Forest photo competition returns

21 Mar 22


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

OneFortyOne External Affairs Manager Charlene Riley said the competition aims to encourage students to get out and connect to our unique and ever-changing landscape.

2021 Entry by Matilda Jones – Year 11

“We were thrilled with the entries in last year’s competition, especially with the short stories accompanying the photos,” Charlene said.

Along with entering photos, students will again be asked to submit 50 or so words to share what connects them to the forest.

“From riding horses through the pines with their siblings, to dreaming of operating a harvester like their dad, to just wanting to one day see a monkey, it was inspiring finding out how students connected to the forest in different ways,” Charlene said.

“Forestry is our day to day, and it was refreshing to discover this range of perspectives.”

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the new entries this year.”

2021 entry by Maggie Mckinnon – Year 11

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.

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

For more information including terms, conditions, and entry forms, see the OneFortyOne website Entries close 22 April 2022.

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.