Nominations are coming fast as deadline looms for the 2022 Responsible Wood National Photo Contest
Entrants have until World Environment Day (June 5) to enter the competition.
Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer Jason Ross has been overwhelmed by the response as professional and amateur photographers across Australia submit their favourite photos from Responsible Wood certified forests.
“So far more than 300 photos have been entered for the competition, entrants include colourful trees, forest landscapes, people working or animals living in our beloved forests,” Mr Ross explains.
“As it stands more than 90% of Australia’s commercial forests are covered by Responsible Wood certification, these include state forests, plantation estates and those run by forestry agencies along with many privately-owned forests.”
“So next time you are in a forest – be it for work or leisure – please take your camera and snap to it!’
Along with the $1000 prize for the winning photo, Responsible Wood will select the top three entries to enter the international contest and compete for the 2022 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award.
Applications will be assessed by an expert panel including Simon Dorries, CEO of Responsible Wood, David Rowlinson, Planet Ark Make It Wood campaign manager, and Jim Bowden, managing editor of weekly on-line trade journal Timber&Forestry enews.
Entry to the contest is simple. From Friday, the 22nd of April 2022 until Sunday, the 5th of June 2022 go to www.responsiblewood.org.au/photocontest for terms and conditions, then head to Instagram and post your forest photo using the contest hashtag #rwphotocontest22. And that’s it, you’re done!
Photo entries (any number) can be uploaded to Instagram #rwphotocontest22, emailed to Responsible Wood Photo Contest at [email protected] or post to Responsible Wood, PO Box 786, New Farm, Qld 4005. Tel: (07) 3359 1758.