Forest photo competition now open

22 Mar 21


Plantation pine forests are an iconic and ever-changing feature of our region.

Inspired by International Day of Forests on March 21, OneFortyOne has launched a photo competition, asking local students to share what they love about the forest.

Harvesting & Roading Manager Ockert le Roux said the competition aims to encourage students to explore and connect to our unique landscape.

“Photos taken now are capturing a special moment in time, and as the landscape evolves, they become a piece of history for the region and something for people to look back on,” Ockert said.

“Whether it’s the towering trees, the hidden treasures, or just the serenity of a recharging walk through the pines – we want to know what people love about their local forest.”

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

“Forestry is our everyday business, we know it means different things to different people, and we’re looking forward to seeing the forests from a next generation perspective.”

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

For more information including terms, conditions, and entry forms, see the the Community section on our website. Entries close 21 April 2021.

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.