Teagasc photo competition adds junior category
9 October 2023
Teagasc, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, has initiated its annual forest photo competition in support of SPAR National Tree Day. Operating from October to December, this competition serves as a commemoration of the newly launched Forestry Programme.
According to Teagasc, the new Forestry Programme 2023-2027, is a three-themed photo competition that will focus on the multi-functional nature of forests, from timber production to biodiversity enhancement. An opportunity is presented for aspiring photographers and enthusiasts to be in with a chance to win exciting prizes. This year there is an addition of a new junior category for anybody under 18 years of age.
Structured around three successive forest themes from October to December 2023, the competition guarantees a €300 prize for both adult and junior winners at the end of each theme period. All theme winners progress to the grand final in December.
The initial theme, Trees and Biodiversity, spans from 5 October to 26 October, followed by Trees on the Farm from 27 October to 20 November, and finally, The Forest Harvest continuing from 21 November to 11 December.
It’s essential to observe that only one entry per person per category will be accepted.
Tom Houlihan, acting head of the Teagasc Forestry Development Department, said: “Our forests provide a wide range of benefits and, as with other years, we invite and encourage good quality and attractive digital images that highlight some of these multiple benefits.”
Paul Butler, forestry liaison officer, Teagasc,said: “It is a pleasure to see the range of photos submitted each year to this competition. They illustrate how important trees are in our lives and the constantly changing landscapes within and around our forests.”
Submission is online only at: www.teagasc.ie/forestphotos