Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

International Year of Forests – Photography Contest

In honor of International Year of Forests, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests kicks off the Celebrating New York’s Forests Photo Contest. This contest is an effort to increase awareness of and appreciation for all types of forests, urban and rural, large and small, public and privately owned, across the state.

We are looking for the best photos in the following categories:

Nature (wildlife, plants, natural landscapes, etc.)
Enjoying the forest (hunting, fishing, trails, camping, hiking, etc.)
Trees where we live (parks, streets, yards, etc.)
Forest products (maple syrup, lumber, baseball bats, furniture, etc.)
State-owned forests (State Forests, Forest Preserve lands, forested Wildlife Management Areas, Campgrounds)

All submissions must be received by close of business on November 1, 2011.

All submissions will be screened for acceptability. Acceptable submissions will be judged by DEC personnel. The judges will review the photographs based by category.

The winning photograph along with a selection of entries (determined by DEC) from each category will be posted to the contest web pages. Each photographer may only win one category. The decisions of the judges are final.

All submissions must be received by close of business on November 1, 2011. Winners will be announced Thursday, December 1, 2011. Submissions received after November 1 will not be considered in this contest.

Please help us spread the word about this contest, tell your friends, put it on facebook, do whatever you can to get the word the out.

For more information visit the Celebrating New York’s Forests Photo Contest webpage.