QJF Photographic Competition

The Royal Forestry Society photographic competition 2022 – ‘Quality Timber’ 

The Royal Forestry Society invites members to submit outstanding photographs to its 2022 photographic competition. The theme is ‘Quality Timber’ (which could encompass growing, processing and/or using quality timber).

Photographs placed first, second and third will be published on the front cover of the QJF through 2023. The winner will receive a selection of recently published books: Art meets Ecology: the Arborealists in Lady Park Wood by George Peterken et al, The Oak Papers by James Canton 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 2022.

How to enter:

  • Submit your photo digitally by emailing it to qjf@rfs.org.uk. 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.

Thank you to all who entered our 2021 competition, ‘People at work in the woods’.  Results were featured in the April 2022 Quarterly Journal of Forestry.

Above: 2019 shortlisted entries from left to right:

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