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Darkness, light and magic win PEFC Italy’s photo contest

Aug 24 2018

Sunrays, wild animals and an La prima lamaenchanted forest star in PEFC Italy’s winning images, chosen out of more than 900 photos entered into the national contest.

Mattia Sarini won first prize for his image ‘La prima lama di luce che taglia il buio della notte’ (The first blade of light that cuts the darkness of the night), taken in Valle Stura in northern Italy.

The silver medal went to Il bosco incontatoRuggero Alberti for his photo ‘Il bosco incantato’ (The enchanted forest). Taken in the Italian Dolomite Mountains, the photo depicts a larch forest emerging from the fog, creating a magical scene.

“Suddenly the wind cleared the fog and revealed the forest below me for a few seconds. When I look at my photo, I see a fairy tale forest, full of magic and mystery,” told Mr. Alberti.

Roberto Roscetti came in thirdCera una volta with his image 'Cera una volta’ (Once upon a time), taken in the Natural Park of Stupinigi in northern Italy, where one can spot a variety of animals.

“On a winter morning, I hid in the bushes and could witness the wonder of nature,” said the photographer.

The Prizes

For first place, Mr. Sarini wins a weekend for two at the Il cielo di Strela farm in a PEFC-certified forest in Parma, including a hiking tour organized by the Trekking Taro and Ceno Group.

Mr. Alberti receives a pair of PEFC-certified wooden sunglasses made by DOLPI, and Mr. Roscetti an experience day for four people at the Fattoria del legno in the province of Vicenza.

All photos entered into the Italian national contest can be seen on Instagram under the hashtag #scattailboscoPEFC.

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

PEFC Italy’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!

Italy’s winners 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: Mattia Sarini, Ruggero Alberti, Roberto Roscetti

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