As the CTI explains, the contest – to close on World Environment Day on 5th June – aims to highlight the importance of caring for our forests and why sustainable forest management and certification are such important element of this.
The PEFC is looking for exciting and inspiring images showing how people use the forests for a range of key reasons – from commercial purposes to relaxation as well as examples of how wildlife including birds, animals and insects rely on them for food and shelter.
There are three national cash prizes to be won and the winners will be announced by the end of June. The winning photos will then be entered into an international competition to find a worldwide winner and the chance to win a further special prize.
Entrants are invited to submit their photographs through Instagram using the hashtag #forestplaywork. Further details and terms and conditions can be found at www.pefc.photo
PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is the world’s leading forest certification system. We were founded by small- and family forest owners to demonstrate excellence in sustainable forest management.
More than 300 million hectares of forests are certified to our internationally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Certification ensures that forests are managed responsibly, and enables all of us to make responsible choices when buying wood- and forest-based products.
In fact, you might already have seen us – next time you are in the supermarket, shopping for furniture or reading a magazine, check if you can see our PEFC logo! Thanks to this logo, you know that it comes from a sustainably managed forest that will be around for generations to come.