The Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is launching a photo contest to recognize the beauty of forests and the people who use them.


Photos will be evaluated according to how well they depict forests and trees and their place in people’s lives, conceptually and artistically. A panel of foresters and photographers will select the best 20 photos for display at an international conference on forests, the 18th session of the FAO Committee on Forestry, in March 2007. One of the photographers among the top 20 winners will be invited to attend. Selected photos will be published on the FAO Forestry Web site and in Unasylva, FAO’s international journal of forestry.

Entrants should submit their photos by 31 October 2006. Entrants must own full copyright to pictures submitted, which they must be able to certify, if requested. Photos submitted to the contest are not returnable. Submissions received cannot be acknowledged. Winners will be informed and announced on the FAO Forestry Web site in January 2007. The competition is not open to FAO staff or family members.


Each entrant can submit a maximum of three photos. The photos may be black and white or colour. Digitally manipulated photos are acceptable. Send photos via email not larger than 4 MB, in CD-ROM or DVD, or in print by mail to Cheemin Kwon, FONL, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy. Also complete theparticipation form, stating you accept the rules and procedures of the FAO forestry photo contest, and return with your photo submission.

Provide the following information in the email body, the CD-ROM, DVD or on the back of the photo:
  • name of entrant
  • citizenship
  • photo caption or description
  • email address

Please submit all photos by 31 October 2006. Submissions received cannot be acknowledged
last updated:  Friday, December 29, 2006