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QJF Photo Competition


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Royal Forestry Society Photographic Competition 2019

The Royal Forestry Society invites members to submit outstanding photographs to its 2019 photographic competition. The theme is ‘Forest Flora and Fauna’.

Photographs placed first, second and third will be published on the front cover of the QJF through 2020. First prize winners will also receive the following selection of recently published forestry-related books along with a bottle of English sparkling wine:

Trees in Art by Charles Watkins

British Forests: The Forestry Commission 1919-2019

Ash by Archie Miles

The Glorious Life of the Oak by John Lewis-Stempel

The Ancient Woods of the Helford River by Oliver Rackham

Ancient Oaks by Aljos Farjon

Playing with Fire by Paul Heiney

Lumberjills: Britain’s Forgotten Army by Joanna Foat

The Wood - The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood by John Lewis-Stempel


Deadline for entries is 31st October 2019

How to enter:

  • Submit your photo digitally by emailing it to Images must be in jpeg format, no smaller than 1 megabyte and no larger than 5 megabytes.
  • Within the body of your email, give the photographer’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Include a short (no more than 100 words) description of the subject, including location.
  • Indicate what type of camera was used.

Before entering please read the Full Terms and Conditions which can be downloaded right

Entries will be judged on the basis of which would make the best QJF front cover image, and should therefore take into account the layout of front cover images (portrait).

Golden ringed dragonfly flies away with 2018 prize!

Our QJF Life in the Forest photographic competition produced some inspired entries, giving the judges some challenging decisions to make.The winner was John Bragg from Frosterley, Country Durham, with his picture of a golden-ringed dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) in a felled forest area in Scotland 

In second place was Mark Malins from Corsham, Wiltshire with his picture Sika hind – forest life in autumn and winter colours and in third place was Les Starling from Ruthin, Denbighshire, with a picture taken on a North Wales Division walk at Coed Felin Rhyg near Harlech, led by the Woodland Trust.

The winning 2018 entries can be seen in the April issue of the QJF along with some of the shortlisted entries. The winning entries will be considered for future front covers of the QJF.


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