s decision is final.

The winning entry from each category will receive US$600. The overall winner will receive a further US$1,000.


Copyright in all submissions is retained by the photographer, and a non-exclusive license is granted in perpetuity to WtLF magazine, OmVed Gardens, Good Food For All and Chef’s Manifesto for winning submissions to appear in print and online for editorial, exhibition and marketing purposes. All entrants agree to have their work made available online as a part of a possible public vote gallery, which will take place in May/June 2021. Shortlisted entrants will be considered for exhibition, with the photographer’s authorisation. Credit will always be given. If your photographs feature a person or people, please make sure you have their written permission for publication in print and online – by agreeing to these terms and conditions you confirm this.

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