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Development and Peace launches Photo Contest - SHOW YOUR THANKS!

September 22, 2014

As part of the Sow Much Love campaign, Development and Peace is launching an exciting photo contest called Show Your Thanks!

During the Caritas International Global Week of Action on Hunger from October 12-18, 2014, we want you to show your support for small family farmers. On Thanksgiving Day you can do just that by making your dinner with as many local and organic ingredients as possible. This sends a strong message to our food producers and those who control food policies that we want local, organic food.

At the same time, you can show how you are taking part in this movement by participating in the Show Your Thanks contest!

It’s fun and easy! Just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Make your Thanksgiving Day dinner as local and organic as possible. Use as many ingredients as you can that are grown sustainably in your region.
  2. Take a photo of your dinner with family and friends in it. Make sure to include a sign that says Sow Much Love!
  3. Send us your photo with your name and phone number by email at: or upload your photo using the form to the right.
  4. Starting on Oct. 15th, visit our Facebook page to find your photo and tag your family and friends!

It’s as easy as that!

By entering your photo in the Show Your Thanks contest, you are not only supporting small family farmers, you also earn the chance to win our grand prize:

A trip to Halifax to meet world-renowned environmental activist and seed defender Vandana Shiva at Food Secure Canada’s National Assembly from November 13-16, 2014.

The deadline to submit your photo is midnight October 21st, 2014. The winner will be announced on October 22nd, 2014.

This Thanksgiving, SHOW YOUR THANKS!

Rules and regulations: The contest is run by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd Floor, H3G 1T7, 1 888 234-8533. Participants must be residents of Canada and 18 years and older to be eligible. One trip to Halifax, including transportation and three nights accommodation, will be awarded (approximate value $1,500). There is no entry fee. The person who submits the photo will be entered into the contest. Participants can only submit one photo. Photos must be submitted by e-mail at or through a form at Each participant’s name will be placed in a draw for the prize. All eligible entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST), October 21st, 2014. The prize winner will be selected by a random draw at the head office of Development and Peace in Montreal at 10 a.m. (EST) on October 22nd. The winner will be notified on the same day by telephone. The prize is non-transferable. If the winner cannot claim the prize, another winner will be drawn. The prize will be organized with the winner and vouchers will be sent by mail or e-mail. Odds of winning the grand prize vary depending on the number of valid entries. Development and Peace is not responsible for photos not received due to technical difficulties. Photos may be used in other promotional activities of Development and Peace. Employees of Development and Peace are not eligible for participation.