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Teagasc photo competition 2021

Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use

Our second successive forest photo competition, 'Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use' ran over October and November 2021.

'Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use' is a two-themed competition that highlighted both the autumnal beauty of our forests and the multiple uses and applications of wood in our lives. It provided a great opportunity for budding, non-professional photographers and photo enthusiasts to get snapping while being in with a chance to win exciting prizes.

Competition format

Forests provide us with wonderful settings to enjoy nature, particularly in the autumn. We often take for granted the huge importance of wood as a natural resource, providing us with an array of applications. Wood is used to create spectacular building components, ornate furniture, musical instruments, toys and sports equipment, utensils, artistic creations to name but a few.

The format for the 'Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use' competition was as follows:

  • Commencing from October 7, the 'Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use' competition focused on two consecutive forest themes featured over subsequent weeks.
  • At the end of each theme period, the winner for that theme was chosen and is guaranteed a prize of €300 in vouchers with €100 in vouchers for two selected runners up.
  • Each theme winner will also go forward to a Grand Final on December 7, when the overall competition winner will be in line for a further €500 in vouchers.

Theme winners

  1. Photo competition - Our forests in autumn 
  2. Photo competition - The many uses of wood 


Overall winner announced!

The overall winner of the 2021 Teagasc forest photo competition was announced by the Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett on Tuesday 7 December.

The overall winner is Martin Maher from County Laois with his photo "Walking into Autumn" (see below). This photograph, highlights Corrig Wood, County Laois. As the overall competition winner, Martin receives a €500 voucher in addition to his earlier award of €300.

nov 2021

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