To apply, students must complete and submit the below application form to thinkAG@gov.sk.ca by May 1, 2018.
The application form includes a few basic questions about the student and the accompanying teacher/mentor. Students must also provide a 300-350 word abstract for the research paper they are expected to write if selected to represent Saskatchewan. This abstract should introduce the country of focus, the key factor affecting food security, and propose a thesis statement. Guided instructions for research paper content can be found on The World Food Prize website.
Winners will be selected and notified by May 11, 2018, and must complete their research paper, with the support of their teacher/mentor, and finalize their registration by June 26, 2018.
All applications and abstracts will be evaluated based on:
- compliance with eligibility requirements;
- alignment with the Global Youth Institute research paper criteria;
- advocacy for Saskatchewan agriculture; and,
- understanding of and passion for food security and agricultural issues.
Download application form.
Selected students will need to research and prepare a five-page paper prior to the event on the theme of global food security. Research paper criteria for content and formatting must be followed. This paper can be prepared under the guidance of a teacher/mentor and must be submitted by June 26, 2018 to thinkAG@gov.sk.ca.
Criteria for the research paper can be found under the paper instructions on the World Food Prize website.
Check out the papers written last year by the students who were selected to attend the Global Youth Institute: