YPEF Schools Competition

A competition for Future Foresters aged 15 - 18.

What is YPEF?

Young People in European Forests (YPEF) is a Europe wide competition for young people aged 15 – 18 and it has been running since 2011. 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.

What’s involved?

Teams are invited to submit a project relating to 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:

Our Favourite Forest

Who can enter?

Teams of three young people aged 15 – 18 supported by an adult from their education institution.

How will it be judged?

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.

What is the prize?

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.

How do we enter?

Entries for YPEF 2023 have now closed.

YPEF in the United Kingdom is supported by: