International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests 2021 photo contest

Thank you to everyone who entered! We received over 700 entries from 70 countries.

Click here to find out more about the winners.

Children: 6-14 years old

Evangelina Ilchenko (Евангелина Ильченко) from the Russian Federation won the children’s category with her photo “Winter and birds”.

Youth: 15-24 years old

Mikhail Kapychka from Belarus won the youth category with his photo “Awakening”.

Adults: 24 years old and above

Felipe Gracia Rivas from Spain won the adult category with his photo “Those old trees”.

Photo contest: Celebrate a tree that supports your well-being!

Healthy trees and forests mean healthy people. Forests provide health benefits for everyone on the planet, from fresh air and nutritious foods and ingredients for medicine to clean water and space for recreation.

To celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March and this year’s theme, Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being, we’re asking you to take photos of the closest tree to your home that makes you feel better. It can be any tree that you feel adds to your wellbeing: perhaps It bears delicious fruit, or it has bark or leaves that can be used in a traditional remedy, or maybe it’s a tree you like to climb or that simply cheers you up with its colourful leaves or blossoms.

Send us a picture, tell us why you’ve chosen that tree, and you could win a tablet computer!

Deadline for entries is 12 March 2021 at 12:00 CET.

Entries will be judged in three categories and the prize for each category will be a tablet computer.

  • Children from 6 to 14 years old
  • Youth aged 15 to 24 years old
  • Adults over the age of 24 years old

How do I enter?

To enter the contest, just follow these three steps:

  1. Take a photo of the closest tree to your home that makes you feel better or adds to your wellbeing.
  2. Fill in the online entry form and tell us what your photo shows and why you have chosen that particular tree.
  3. Don’t forget to post your photo on social media using the International Forest Day hashtag: #IntlForestDay.

Disclaimer: participants under the age of 18 are required to have the consent of their parent or legal custodian. The parent or legal custodian must sign the Subject Release Form and email it to [email protected]

Read the terms and conditions