Print page print this page

QJF Photo Competition

 RFS Photographic Competition 2021 - now open!


12 Duke Of Burgundy Butterfly On Beech By John Morris 2019 
 16 Rose Bay Willow Herb By Les Starling 2019
 23 Mushrooms By Tom Bartlett 2019
 Beauty High Forest Chloe Darling 2019
 Tawny Owls 2 Will Wood

Above: 2019 shortlisted entries. From top:

Duke of Burgundy butterfly on beech,John Morris

Rose Bay Willow Herb,Les Starling 

Mushrooms,Tom Bartlett

Beauty of high quality forests in Finland, Chloe Darling 

Tawny Owls, Will Wood 

The Royal Forestry Society invites members to submit outstanding photographs to its 2021 photographic competition. The theme is:

 People at work in the woods

Photographs placed first, second, third and fourth will be published on the front cover of the QJF through 2022.

The winner will receive a selection of recently published books: The Silviculture of Trees Used in British Forestry 3rd Edition by Peter Savill (RRP £85.50), Woodland Flowers by Keith Kirby, Evolving the Forest (co-edited by Simon Lloyd, Richard Povall and Jeremy Ralph) and a bottle of English sparkling wine.

Entries will be judged on the basis of which would make the best QJF front cover image, and should be portrait in format.

Deadline for entries is 31st October 2021.

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 here.