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Calling all budding food writers

Writing competition for students

What story do I want to share about food?

Are you a student attending Inspiring Careers in Food and have a story to tell?

Whether you’re an undergraduate studying nutrition, a PhD student researching biodegradable packaging, or an engineer looking to build the next best thing since sliced bread, we want to hear your story!

Draw upon your own research and experiences to have the chance of having your unique piece published on:

  • Food Matters Live website (87,000+ monthly website views)
  • Food Matters Live e-newsletter (80,000+ subscriptions)
  • Food Matters Live e-publication

Showcase your writing skills and get that by-line to kickstart your career in food!

What do I need to do?

Attendees are welcome to write about ANY food-themed topic of their choosing. Below we have provided a handful of writing prompts which might get you started.

  • The psychology of healthy eating
  • A recent scientific discovery surrounding food and/or drink (reference academic material from sites such as eurekalert.org or mdpi.com)
  • Fighting food waste
  • Agri-food technologies and their role in food innovation and sustainability 
  • How Brexit and/or international events have impacted the UK’s food landscape
  • Heritage and traditions surrounding food and gastronomy 

The unique Inspiring Careers in Food event brings students together from various specialities so choose a topic that you’re particularly passionate about or well-read on!

Terms & Conditions

Key dates

Applications open: 1st December 2022 
Applications close: 10th February 2023 at 23:59 (GMT)

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*Please note: we reserve the right to change any aspect of our prizes at any point
during the submission or judging process, or to not award a prize if we choose