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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
The winners of our 2013 photographic competition are now announced!

(c) Max More - taken in Savernake Forest (Forestry Commission) - 1st placed in the Timber category

We asked entrants to submit photos in one of three categories and the entries were judged by a judging panel composed of Edward Parker, Environmental Photographer; Ray Hawes, Head of Forestry at The National Trust and Greg Armfield, Head of Photography, WWF.

The judges had some difficult decisions to make as the quality of the entries was exceptionally high.  Ray Hawes, National Trust comments: “Managing trees and woods is often more about feeling what is right as much as using technical expertise. Judging the individual merits of one photograph over another is much more difficult particularly when they are so diverse and delightful but I think is best done using a similar approach. It has not been easy and no doubt others would have chosen differently but it would not be a competition if decisions are not made”.

Greg Armfield, WWF comments: "It was a pleasure to judge in this years FSC photo competition. It was not only inspiring to see such a fantastic range of photography but also fantastic to see so many young people enter the competition. It gives me great hope for the future, not only for trees but for the wider issue of conservation as a whole".

The judges have chosen category winners and runners up, which can be seen here with feedback from our judge Edward Parker, as well as an overall judges' favourite: Max More, who has come first in the Timber category as well as second in the People category with one of his entries also receiving a special commendation.  Max More has won one to one tuition from Edward Parker. Congratulations to Max!

The judge's category favourites and runners up will now be entered into a public vote, which will be launched later this week.

The category winners and runners up can be seen here.
Specially commended entries can be seen here.
A special page for Milbourne Lodge School can be seen here.

Thank you very much to Go Ape, Forestry Commission England and Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate for supporting our competition with prizes.

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