The annual Food Environments and the Law Student Writing Competition challenges law students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and South Africa to address ways in which the law can be used to promote healthier lives by discouraging the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages. The review committee conducts a double-blind peer-review process that evaluates papers based on thoroughness of research and analysis, relevance to the competition topic, relevance to current legal and/or public policy debates, originality of thought, and clarity of expression. Prizes for the competition may vary annually.