Children all over the country have been invited to take part in a national competition being run by the Food Standards Agency Scotland.

The agency has just launched its annual calendar competition and letters have gone out to all Scottish primary schools. 

For several years, the Food Standards Agency in Scotland has asked the youngsters to design a poster promoting key FSA messages in food safety and healthy eating.

The winning posters are used to create the calendar, with entries judged by an independent panel on the basis of artistic merit, originality, and effectiveness in promoting FSA messages.

There are also prizes for the pupils designing the top 12 posters and their respective schools.

Last year the popular competition attracted just under just under 4,000 entries received for last year’s event. 

Elspeth Macdonald, acting director of the Food Standards Agency in Scotland (pictured) told Food from Fife that the competition is a fun way of encouraging young people to think creatively. 

“The children who submit the twelve winning posters will see their designs feature in the Food Standards Agency in Scotland’s 2013 calendar. 

“The competition is always popular, however it would be great to see even more entries, with more children and schools involved this year.”

For further information on the competition and how to enter please contact Fiona Bruce on 01224 285170 or email

Please see web link to view the entry form and the flyer outlining the criteria –



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