As featured by PEFC International
Launched to celebrate Earth Day, the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ Photo Contest is back!

For the fifth time, we are inviting professional and amateur photographers to submit their best forest photos, for the chance to become the 2021 PEFC Photographer of the Year.

Colourful trees, forest landscapes, children playing, people working or animals living in the forest – share your photo and help us to escape to the wonderful world of forests in our imaginations!

How to take part?

To enter your photo is simple, check out to see if there is a national contest in your country. Then head to Instagram and post your forest photo using the contest hashtag of your country – and that’s it, you’re done!

The deadline for entries is 5 June – World Environment Day.

We can’t wait to see your amazing forest photos! Last year, we received almost 8000 photos – let’s see if we can get even more this year!

And even if there isn’t a photo contest running in your country, you can follow the contest hashtags to see some great forest images.

The contest hashtags

 Spain: #CuidamosLosBosquesFoto
Belgium: #experiencepefc2021
Denmark: #TætPåSkoven2021
Indonesia: #CaptureTheUnseenWithIFCC
Italy: #scattailboscopefc21
 Romania: #2021pefcfoto
Slovenia: #obcutigozd2021
Finland: #luontogram2021
Ukraine: #pefcukrainephoto2021
Malaysia: #mtccphotocontest2021

The PEFC Photographer of the Year Award

As well as getting the chance to win a fantastic national prize, the best photos from all the national contests will enter the international contest and compete for the 2021 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award. The overall winner receives a cash prize of 2000 CHF.

The top 12 photos will be featured in the 2022 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo calendar, on the PEFC International and our members’ websites, and potentially other places throughout the year.

Head to to learn more!

Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC Australia. To find out more about Responsible Wood and forest certification more generally please visit the Responsible Wood website.