Winners of International Day of Forests 2021 photo contest announced

"Awakening" winning photo for the youth category by Mikhail Kapychka

21 March 2021, Rome – Photographs from the Russian federation, Belarus, and Spain have won the International Day of Forests 2021 photo contest, which celebrated the ways in which trees contribute to people’s well-being across the world.

Over 700 photos of trees that support mental or physical health were submitted from 70 countries.

We got to know entrants’ special trees in forests, parks, towns, and city balconies. Forests are essential to human health and well-being, and the photographs illustrated the many ways in which people connect with trees the world over.

Entries were judged in three categories, children aged 6 to 14, young people aged 15 to 24, and adults over the age of 24. The winner of each category will receive a tablet computer.

  • Evangelina Ilchenko (Евангелина Ильченко) from the Russian Federation won the children’s category with her photo “Winter and birds”.
  • Mikhail Kapychka from Belarus won the youth category with his photo “Awakening”.
  • Felipe Gracia Rivas from Spain won the adult category with his photo “Those old trees”.

Congratulations to all three winners, and thank you to everyone who entered.

The International Day of Forests is observed each year on 21 March. It celebrates the importance of all types of forests in our world and our daily lives. This year’s theme is ‘Forest restoration: a path to well-being and recovery ’.

"Those old trees" winning photo for the adult category by Felipe Gracia Rivas 

"Winter and birds" winning photo for the children category by Евангелина Ильченко

last updated:  Sunday, March 21, 2021