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Woodlands of Ireland

Take part in our PEFC photo contest by sharing your forest photos on Instagram with the hashtag:


Last year photos

The contest

Want the chance to win €250 and to qualify for the PEFC International Photographer of the Year Award 2020, while at the same time help safeguard the world’s forests? Then you need to enter our WOODLANDS OF IRELAND photo contest!

Share what forests mean to you. How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? Express yourself through your photos and enter the contest!

You can enter a wide variety of photographs: from forest landscapes to close ups within the forest. We also want to see people in the forest – living, working or playing. Let your imagination run free!

The prizes

1 st


2 nd

€125 Garden Centre Voucher

3 rd

€75 Garden Centre Voucher

How to enter


Head to Instagram and enter your photograph mentioning the hashtag #pefcirlcomp2020 – it is as simple as that!

The deadline for submitting your photograph is 17 June 2020 – World Environment Day. Any entries submitted after this date will not be considered.

Please note that you can only enter your photos if your Instagram account is public.

A few rules…

You are only allowed to enter five photographs per person. Digital adjustments must be kept to a minimum, and black and white photographs are allowed. 

Making money from your photographs is not our goal, and we will never sell any of your images. Your images will instead be used by PEFC to help us promote our work for the world’s forests, and by entering your photographs you agree for us to do so.

For the full rules, please read our Terms and Conditions.

PEFC Photographer of the Year Award


The top five photos from this contest will enter the international contest and compete for the 2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award!

The winner of the 2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award will receive a cash prize of 2000 CHF.

The top 12 photos will be featured in the 2021 PEFC ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo calendar.

About PEFC

PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is the world’s leading forest certification system. We were founded in 1999 by small- and family forest owners to demonstrate excellence in sustainable forest management.

Now, there are more than 300 million hectares of forests are certified to our internationally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Certification ensures that forests are managed responsibly, and enables all of us to make responsible choices when buying wood- and forest-based products.

In fact, you might already have seen us – next time you are in the supermarket, shopping for furniture or reading a magazine, check if you can see our PEFC logo! Thanks to this logo, you know that it comes from a sustainably managed forest that will be around for generations to come.

For more information, visit our website:

Why does this help save our forests?

At PEFC, our goal is the sustainable management of the world’s forests. A goal we seek to reach through the promotion of forest certification.

This is where you come in. We need more stunning, thought-provoking and inspiring images of the forests you live, work and play in, to help us in our work to promote the use of forest certification around the world.

With your photos, you will enable the entire PEFC alliance, which currently covers over 40 countries worldwide, to visually communicate in a more engaging manner, as we all continue to strive for a world in which people manage forests sustainably.