AS governing body for PEFC international in Australia, Responsible Wood is again promoting a nation-wide photo contest, aimed at further raising awareness of the importance of sustainable forest management and certification.

CEO Simon Dorries said the contest theme – ‘experience forests, experience PEFC’ – would enable participants to submit photos that fit this theme.

“This could embrace many topics, from forest landscapes to individual trees and plants, from harvesters to families hiking in the woods, from indigenous people to rural village life, from wooden buildings to photos of PEFC/Responsible Wood-labelled products,” he said. The winning Australian entry selected by a panel of judges will receive a $500 gift voucher.

All national competitions will run at the same time, from Earth Day (April 22) to World Environment Day (June 5). The competition will close on June 5, 2018.

Responsible Wood opens the contest this month with entries submitted electronically or by postal mail. All photos will remain with Responsible Wood for future use and promotion of Australian forest management. Photo entries (any number) can be uploaded to Instagram #RW2018PhotoContest, emailed to PEFC Photo Contest at or post to Responsible Wood, PO Box 786, New Farm, Qld 4005. Tel: (07) 3359 1758.