Forest photography competition returns with exhibition

28 Mar 23


OneFortyOne has launched its annual photo competition, asking local students to share what they love about the forest.

External Affairs Manager Charlene Riley said the competition aims to encourage students to get outside, explore the forest, and connect with their local environment.

Photo by Kassidy Burston

“Pine forests are part of the local landscape and people might be surprised at the types of plants and animals they find inside the plantations. We want to encourage people to get out and explore.”

Along with entering photos, students will again be asked to submit 50-200 words to share what they love about the forest.

“Each year we receive some amazing photo entries,” Charlene said.

“The highlight of the competition for us is reading the stories students submit.”

“The panel are really looking forward to seeing what entries come in this year.”

Winners will be selected in primary school, and secondary school categories, and awarded with their choice of a new iPad Air, DJI drone, or GoPro.

This year, in collaboration with the District Council of Grant, some entries will be also exhibited at the Mount Gambier Airport gallery space.

Photo by Abbey Hood

“The photos and stories are always so great, we can’t keep them to ourselves,” Charlene said.

“We’re going to pick our favourites, based on both the photo and the accompanying story, to display at the airport to welcome visitors to the area, and welcome locals home.”

To enter, send photos, together with a completed entry form to

For more information including terms, conditions, and entry forms, see the our website under Community.

Entries close 1st May 2023.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.