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The Fairytale Lane enchants the Belgian photo contest jury

Jun 21 2018

 Fairytale Lane by Otte Andrea'Fairytale Lane' is the magical name of the winning image of PEFC Belgium’s 'Experience Forests, Experience PEFC' photo contest.

“This picture reminds me of my childhood and the many fairy tales about magic and wisdom that can be found in nature,” said Andrea Otte, the winning photographer.

The photo shows a path through a mysterious forest, reminding Andrea of the stories that her father used to tell her when she was a child.

The image was taken in the Brasschaat Park De Inslag in Belgium and was selected by the jury as the best out of nearly 650 photos that entered into the national contest.

Corbier Arnaud Sunset velours Arville BelgiumSecond place goes to Arnaud Corbier and his photo 'Sunset velours'.

The photographer describes the scene as the lords of the night leaving the forest, just as the sun disappears on the horizon. The picture was taken in Arville in Belgium.

Marc De Schuyter made third place with his photo of flowers of wild garlic, which colour the forest floor in spring. The picture, called 'Bloemenpracht in het bos' (flower splendour in the forest), was taken in the nature area Neigembos, Ninove in Belgium.

De Schuyter Marc Bloemenpracht in het bos Neigembos Ninove Belgium

If you are interested in the other photos entered into the Belgian contest, just head to Instagram and search for the hashtag #experienceforestscontest2018!

The prizes

For the first place, Ms. Otte can look forward to a discovery weekend around the bellowing of the deer in the Ardennes forest in Belgium.

Mr. Corbier wins an annual subscription for the National Geographic Magazine and Mr. De Schuyter receives a Mölkky game set made of PEFC-certified wood.

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

PEFC Belgium’s contest was one of 16 national photo contests run by PEFC members. In total, we received more than 12,000 photos from participants around the world!

Belgium’s winning photos will enter the international contest and will have the chance to win the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award. The winner of this contest will be announced in November 2018 and will receive a trip to the 2018 PEFC Forest Certification Week in Geneva, Switzerland or a cash prize of 3000 CHF.

Photo credits: Andrea Otte, Arnaud Corbier and Marc De Schuyter.