How to enter

2013 EFI Photo contest

The contest will run throughout 2013. Each month one lucky winner will be picked, and the overall winner will be chosen during January 2014.

How to enter

Digital images should be submitted, together with the information in bold below, by email.

  • Images should be no smaller than 2000 pixels, maximum size 4500 pixels.
  • Panoramic photos are not eligible.
  • Images should be submitted in JPG format (at high quality, Photoshop level 12).
  • Images must be in natural color and taken within the last two (2) years before the date of entry, and may not previously been published nor won an award of any other photo competition. Black and white, sepia tone, and duotone images are not eligible.

To enter, please send an e-mail with the required information:

  • Entrant’s name —organization — address — phone number — email address
  • Photo caption
  • Model Release if required (A model release is required for identifiable people in any photo, with each photo requiring a separate release.)
  • Statement release with signature and date. “I have read EFI photo contest 2013 rules and information and agree to abide by them."

Deadline for submission is the last day of each month and the monthly winner will be announced on the 5th day of each following month. Submit the photos and the entry form to using the subject line “My favourite forest”.


The contest is open to all amateur photographers interested in forests; EFI staff members and their families are not eligible to enter. The monthly winner will be notified approximately 1 week after the deadline by email using the information submitted. No financial compensation is provided to the winners.


Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Your submission of the photo and required information above is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo. An entrant may enter max. 5 images. Your photo may not be manipulated.


All winning photographs become the property of European Forest Institute, with a proper credit given to the photographer without compensation.


Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness of conveying the beauty and/or unique characters of the theme, "my favourite forest". There will be three judges who will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. There will be no appeal accepted against the decision of the judges.


EFI reserve the right to disqualify any entry not complying with the rules as stated.


By entering the contest, contestants release EFI from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the contest or with acceptance, possession or use of any prize.