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Childrens Art Contest for World Fair Trade

Sponsored by TransFair USA

Theme: Kids Need Fair Trade!

Some Ideas To Get You Started: What does Fair Trade mean to you? Why do you think we need Fair Trade? How does Fair Trade benefit kids in Africa, Asia and Latin America? How is life different for children in the U.S. and farming children in other countries?

Rules: Submit a drawing, picture, or collage no larger than the size of a 4" x 6" postcard. You can use any medium you'd like - crayons, pencils, watercolor, computer generated imagery, pictures, or Fair Trade product packaging. Be creative and have fun!

Who can enter: There are three categories for the World Fair Trade Day Art Contest.

  • Third to Fifth Grade
  • Sixth to Eighth Grade
  • Ninth to Twelfth Grade

Deadline: Entries must be received by May 15, 2007!

How to Enter:
By Mail:
TransFair USA
World Fair Trade Day Art Contest
1611 Telegraph Ave. Ste 900
Oakland, CA 94612

By email:
You may email your scanned art entries to

Cool Prizes!

  • The top 10 entries from each age category will be featured right here on our website for YOU and your friends and family to vote on.
  • One talented winner in each age category will receive a big box of Fair Trade chocolates, a year's supply of yummy Fair Trade ice cream and a Fair Trade T-shirt! Best of all, we'll make a postcard with the winning entry that will be sent around the country -- you'll be famous!
  • This Just in! The teacher submitting the most entries will win a soccer ball from Fair Trade Sports to share with their class. Imagine...a tangible way to remind your students how Fair Trade benefits children in other countries that is also fun on the playground!

Start submitting your entries now!

How will the winners be decided?
That's the best part. YOU, your friends and family get to decide which entry wins. We'll post the top 10 entries right here on our website on May 21 for folks to vote on.

When will the winners be announced?
Voting will happen online from May 21 to May 31. Winners will be determined on June 1, 2007. The entry with the most votes wins!

Good luck!


Bay Area Tully's Coffee Now Making All Espresso Drinks with Fair Trade Certified Organic Beans

On April 4th 18 Bay Area Tully's Coffee locations began using Fair Trade Certified Organic coffees in all of their espresso and ecaf espresso drinks. This is a big step for a company that previously hasn't been very enthusiatic about Fair Trade. If the new Fair Trade espresso drinks do well in the Bay Area, we could see FT espressos in every Tully's store! While Tully's is an out-of-town chain cafe in competition with many of our favorite endependently-owned local shops, they are starting to make more of a commitment to Fair Trade. If you'd like to show your support of Tully's new 100% Fair Trade espressos, stop by one of the Bay Area locations, found here: