As governing body for PEFC international in Australia, Australian Forestry Standard Ltd is promoting a nation-wide photo contest, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of sustainable forest management and certification.
AFS 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/AFS-labelled products,” he said.
The winning Australian entry selected by a panel of judges will receive a $500 gift voucher from AFS Ltd.
All national competitions will run at the same time, from Earth Day (April 22) to World Environment Day (June 5). By June 16, all PEFC national government bodies will have picked their winning entries which will then enter an international contest with the opportunity to win the International grand prize.
All entries should be submitted electronically or by postal mail. All photos will remain with AFS Ltd for future use and promotion of Australian forest management.
Photo entries (any number) can be emailed to AFS Photo Contest at Simon.Dorries@forestrystandard.org.au or post to Australian Forestry Standard Ltd, PO Box 786, New Farm, Qld 4005. Tel: (07) 3359 1758.