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
- Applicants must be registered attendees and attend at least one of the 2-day ‘Inspiring Careers in Food London’ event to submit an entry.
- Applicants must be current students at the time of submission.
- Open to published and non-published applicants.
- Applicants must be aged 18 or above at the time of entry.
- All entries must be written in English.
- Work submitted must be original and not plagiarised from any existing body of work, professional or otherwise. Include citations/references where applicable.
- Limit of one entry per person.
- Submissions must be standalone and cannot be extracts from a larger piece.
- 1,000 – 2,500 words.
- Stories must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time.
- Due to the volume of applications, the judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results.
- Any imagery you would like included in your piece should be hyper linked within or included in the document submitted.
- For any questions, get in touch with us using the contact form or email email@example.com
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