Submit photos taken in FSC certified forests or of FSC certified products for a chance to win.
Photos must be submitted by Sunday 30th November and they will be judged by a judging panel.
The winner and runner up in each category, as decided by the judges, will be entered into a public vote.
Get snapping and be in with a chance of winning!
British woodlands are teeming with wildlife... can you snap an entry on your next woodland walk? Don't forget that insects can also be very photogenic!
Working in the Woods
Can you see evidence of woodland management? Snap a photo and enter the 'working in the woods' category.
Places for People
Forests are important to a wide variety of people - especially those that live, work and play in forests.
People across the UK use forests for leisure and education, in addition to the many people employed in the forestry sector. Please note that we also have a 'working in the woods' category. You are welcome to enter your photo in more than one category.
The FSC 'tick tree' logo is your guarantee that the product has come from a well-managed forest and is not the result of deforestation.
FSC certified products include furniture, books, cards, toilet paper, charcoal, compost, magazines, tissues, packaging and even footballs (latex is also a forest product!).
Snap a photo of an FSC labelled product and be in with a chance of winning.
Edward Parker, Environmental Photographer
I have witnessed first-hand the benefits that FSC certification has brought to both the forest and the local people in countries worldwide. I use striking photographic images of forests and people as part of my campaigning armoury and I am honoured to have been asked to judge the FSC photo competition.
Ray Hawes, Head of Forestry at The National Trust
No trees or woods are the same and knowing when different ones are at their best and being there to enjoy it is very satisfying and capturing them at their finest in a photograph for others to appreciate is a wonderful skill. Being given the opportunity to judge the results is a real privilege but also slightly scary as we all have our own unique take on what trees and woods mean to us and how this is portrayed. However I am sure that FSC Certified woods are more photogenic!
Greg Armfield, Head of Photography, WWF
Forests and trees are magnificent, living things. They provide shelter, sustenance and fuel to a myriad of species, including humans. Aesthetically they warm the heart and inspire us with the wonder of nature. They are essential to our well being. The FSC label is a sign of protection. A sign that says I care about forests, for me, my family and the next generation.
How to enter
Enter by emailing your photo(s) to: competitions at fsc-uk point org
Please remember to state:
- Your name
- Your age if under 18
- Where your photo was taken or the product type (please note that we can only accept photos taken in FSC certified forests or photos of FSC certified products)
- Your contact details
- Which category you would like to enter your photo into (Terrific Trees, Woodland Wildlife, Flora and Fungi, Working in the Woods, Places for People, Lovely Labels) - please note that you can enter the same photo in more than one category
You can enter as many photos as you like.
The competition will be in two stages:
Stage 1 - entries will be judged by a judging panel and category winners as well as a judges' favourite will be chosen.
Stage 2 - the judges' favourites will be entered into a public vote.
The judges' favourite will win the top prize of tuition by Edward Parker, who we are very grateful to have on our judging panel.
Edward Parker is a renowned and prize winning photographer and writer who specialises in environmental issues, travel and education. www.edwardparker.com
The overall winner of the public vote will win a Go Ape family ticket (worth £100), which has kindly been donated by Go Ape.
The category winners and runners up will receive FSC goody bags including their winning photo framed in an FSC certified wooden frame. Category winners will also receive a Forestry Commission Discovery Pass, allowing free parking at your local Forestry Commission forest, discounts on events and much more... http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pass
FSC Certified Forests
FSC certified forests in the UK include those managed by the Forestry Commission, National Trust, Woodland Trust, and many local councils and Wildlife Trusts.
Please click here for further information on FSC certified forests in the UK.
Please get in touch if you need any further information.
Terms and conditions
All photographs must be taken in FSC certified forests in the UK or feature FSC certified products.
Images should be provided in as high a resolution as possible.
Please remember you will need approval from any people you photograph and you will need the approval of parents or guardians if photographing children.
Open to all (UK only), except for FSC UK staff and members of the judging panel.
FSC UK reserves the right to use all photographs awarded prizes in its marketing activities etc. All photographs will be credited with the caption “© Person’s Name.”
Prizes - please note that the prize of tuition with Edward Parker does not cover travel and accommodation costs.
The judges’ decision and the result of the public vote are final.
30th November 2014.
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