FAO’s GSP and the IUSS are inviting soil scientists and designers to team up and submit their freestyle book proposal for children based on the WSD 2023 motto: “ Soil and water, a source of life ”.
The book is intended for children between 6 and 11 years old. The IUSS and FAO’s GSP Selection Committee will evaluate all book submissions, and the winner will be announced by the IUSS President on World Soil Day.
The finalists will be chosen based on creativity and originality, quality of the informational content, technical and scientific proficiency, and artistic/visual impact of the book. The winner will receive a cash prize of 1 000 USD, second and third classified will receive a cash prize of 500 USD and 250 USD, respectively, from IUSS and FAO’s GSP.
Submit your freestyle book proposal for children based on the WSD 2023 motto: “Soil and water, a source of life”. The book is intended for children between 6 and 11 years old and must feature at least one of the following elements:
- Convey scientific knowledge about healthy soil and clean water, emphasizing their key role in achieving sustainable and resilient agrifood systems for ensuring global food security;
- Highlight the relationship between soil health and clean water. Emphasize the importance of addressing the increasing challenges in soil management;
- Establish a clear link between soil and water and emphasize the need for their conservation, sustainable use, and management for present and future generations;
- Raise awareness on the importance and relationship between soil and water in achieving sustainable and resilient agrifood systems and the need to identify knowledge gaps and solutions for integrated management of soil and water resources in a changing environment.