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Forestry and the Future: European Schools competition in UK for first time

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is proud to support the Young People in European Forests competition being held in the UK this year for the first time.

By Wendy Necar · June 17, 2022

The award aims to encourage our Future Foresters to showcase their passion for their country’s trees and woodlands. It is open to teams of three young people aged 15 – 18 supported by an adult from their education institution.

Teams are invited to submit a media project which showcases their knowledge and understanding of forestry in their part of the United Kingdom; either England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. The project can be in any format and may be an extended essay, fact file, powerpoint or video. This year’s theme is ‘Forestry and the Future’.

Teams will be divided into categories according to their part of the United Kingdom. There will be a winner for each nation as well as an overall winner for the United Kingdom.

The winning team in each part of the UK will be invited to a presentation and a guided tour of a world class forestry site within their nation. The overall UK winner will also have their entry shared on the RFS website and with YPEF contributors across Europe. The team members will receive individual certificates and there will be a certificate for the winning school to display.

Entries will be open from 1 September 2022 – 7 November 2022. Full details on how to enter here.

Young People in European Forests (YPEF) is a Europe wide competition for young people aged 15 – 18. It began in 2011 and the UK will take part for the first time in 2022. It aims to encourage our Future Foresters to showcase their passion for their country’s trees and woodlands by creating a media project which showcases their knowledge and understanding.

Alongside the Royal Forestry Society, supporters are: LANTRA, Scottish Forestry and Youth For Trees Y4T

You will find all the information you need here.