“The Art and Joy of Wood” Photograph Competition

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  • Living with wood: Whether as an artistic object or something more functional, wood surrounds us everywhere and is an integral part of our lives. What is your interpretation of “living with wood”?
  • Working with wood: From large-scale manufacturers to artisans and hobby woodworkers, wood is used by numerous people for a variety of purposes. Show us how you see “working with wood”.
  • Wood as never seen before: Wood’s character is protean. It is versatile and is used in so many different ways. But wood is also unique – no two pieces of wood are identical. Be a designer with your camera and show us “wood as it’s never been seen before”.


  • Entries will be judged in six separate categories: best photograph and best photo-story under each of the three themes.
  • Nominees (runners-up) and winners in each category  will receive a prize certificate acknowledging their success in the competition and their entries will be on display at the conference.
  • The three best entries overall will be invited to come to Bangalore to receive their certificate in person and participate in the conference at the expense of the conference organisers. 

You can enter up to three photographs. Each photograph should be related to one of the themes and entrants or one “photo-story” (a photo story should comprise 4-8 related photos on one of the themes, plus a short text of up to 800 words relating the photographs to the theme).

Judging criteria:

  • The strength of the relationship between the content of the photograph or photo-story and the chosen theme (i.e. is the material on-topic?).
  • Aesthetic and technical skill in presenting the message to the public (i.e. is it a good photograph or photo-story?).
  • The artistic originality and the ability of the material to focus public attention on the role of wood products in society ( it original and will people understand it?).

Digital submission only. Image requirements: JPG format; 4:3 (1.33) aspect ratio; 1,800 x 2,400 pixels (i.e. 6” x 8” at 300 dpi). Multiple exposures, composite photographs and manipulated images are excluded from this competition, but minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable.

Photographs and text (if applicable) may be sent on CD-ROM or DVD, accompanied by the signed entry form, to:
Susy Tafuro
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Forestry Department, Room C-474
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Alternatively, the images and text can be emailed to [email protected], along with a scanned copy of the signed entry form. As each digital photograph is likely to be 2.5-3.0MB in size, it is highly recommended to email each photograph separately (especially for photo stories) to avoid transmission problems.


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