Published on 19 July 2017
Receiving over 300 fantastic entries to our National photo competition, it was a difficult task to choose only three winners, but we are pleased to announce our winners below. Many thanks to all of our contestants who have shared their wonderful images with us.
Our 1st prize goes to “Autumn Glory”, a stunning image of a reflective lake in Grasmere, in the Lake District which has recently become a UNESCO world heritage site. Taken by Andrew Clayborough, it is a shot of late autumn early winter showing on the trees.
The Runners Up
The 2nd prize by Liam Richardson, “Fungi on Cone” another beautiful image capturing life in its many forms on the forest floor.
Our 3rd runner up is the “Forest running club” by Pete Edmunds. Mr Edmunds says “This was taken in Delamere Forest in Cheshire and is so close to my heart. I remember doing scout group cross country runs there myself in my early teens - and orienteering competitions. Whenever I'm visiting my family in Cheshire I find tranquility and inspiration there and it's become a favourite photography location of mine”.
Experience Forests, Experience PEFC
These three winning images along with a further three runners up will join the winning photos from the other 22 national PEFC photo contests for the chance to win the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award!
Taking place around the world, these national contests all ran at the same time: from Earth Day to World Environment Day. In total, we received more than 11,000 photos!
The winner of international contest will be announced in November. The winning prize is a trip to Helsinki, Finland to attend the 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week or a cash prize of 3000 CHF.