Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Win a £75 voucher this Fairtrade Fortnight!

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight by entering our two competitions. Share how you're supporting Fairtrade on social media for the chance to win a £25 or £50 One World Shop voucher. Enter our crafting, making and baking blog post competition for the chance to win a £75 voucher.

One World Shop
The One World Shop in Edinburgh sells a range of fairly traded products.

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

The theme for 2021 is 'choose the world you want', with a focus on the climate crisis. 

Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 at the University of Edinburgh

Competition: Take part in the University's Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 blog post giveaway (£75 voucher)

Up for more of a challenge? Enter our crafting, making and baking blog post competition for the chance to win a £75 One World Shop voucher. 

This is an opportunity to be creative at home. Entries can either use fairly traded materials or the subject matter should be centred on fair trade.

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Resources:

How to enter

Send a high quality photo or video along with a roughly 500 word blog post for your creation (or a Word document if it 's a purely written piece) to SRS.Department@ed.ac.uk. Tell us about what you made and how it relates to fair trade, including any fair trade materials you used.

Blog post competition information

  • This competition is open to University of Edinburgh staff, students and alumni in the UK.
  • The closing date is 5pm, Friday 5 March 2021.
  • The prize is a £75 voucher for One World Shop, which can be used on their online shop.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of three members of staff at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

We will promote submissions on our website and social media following the close of the competition.

If you're aged under 25, you may also wish to submit your work to the Fairtrade Foundation's virtual exhibition.

Instagram story: Fairtrade homemaade banana bread and a cup of tea by Tanja Holc
Social media competition winning entry

Social media giveaway (£50 voucher), closed

Congratulations to student Tanja Holc who won with a colourful Instagram snap of homemade Fairtrade banana bread and a cup of Fairtrade tea!

This  Fairtrade Fortnight social media challenge offered the chance to win  a £25 or £50 gift card for Edinburgh’s pioneering fair trade organisation, One World Shop.

Entrants were asked to share a photo that shows how they are driving change by engaging with Fairtrade, with the hashtag #GreenInCovid19 and tag us. 

The compeition closed 12 noon 24 February; the winner was announced at our Fairtrade Fortnight event.

This competition was open to anyone who attended our event (the event was open to staff, students, alumni and the local community).

View the event

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