Late Night Snack- Results and Recap!

Courtney Lang November 4, 2013

In the end, over 3,300 people from dozens of campaigns across the US took part in the Late Night Snack Photo Contest, making it our most successful national event to date! If you have time, please take a journey by searching for #FTSnack through Twitter and Instagram to see some of the incredible and creative ways folks participated. Or take a look at some highlights from our Facebook Photo Album here. Below you will find well-deserved congratulations (to the winners), some highlights and a thank you.


California Lutheran University

Cal Lutheran kept their eyes on the prize and won!

Cal Lutheran kept their eyes on the prize and won!

Cal Lutheran won the grand prize by creating their own contest and reaching out to on campus clubs, classes, and faculties. Overall the group managed to get well over 650 community members to take part and join the movement. As a prize Cal Lutheran won a year’s worth of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to boost their education and advocacy efforts.

Siena College

Throughout the contest, Siena exhibited huge amounts of creativity to generate buzz. Students proposed to each other with ice cream, a banana (well, someone in a banana suit) was arrested, and the entire cafeteria posed with cutouts.

John Carroll University

Coming in at third place, John Carroll worked to include numerous student groups, hosted events in partnership with their local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, and spread their message through social media.

University of Massachusetts- Boston

Fair Trade at UMass Boston won the unique/engaging section of the contest with their photo at right. The prize? The opportunity to chat with a Fair Trade producer via a Skype session.


Over the course of the contest numerous campaigns surprised and delighted us with their photos. So let’s give a quick shout-out to the following campaigns who were crazy creative and enthusiastic (click on their names to see a photo album)

Appalachian State University – Tabled the days and nights away!

Berea College Held a Hunger Games Banquet (which included costumes!) in conjunction with their Late Night Snack campaign.

Community School – Invited the entire school out for Ice Cream, photos and fun.

Fordham – Even managed to get submissions all the way from across the pond (aka London!).

Rollins College – What can you do with Ice Cream on a stick? Answer: get up to some pretty funny antics.

University of Oklahoma – Life-size cutout of Jimmy Fallon + Ice Cream + Banana Suit + Slack Liners = Priceless.

Thank You…

To everyone who participated, but even more importantly to Ben & Jerry’s for supporting the Late Night Snack Photo Contest and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities. Without the support Ben & Jerry’s provides through the donation of proceeds from Late Night Snack we wouldn’t be able to offer nearly as many resources, programs, and support for advocates around the country.

Thank you to these guys! (Ben & Jerry, plus Jimmy Fallon)

Thank you to these guys! (Ben & Jerry, plus Jimmy Fallon)

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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.