Forests through your lens

As we head into the final quarter of the International Year of Forests 2011, we would like to invite you to submit a photo of the forests that you know and love.  Therefore we are asking you to send a photo that shows your connection to the forest.  We want to get an impression or image which best explains what the forest means to you and why you decided to devote your life to serve forests.  We would like to get a better idea of you, the people who work in forests and what links you to the forest.

The best photographs will be included in the next Unasylva publication, and added to the FAO forestry photo library.


  • Photos may be taken with a camera or a mobile phone.
  • Photos should have been taken any time during the International Year of Forests up until 31 December 2011.  They need to be received by us latest 31 January 2012.
  • Please include all relevant information, such as camera or phone model and imaging software used.

Guidelines for submitting photos

  • Your photograph should be submitted to the IYF email address:
  • In the subject line please put the following: “IYF photo contest”
  • In the text space we require the following information:
    • Full name
    • Country
    • Date of birth
    • Occupation
    • E‐mail
    • Phone (including area code)
    • Address


Please be aware that by entering photos to this competition it means that you agree to the official terms and conditions of the contest, that you agree that the photo that you submit may be uploaded to the FAO Forestry photo database for dissemination and use. The copyright will pass to FAO, but you will be credited as the photographer. You also certify that the submitted images are original and that you are the photographer of the submitted photos.


last updated:  Friday, February 15, 2013