Winner of the “Trees on the Farm” Category of the 2023 Teagasc Forest Photo Competition Announced
The Teagasc Forestry Development Department today announced the prize winners in category 2 of its ongoing forest photo competition ‘Celebrating the New Forestry Programme 2023-2027’.
The theme of category 2 is “Trees on the Farm” and the winning entry in the adult category is by Aoife Hester, from Bray, County Wicklow. The junior category winner is Eva Heaphy from Kilworth in County Cork.
Aoife’s image transmits the peace and quiet often found in the countryside. The trees, animals and fields illustrate how forestry and agriculture can complement each other. Aoife says she visits the tree at different times of year and enjoys the changing colours.
Eva’s entry is very imaginative, colourful and unusual. Reading a book in the shade of trees on a warm day is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. Woodlands on the farm can offer these places of tranquillity. Eva says this farm is a great place to “escape everything” as it is deep in a forest.
Eva and Aoife will each receive a voucher worth €300 and will be entered into the Grand Final on 15 December when an overall winner will be chosen from each of the three category winners in the two age groups. The overall winners will receive a voucher for a further €300.
The winning photos and a selection of highly commended entries in the “Trees on the Farm” category will shortly be available for viewing on the forestry section of the Teagasc website
Teagasc again wishes to thank the many entrants to the competition to date. Category 3, “The Forest Harvest”, is now open and provides further exciting opportunities for entries up to 5pm on Monday, 11 December 2023. This ongoing competition is open to non-professional photographers and a maximum of one photo per participant is allowed for each category. Please also consult www.teagasc.ie/forestphotos23 for full details as well as terms and conditions.
This competition is coordinated by Teagasc with support from the Forestry Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.