DCYF Nutrition Poster Contest application is now closed.
The Summer Meal Program
The San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF) is committed to the health and well-being of San Francisco's youth. With funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), DCYF is able to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Both programs are designed to offer nutritious, free meals to youth when school is not in session and after school hours during school-year months, respectively. These meals are sponsored by two major sponsors in the city: San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF). DCYF provides financial and administrative support to ensure FREE nutritious meals are available in all high need neighborhoods of San Francisco to any youth age 18 and under, regardless of race/ethnicity and income.
Purpose of the Poster Contest
We believe that visual art via posters is an excellent opportunity for youth to get excited for the Summer Meal Program and engage other San Francisco youth to participate in the meal programs, which is why we created the DCYF Poster Contest.
The majority of youth who participate in these programs are K-5 students. Our goal is to engage middle school and high school students to participate in these meals program and get them excited about nutrition. Therefore, we decided to host a poster contest to have youth (ages 12-18) to redesign our outreach posters.
Poster Contest Information
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by 5 PM
(Original Deadline: Friday, April 13th, 2018 by 5 PM)
The Nutrition Poster Contest welcomes San Francisco youth ages 12-18 to apply. Youth must be a San Francisco resident to enter.
Winners will be chosen from two age groups (Ages 12-14 and Ages 15-18). Winners will receive a VISA gift card provided by SFUSD - Student Nutrition Services!
1st Place Winner(s): $175
2nd Place Winner(s): $125
3rd Place Winner(s): $75
All winners will also have their art displayed in DCYF social media outlets. The first place winners will have a choice of selecting which nutrition program their design will be featured in. In addition, the winning poster will be posted all over San Francisco by DCYF Nutrition Program meal sites!
The poster should include designs and images that represents what healthy food means to them. These posters will include mandatory language provided by USDA. The winning posters will be posted in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog). Please do not include any text/wording on your poster design. Poster design should be in Portrait orientation.
The winning posters will be displayed at over 100 locations in San Francisco. The entered designs and the youths' brief paragraphs on why healthy food is important to them will be featured on our website, www.dcyf.org, and DCYF's Instagram account @sf_dcyf.
Winners will be announced no later than Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.
We reserve the right to change any poster contest rules/details at any time. Check back this page for the most up to date information.
For any questions, please contact Jennifer La.