In Italy (November 21, 2021) it is the National Day of Trees. It is the right date to remember the photographic images awarded in the contest “Snap the forest PEFC 2021” dedicated to forests. Nothing more topical in terms of reflection on respect for greenery and the emergency of climate change.
Telling, with the evocative power of images, the beauty of our forest heritage and the importance of trees in the fight against climate change: this is the goal of the photo contest Scatta il bosco PEFC 2021 organized by PEFC Italia (Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), the promoter of the correct and sustainable management of forest heritage, which today announces the national winners.
The contest, which took place between 22 April and 5 June, saw the participation of hundreds of photographers – professional and amateur – who posted their shots on Instagram accompanied by the hashtag # scattailboscoPEFC21.
“The shots received in recent months tell on the one hand a difficult year that was made more bearable precisely by the beauty of the nature that surrounds us, on the other hand the need for people to live more and more in contact with nature, able to offer unmissable opportunities for moments of recreation and relaxation, never more so indispensable and precious than now ”, explains Eleonora Mariano, head of the Projects Office of PEFC Italy.
Winning the competition this year is Paola Toniutti, with her photo “Exciting Encounters” starring a roe deer, taken in a poplar grove in Codroipo, in the province of Udine. The photographer is rewarded with a weekend for two at the Tenuta di Paganico, in the Grosseto Maremma. In second place Simone Spina, for the shot “Enchanted forest” made in a beech forest in Lioni, in the province of Avellino, which is assigned a PEFC-certified solid wood table, handcrafted by the Aschieri De Pietri company in Casalmaggiore (Cr).
The larch forest of Lake Federa in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Bl) is instead the protagonist of the photo “Autumn at Lake Federa” by Sonia Fantini who won the bronze medal and a kit consisting of a notebook, diary and many other stationery items PEFC certified.