USDA “Ace the Waste!” Food Waste Contest for Students

The USDA created a student-focused Food Loss and Waste competition called “Ace the Waste”. This competition “… calls on students to develop creative solutions to reduce food loss and waste in this country. Eligible participants are students aged 11-18 years old … Topic ideas may include: Preventing food waste … Recovering wholesome, excess food to feed people … Recycling food scraps to keep them out of landfills … [and] Raising awareness …” -

Submissions are due by Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm EDT

The winner will be honored with recognition on USDA’s social media accounts and websites, receive a certificate of appreciation, and will have the opportunity to discuss their proposals with USDA leadership