Send us Your BananaGram Tally & Best Photos By November 8th

Courtney Lang November 4, 2013


At least 30 campaigns participated in this year’s BananaGram Challenge and Photo Contest.

Go_Bananas_facebook_2013_v3 (3)Make your hard work count! Get recognized nationally for your efforts – send us your BananaGram Tally and best photos by Friday November, 8th.   We’ll announce winners during the week of November 10th, and continue to update everyone over the next few months about notable successes!


Deadline to send in results is:

Friday, November 8th.



BananaGram Challenge

Submit your BananaGram Tally by November 8th at

  1. Decide who your target(s) grocery store or Food Service Provider is
  2. Notify the buyer or manager that you’re drumming up support from the community
  3. Host and participate in events to collect signed BananaGrams and photos with the Go Bananas Photo Prop from community members from October 1st through 31st.
  4. Present BananaGrams to the supermarket manager or Food Service Provider

Submit your BananaGram Tally by November 8th at

Photo Contest

Submit your top 10 photos by November 8th to

1. Take photos with the Go Bananas Prop (EX: With your co-workers or at an event

2. Upload photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram using the #FairBananas hashtag

3. Submit your top 10 photos by November 8th to


BananaGram Challenge

The campaign that submits the most BananaGrams wins a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!

Photo Contest

10 campaigns or individuals with the most creative photos using the Go Bananas Photo Prop win a Fair Trade gift basket with prizes from LARABAR, Numi Tea, Mayan Hands and more The goal of this challenge is to get your supermarket or food service provider to carry Fair Trade bananas.

You’ll demonstrate demand by collecting BananaGrams (product request cards) and handing them off to the appropriate person at your grocery store or cafeteria. However, for campaigns that just want to host banana-themed events, submit your photos for a chance to win a basket full of Fair Trade goodies. You guys rock – we can’t wait to see the results roll in!!!


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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.