In 2012, FSC UK collaborated with Discovery Box and Adventure Box educational children’s magazines to run a ‘Protect our Forests’ competition, in which school children were asked to make a poster about the importance of forests and FSC or against deforestation.
The first and second prizes were very kindly donated by the Nestbox Company and Enjoy Birds More, certified suppliers of nestboxes and camera nestboxes made from FSC certified timber. The third prize was an FSC certified owl timber construction kit, donated by Quay Imports.
The competition received an impressive number of high quality entries from around the world including entrants from the UK, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Spain and Brazil.
First prize went to Mentari International School, Indonesia, second to Pooi School, Hong Kong and third to Audrey, Angela, Gaby and Xean in Indonesia.
Simona Sideri of Discovery Box and Adventure Box said, “It was great to be able to do a competition with FSC – our readers were inspired to think hard about forests, their survival and management, and did some brilliant work on the subject. They clearly learned a huge amount and their wonderful entries show their enthusiasm for the subject. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to FSC and the prizegiving companies who made this possible.”