USDA Launches Ace the Waste! Contest for Students

April 25, 2019

As part of Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is launching Ace the Waste! competition. The competition calls for students to develop creative solutions to reduce food loss and waste domestically.

More than one-third of food in the United States is lost or wasted, which amounts to about $161 billion worth of food each year.

Ace the Waste graphicStudents may submit either a written or video proposal that will be judged on potential, originality and creativity; clarity of expression and appropriateness to the theme.

One winner will be selected from each of two categories: ages 11-14 and ages 15-18. The winners of the contest will be honored with recognition on USDA’s social media accounts and its website, receive a certificate of appreciation and have the opportunity to discuss their proposals with USDA leadership.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 24, 2019.

Submit your ideas to the Ace the Waste!  today.