Go Bananas Challenge

We need your help rallying consumers to purchase and demand Fair Trade bananas! We’re making it easy, fun and rewarding to get involved. Go Bananas this October by organizing Fair Trade banana themed events in your community. Conscious consumers and Fair Trade campaigners across the country get ready for the 2013 Go Bananas Challenge!

Read about last year’s contest in the meantime: 

Win these Prizes!

Sweepstakes - The campaign with the most Fair Trade bananas eaten and one with the most attendees at their event(s) will choose from these prizes:

  • Free trip for two to Chicago and tickets to attend the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference October 26 -28.  Airfare and accommodations will be reimbursed for two campaign members/volunteers who previously registered for the conference.
  • Free year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Photo Contest - We will select, at random, photos submitted from 10 Campaigns with individuals holding Fair Trade bananas or banana cutouts at their events to win:

  • Free Fair Trade gift set

How to Enter*

If Fair Trade bananas are available in your community

If Fair Trade bananas are not available in your community

Sweepstakes & Photo Contest:

  • Host Fair Trade banana eating event(s) in your community from Oct. 1- 14
  • Tally how many bananas are consumed at the event(s)
  • Submit the tallied number and five of your best photos* by October 16 to gobananas@fairtradetownsusa.org
  • Fair Trade Towns USA staff reviews entries and notifies the winners by October 18

*Photos must have participants holding Fair Trade bananas.

 

 

Sweepstakes & Photo Contest:

  • Host Fair Trade banana themed event(s) in your community from Oct. 1- 14
  • Tally how many people attend the event(s)
  • Submit the tallied number of attendees and five of your best photos* by October 16 to gobananas@fairtradetownsusa.org
  • Fair Trade Towns USA reviews entries and notifies the winners by October 18

*Photos must have participants holding Fair Trade banana cut-outs.

You must be a registered Fair Trade Town, University, College, or High School Campaign to enter the Go Bananas Challenge.  Not registered?  Email gobananas@fairtradetownsusa.org to find out how you can participate.

* Because our goal of this initiative is to increase the demand for Fair Trade bananas, we understand that availability in the US is limited.  Use the Where to Buy section to find Fair Trade bananas at locations near you.  In cases where Fair Trade bananas are not available, see the Getting Fair Trade Bananas on Your Supermarket Shelves resource.

Event Ideas

Planning Your Event Guide

Fair Trade Banana Cutout