Winners of International Day of Forests 2020 photo contest announced

20 March 2020, Rome – Extraordinary images from the Philippines and Madagascar have won the International Day of Forests 2020 photo contest, which celebrated the astonishing biodiversity of the world’s forests.

Over 380 participants from 72 countries submitted photos capturing forest plants and animals that they considered extraordinary and unusual – whether due to their appearance, behaviour, unique benefits or value to forest communities.

Entries were judged in three categories, children aged 6 to 14, youth aged 15 to 24, and adults over the age of 24. The winner of each category will receive an action camera.

  • Glen Tiondo from the Philippines won the children’s category with his photo “Insect-Eating Plant”.
  • Miharisoa Salome Ratovo from Madagascar won the youth category with her photo “Camouflage, Blend into the Environment”.
  • Andry Malalan Ny Aina Rakotondrazafy from Madagascar won the adult category with his photo “The Verreaux Moonwalker”.

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

The International Day of Forests is observed each year on 21 March and celebrates the importance of all types of forest.

Glen Tiondo's "Insect-Eating Plant"

Miharisoa Salome Ratovo's "Camouflage, Blend into the Environment".

Andry Malalan Ny Aina Rakotondrazafy's "The Verreaux Moonwalker".

last updated:  Friday, March 20, 2020