Sunday, January 20, 2013

Forest Photo Contest : UNFF

"Look deep into nature, 
and then you will understand everything better." 

Albert Einstein

Everbody knows that I am for Environmental education as a cross-curricula activity. There are so many post about the theme on this blog!

Now, here another interesting contest! The UNFF Forest Photo contest invites everyone, in every part of the world, to share photos that visually capture their relationship to forests.

See! Don't you agree that it could be exciting to invite your students to take a photo from a forest near you?


Environmental education and outdoor play is important for our children’s personal and academic growth. With students now spending 90% of their time indoors, “nature deficit disorder” is on the rise. 

Getting kids outside teaches them about the world around them and gives them an appreciation for nature while providing an opportunity for sunshine and exercise.

Portuguese forest

Not so difficult! I am sure that your students have beautiful photos from holiday time if they don't have a forest near school. If there is a forest near school, that's perfect!

You and your students take a lesson outdoor, and I am sure that will be a very interesting learning activity.

Let's do it! And how?

Download and fill out the entry form (pdf) here

Email the entry form and the Forest photo submission to


1 February 2013

Curriculum: cross-curricula Geopgraphy, Arts (Photography), Sciences, Languages, other.

Level(s): Elementary and Secondary education; Vocational Education.


After the deadline on 1 February 2013, an international jury will select 15 semi-finalists and 5 finalists.

Prize: Finalists

The 5 finalists will be awarded at the United Nations Forum on Forests meeting in Istambul, with travel support to be provided.

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 

 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


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1 comment:

  1. Superb work ! Early morning or late afternoon is best for forest photography, as the low angled light will better illuminate the trunks and produce long dramatic shadows.In very dense woodland strong sunlight can lead to a lot of dark shadows so is best avoided – instead use a lower contrast form of lighting.

    Regards Eduard