International Day of Forest photo contest winner announced

©FAO/Edwin Loyola

21 March 2018, Rome – Edwin Loyola of the Philippines is the 2018 winner of the International Day of Forests photo contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winner will receive an award at the biennial session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) in Rome, Italy in July 2018.
 
FAO launched the photo contest ahead of this year’s International Day of Forests (IDF), which had as its theme “Forests and sustainable cities”. Competition entrants were asked to take a photo of forests and trees in towns and cities and the people who benefit from them.

A jury of 15 people judged more than 300 entries from 60 countries. Photos were judged according to their relevance to the IDF theme as well as for aesthetic and technical excellence. The best six photos were then posted on FAO’s Facebook page for the public to vote for the winner in time for IDF.

See all submitted photos here.

last updated:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018