From Woodland to Woodwork: a photo contest

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November 22, 2022
Category : General news

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section is launching a photo contest in partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC).

The theme of the contest is “From woodland to woodwork”.

The contest has two categories:

  1. WOODLAND - Tell the story of forests in the UNECE region.
  2. WOODWORK - Show the versatility, uniqueness, beauty, and practicality of wood.

Wood can be cut, carved, bent, nailed, glued, weathered and more. It can be used to make furniture, fabrics, toys, paper, sculptures, and …. Wood has endless uses; which one caught your eye?

The contest is open to all. Deadline for submissions is December 2nd .

The contest will take place entirely on social media. To enter you must: 

  1. Follow @UNECEFAOForests and @fsc_international on Instagram or @UNECEForests and @FSC_IC on Twitter;
  2. Upload your photo on Instagram or Twitter;
  3. Tag @UNECEFAOForests and @fsc_international on Instagram, or @UNECEForests and @FSC_IC on Twitter;
  4. Tell us about the forest or woodwork shown through the caption (title, where and when was the photo taken? What does it depict?);
  5. Use the hashtags #UNECEForests75 and #ForestsForAllForever;
  6. Spread the word and get the most likes!

Please note that you can only enter your photos if your social media accounts are public.

Five winners from each category will be picked based on the number of likes from the community on either of the platforms and will be announced on 7 December 2022. All winners will receive great prizes, from wooden frames and laptop bags made with FSC-certified wood fibres, to sneakers and boots made with natural FSC-certified rubber.

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a collage of the prizes of FSC certified items for photo contest

Winning photos will also receive a UNECE/FSC certificate and will be featured on the UNECE website.

Why do forests matter?

Forests are one of the most biodiverse and valuable ecosystems on our planet. They cover 31 per cent of the world’s total land area (4 billion hectares) with 5 per cent certified by FSC and with 42 per cent in the UNECE region (1.7 billion ha). Forests are an extraordinary source of renewable raw materials for many products around us, from furniture and buildings to medicines and fabrics.

However, the world’s forests face dire threats due to climate change, deforestation, fires, and other disturbances. Therefore, responsible forest management is crucial to maintain healthy and resilient forests to enable people to benefit from everything that healthy forests can offer. UNECE is partnering with FSC to highlight responsible sourcing as a proven solution to tackle today’s climate and biodiversity challenges. This means that choosing FSC-certified products  helps protect the future of forests and the communities who depend on them.

Stay up to date with the entries by following the hashtags #UNECEForests75 and #ForestsForAllForever