Forest Challenge

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22 APRIL – 5 JUNE 2021

This spring, #ForestChallenge is back and we are inviting people around the world to share photos on Instagram that represent their relationship with nature, using the hashtag #ForestChallenge.

Learn more about the award categories, and our partnership with Reforest’Action to plant one tree per photo in Haiti.

Awards

BEST FOREST IMAGE

The winning image will be selected by our jury of photographers, communications specialists, and researchers from around the world.

Prize

$250 USD

MEMBER CITY AWARD

This award will go to the Cities4Forests member city with the most submissions.

Prize

Cities4Forests Special Communication Support

MOST POPULAR IMAGE

The award will go to the photo that receives the most likes, shares, and comments.

Prize

$250 USD

Timeline

22 April

Opening

We will open the 2021 edition of the #ForestChallenge on International Mother Earth Day.

5 June

Closing

The campaign will run until World Environment Day. Any photos submitted after this date will not be considered for the awards.

29 June

Awards

We will announce #ForestChallenge winners and the number of trees planted on the International Day of Tropics.

Jury

Our international jury is composed of professional photographers, communications specialists, and researchers from three continents who will select the winner of the Best Forest Image Award

hosner

Hoshner Reporter is an award-winning travel and commercial photographer based out of Mumbai, India. He has spent the last few years travelling around India documenting its people, history and culture and has had his work featured across a number of Indian and International publications.

Erin

Erin Skoczylas is a communications specialist in gaia-liNc and a documentary photographer. She develops communication strategies to upscale awareness for environmental issues and has covered different stories in parts of Latin America and Europe.

Russel

Russell Galt works for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where he serves as Head of the Urban Alliance – a broad coalition of IUCN Members concertedly striving to bring cities into balance with nature. His role entails facilitating debate and knowledge exchange, catalyzing projecs and partnerships, and developing tools and knowledge products.

asya

Asya Al Marhubi is Communications Officer at REVOLVE and researcher with a background in environmental policy analysis and multi-sectoral partnership research.

1 post = 1 tree

For the second year in a row, #ForestChallenge is collaborating with Reforest’Action to promote agroforestry and forest restoration in the region of Saint Michel de l’Attalaye in Haiti. For every photo posted during the challenge, we will plant a tree and do our part to support the restoration of one of the most deforested countries in the world.

Cities4Forests is collaborating with the following organizations on the #ForestChallenge to advance forest-related climate action.