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National Stage Contest in Austria

The National Stage Contest took place on 21st of March 2014 
(10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) at the Technical Forestry High School Bruck / Mur (Styria), Dr. Theodor Körnerstrasse 44, 8600 Bruck / Mur.

In Austria the Contest was organized by the Union of Austrian Foresters
The Contest language was Englisch.

The Contest has two parts:
1st part: Test (answering a list of preapared questions about European forests)
2nd part: short PP-presentation of „Different issues about Austrian Forest`s”

Participants are students from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes (apr. 100 students) - Forestry High School. (2a and 2b, 3a and 3b, 4a and 4b)

Results of photo contest "Coniferous Forest"!!!


We would like to thank all of you who have sent photos to the contest "Coniferous forest".  Our Jury have had really hard time choosing the best photos – each and every photo was great and in its own way unique!  So once again big thanks for your efforts and keep it up!

Below we present the results: 

First place:
Mateusz Piesiak - Scots pines in the environment

Second place:
Dawid Przystupski - Scots pine in natural environment

Third place:
Eryk Niedbała - Ice spruces

Additional awards goes to:

Liliana Pereira - Portuguese pine
Ewa Kłudkowska - Scots pine; Common juniper
Aleksandra Barnaś - The spruce lungs of the Earth: Spruce twig
Gabriela Fieducik - PINE
Konrad Rżany - in the eye of a fir
Roksana Maciąga - Norway sprut



Full table of contest results here

Gallery of photos – Coniferous forest 


IV edition of YPEF contest is starting

Take part in 4th edition of YPEF contest!

Below you can find the new educational materials and the rules of the 4th edition of the contest.


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Forest Friends Associations Photo Contest “Forest Photographer of the Year 2013”

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Each year, Forest Friends Associations asks and encourages young people to send photographs that speak to a particular theme related with forests matters. Photos were judged on educational merits, creativity and photographic quality by panel of experts in the field of forest educations. This year in our contests participated almost 700 young amateur photo enthusiasts from over whole Poland!!!


Thank you for your participations and commitment!

As we wrote in the contests rules of the “Autumn Forest “,  we’ve selected mini-contests participants who gained the most points in total in all mini contests in 2013: ”Forest in Winter”, “Spring in the Forest”, “Autumn Forest”.

Title of “Forest Photographer of the Year 2013” goes to:

1. Category for elder photo contest participants:

Tomasz Borukało

2. Category for youngest  photo contest participants:

Roksana Maciąga



Diplomas and prizes will be sent by mail.

We encourage you to visit our Facebook and TPL site and YPEF site. All resultsyou can see here.

Photo Contest „Autumn Forest” – results!!!

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We thank all of you who have sent us photos to the contest "Autumn Forest".
Below we present the results:

First place:
Tomasz  Borukało - Mirror autumn


Second place ex aequo:
Hubert  Judycki - Golden autumn



Second place ex aequo:
Roksana Maciąga -  Pieniny - The view from
the Three Crowns Mountain



Third place ex aequo:
Ania Adamczyk - Look up !



Third place ex aequo:
Jakub Piwko - Moose on łosiowych blots



Gallery of Photos – Autumn Forest