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All-African-Rose Spiess Video Competition Award

Future Visions on Food Systems” 2022

Honorary Sponsor-The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)

Co-Sponsors- Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria

Goomeric-Foundation, Rose-Spiess- Foundation

Around the globe young people have wonderful ideas how to protect our environment, how to reduce pollution and how to produce sufficient food to feed everybody, to end child hunger and to provide mothers with sufficient food for their families.

Food Science and Technology plays an important role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolve food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. The solution is unique to each country even right down to communities within each country.

To meet the challenges of the growing World Population especially in Africa with its high number of young and active people it is important not only to develop and improve technologies which have been successfully in place over generation it will become central to transform scientific insight into practical applications.

There are many areas which play a role in this context, some examples:

  1. Sustainable food production and processing together with the reduction of losses along the entire food chain from like seed-sowing, harvesting, processing, transportation/distribution, retail sale, preparation/consumption!
  2. Development and exploration of new unconventional food resources like cultured meat, algae preparations, insect-based preparations, utilisation of food waste!
  3. Development of new less energy and water consuming processes like solar dryer/cooker, wet-air washing, product-printing, reuse of transport/packaging materials!
  4. Application of IT / modern analytical methods in the food chain like computer-controlled processing, online analysis of components, share marketing opportunities!
  5. Improving food quality/adapting food quality to consumer needs like preventing overprocessing, producing senior citizen products!
  6. Consumer education like information quality criteria, optimal preparation methods, optimal storage methods!

The “All-African-Rose Spiess Video Competition Award for Future Visions on Food Systems” is your chance to tell the story of the positive impact of food science in your region, country, or community.


Students from 18 to 35 years old who are enrolled in an African tertiary educational institution during the academic year of 2021/2022.

The video can be submitted individually or by a team (max. up to 6 members).


Entries must be submitted to obadinaw@gmail.comby April 30th, 2022 .

The email must include a link to a video storage service that has the video (e.g. Drop Box, Google Drive, OneDrive etc.). YouTube videos will not be considered.

Only one prize will be awarded per contestant, whether an individual or group. Video submissions should be produced in English. Contestants must ensure that videos not produced in English include a captioned English translation or their submission will be disqualified. Videos must not exceed ten minutes, including a 10-second full screen.

The 10-second full screen “Title Screen” must include the following in writing:

  • Name of contestants
  • School name
  • Programme name
  • Year of graduation
  • Country
  • Contact email (or phone) and address
  • Name of the video project

Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats:

  • WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
  • MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files – (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
  • AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
  • MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
  • WMV


You are part of an exciting group of young people engaged in helping to reduce hunger and suffering. You have started to engage yourself in a practical activity. Your video will be carefully evaluated by an international panel of expert judges.

The winners of the Grand Prize and the two runners up will receive the following monetary prizes.

Grand Prize (US$ 1,000)

Finalist (US$ 700)

Semi-Finalist (US$ 500)

Honourable mentions (certificates)

Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the video remains with the contestant, with the following exceptions:

• Contestants grant Competition Organizer and Rose-Spiess Foundation the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.

• Contestants grant Competition Organizer and Rose-Spiess Foundation the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and or display all or part of the contestant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the contestant.

• Contestants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.


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