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Meet the Winners!

Recently, No Kid Hungry and WeAreTeachers challenged teens to document childhood hunger in the US through their own original essays and photographs.

The response was powerful. Students in grades 7–12 across the country wrote stories, conducted interviews, and took photographs to share this important issue—the more than 16 million kids in the United States who live in households that struggle to put food on the table.

A selection committee composed of teachers, and staff members from No Kid Hungry and WeAreTeachers carefully reviewed each entry and hand-selected the winners. Three grand-prize winners (one in each category) will each receive a $500 gift card and a $200 prize for his or her school. Runners-up will each receive a $200 gift card and a $100 donation to his or her school. Congratulations to all our winners and their schools!


7th–8th GRADE:

GRAND PRIZE: Landry Worsham
Entry: “No Kid Hungry”

Kate Coleman
Entry: “Why We Care”

Maddie-Grace Sailors
Entry: “There Are Solutions”

Jenna Davies
Entry: “Are You Hungry?”

9th–10th GRADE:

GRAND PRIZE: Hailey Steele
Entry: “Hunger’s Hardships”

Jade Dudley
Entry: “Hunger Takeover”

Faith Gravley
Entry: “No Room For Hunger”

Michael Voss
Entry: "S.N.A.P.-ping Out of Hunger"

11th–12th GRADE:

GRAND PRIZE: Eimhear Davis
Entry: “Turning the Tide on Childhood Hunger”

Lauren Nicolopoulos
Entry: “Are You Aware of Childhood Hunger?”

Brittany Avery
Entry: “The Reality of Hunger”

Tyler Mosby
Entry: “Crumbs”

Special Guest Judge: P!NK

Since her debut in 2000, Grammy-award winning artist P!NK (Alecia Moore) has released 7 albums and has had 14 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In December 2013, P!NK received the honor of being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. In addition to her accolades as a musician, P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities including No Kid Hungry.



Giveaway Prize Packages:

Grand Prize: (3 total)
One winner will be chosen in each of three grade ranges. (7–8, 9–10, 11–12). Each grand-prize winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card and a $200 donation to his or her school.

Second Prize: (9 total)
Three essays of merit will be chosen from each grade range 7–8, 9–10, 11–12. Each winner will each receive a $200 Visa gift card and a $100 donation to his or her school.

Resources For Teachers:

Get Started: Talk with your students about childhood hunger in the United States. We’ve got fact sheets, reading recommendations, lesson plans and other resources to help your students learn about the face of hunger in the 21st century and to meet the challenge of writing a photo essay.
Contest ends: Nov 3, 2015
Winners announced: Dec 15, 2015
See official rules here.

Brought to you by

One of five kids in America struggles with hunger, but No Kid Hungry is changing that by ensuring that all children get the healthy food they need. Join the other members of Generation No Kid Hungry in taking a stand for kids facing hunger.

Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. Sodexo Foundation engages youth in the anti-hunger movement by inspiring a new generation of leaders who will advocate for this cause among their peers. Since 1999, it has granted more than $25 million to eradicate hunger in America. Learn more at SodexoFoundation.org.
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