The Meal 2014

One moment. One meal. One photograph. Let's eat.

Now in it's third iteration, The Meal is bringing together thousands of people from around the globe and getting them to join in a simple but significant moment - to sit down together to share a meal.

Join us this year on February 28th at 12:00PM EST for the 3rd annual The Meal! Whether you'll be sitting down to breakfast in LA or a having midnight snack in Beijing, share that same moment with friends and strangers around the world.

How to share your photo

When: February 28th, 12:00PM, Eastern Standard Time. If you're not sure what time that is for you locally, just plug it in to this time difference calculator.

What: Snap a photo of yourself and your meal! Using #themeal2014, share on Instragram and tag us @thesketchbookproject or tweet your photo @arthouse

Need some photo inspiration? Check out the great images submitted from a previous year's The Meal on our Flickr page.

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Nothing makes us feel connected quite like sharing a meal together. On February 28th at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, thousands of strangers from around the world will sit down for a bite in unison and capture a shared experience at the exact same time. Take a photograph of yourself with your meal and mail it back to us. These simultaneous snapshots – self-portraits of people and their foods – will then be tweeted and posted online for the world to share. Our aim is to inspire a feeling of community across geographic and cultural boundaries. So wherever you may be on February 28th at 12pm, keep your camera handy and something delicious nearby – and remember that thousands of strangers, both near and far, are sharing that meal with you.

  • This is a free project. Sign up on this page by February 28th, 2014 to become a part of the action!
  • Photos must be shared on instragram @thesketchbookproject or tweeted @arthouse Please use #themeal2014 when sharing your photo!
  • All photographs must be taken on February 28th at 12pm Eastern Standard Time. If you need to figure out what time that is where you're located, you can find out right here. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
  • There are no restrictions on the composition of your photograph. Just ensure that we can see at least part of you and all of your meal/snack.

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