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Here are the Italian winners of the PEFC photo contest!

Jul 18 2017

Primo classificato concorso PEFC min“With more than 850 photos entered into our competition, it was hard work for our judges to choose the three winning photos,” said Antonio Brunori, National Secretary of PEFC Italy, as he announced the Italian winners of the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest.

The first placed image was 'Faggio… tra luce ed ombra' (beech... between light and shade) by Marco Bertolini, taken in the stunning Antola Natural Regional Park in Genoa, Italy.

“Walking through the beautiful woods of the Antola Park, I came across a magnificent specimen of Mucidula mucida (Porcelain Fungus)!” said Mr. Bertolini.

“Typical of sustainable and mature woods, this mushroom grows and develops within the dead beech tree trunks, although it can also be found on oaks and conifers.”

Mr. Bertolini wins a weekend for two in Stenico, a village in Trentino, including participation a photographic workshop.

The runners up

Secondo classificato concorso PEFC minIn second place was ‘Prime luci del giorno' (first morning lights) by Stefania Urbini. This beautiful picture features lake Landro in the Tre Cime Nature Park of Northern Italy.

Ms. Urbini wins a PEFC-certified wooden work desk by Palm Design.

‘Autunno nella foresta' (Autumn in the forest) by Marco Bertolini came third, winning a set of handicraft wooden photo frames made by Orsi Cornici.

Terzo classificato concorso PEFC min“I've always loved to hike during the misty autumn days, I like to observe how the woods live after the summer break,” commented Mr. Bertolini.

“The symbol of this rebirth is the fire salamander, a legendary amphibian that with its colors warns the predators of its poison.”

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

These three winning images join the winning photos from the other 22 national PEFC photo contests for the chance to win the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award!

Taking place around the world, these national contests all ran at the same time: from Earth Day to World Environment Day. In total, we received more than 11,000 photos!

The winner of international contest will receive a trip to Helsinki, Finland to attend the 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week or a cash prize of 3000 CHF.