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Limerick Fairtrade announce winners of Schools Poster Competition 2022



Schools Poster Competition – Congratulations to pupils Siluni, Eimear (1st prize) and Elinor pictured above on winning the Fairtrade Fortnight poster competition 

Limerick Fairtrade announce winners of Schools Poster Competition 2022

By I Love Limerick correspondent Caoimhe Siochru

Schools Poster Competition

Pictured is the poster of the winner of the schools poster competition Eimear Hipopito of Milford N.S.


The winners of the 2022 Limerick Fairtrade Schools Poster Competition have been announced! This competition is organised every year by the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee. Young people can create thoughtful posters in relation to a theme which helps create change in the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves. The theme of this year’s Schools Poster Competition was ‘Choose the World You Want’. Students responded with fantastic, colourful posters that related to the lovely theme!

Dolores O’ Meara Chair of Fairtrade Limerick said, “Students showed a good understanding of the benefits of Fairtrade to farmers/ producers in developing countries ie a fair price for their coffee, cocoa beans, chocolate, bananas, tea and an added payment called a Premium for community development projects. Students also understood the challenges faced by producers in these countries.  One of the biggest challenges at present is climate change.  Some countries are experiencing increased temperatures and drought while others are experiencing intense rainfall and hurricanes.”

1st prize went to Eimear Hipopito of Milford NS, Runner up was Daragh Mulvihill of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough and in 3rd place was Caoimhe Mc Grath of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Roxborough. Congratulations to all of the winners of the Schools Poster Competition for their wonderful posters that will create a positive change!

Dolores added, “Due to Covid concerns, it was decided not to have a public prizegiving ceremony.  Instead, the prizes were sent to the schools. Well done to all!”

The Fairtrade programme ensures that producers in developing countries receive a fair price for their products. A minimum price for negotiations between producer and purchaser is set in order to ensure the producers are guaranteed a sustainable business. However, if the market price is higher than this minimum price set, then the purchaser must pay the market price.

Limerick City was awarded status as a Fairtrade City in 2005 thanks to the concerted efforts of local people to ensure that Fairtrade produce was made widely available. It showed and continues to show Limerick City’s commitment to supporting a fairer trading system with developing countries.


For more stories on Fairtrade go HERE 

For more information on Fairtrade Ireland go HERE 

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