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.
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.
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:
Could you knit using fair trade yarn? Or embroider a design of quintessential fair trade products like bananas and coffee with the Fairtrade logo? Fruit makes for a classic still life subject.
Why not share how you made it with instructions to inspire others?
Classic fair trade ingredients for baking include sugar, coffee, bananas and chocolate, but there are savoury ingredients too, such as herbs, spices, rice, nuts, and oils. See what you can find - we can't wait to see your edible creations!
Can you take action shots or write out the recipe for others to try?
If communication is more your style, you can also write a blog post or poem, or even record a music video.
Here are some blog post title ideas:
- My top three Fairtrade products and why I love them
- Write up of our Fairtrade Fortnight event
- Fair trade and the Climate Crisis
How to enter
Send a high quality photo or video along with a roughly 500 word proposed blog post for your creation as a Word document 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. The blog post will be hosted on our blog, The Seed.
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.
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).