More than 700 entries have been received for Responsible Wood’s national photo contest
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.
Running from Earth Day (April 22) to World Environment Day (June 5) photographers from across Australia ‘snapped to it’ and uploaded their best photos to #rwphotocontest22.
“In total, more than 700 photos have been entered for the competition, with entries including 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.”
“Responsible Wood would like to extend thanks to all who have participated in the contest.”
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 now 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 in late June 2022.
Upon judgement, Responsible Wood will announce the winning photo and top 3 entries in the coming weeks.
In the meantime the entries can be viewed on Instagram using #rwphotocontest22.
Responsible Wood is the national governing body for PEFC in Australia, which has a goal to champion the sustainable management of the world’s forests – a goal it seeks to reach through the promotion of forest certification.
For more information about Responsible Wood, please visit the Responsible Wood website.