Winners of Chilean photo contest impress with magnificent forest landscapes

Certfor/PEFC Chile have chosen the winners of their 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ national photo contest. Have a look and discover the beauty of Chile's forests!

Winners of Chilean photo contest impress with magnificent forest landscapes

7 September 2020 Forests in photos

We are delighted to present the impressive winning images of Certfor/PEFC Chile’s 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest.

The Chilean jury chose the three winners out of more than 1,700 photos that entered the national contest. The winning images show impressive landscapes and wildlife in Chile’s forests.

“I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the photos, from both the technical and the morphologic and symbolic aspect,” said Constanza Nuñez, professional photographer and one of the jurors.

“What touched me most is the profound love for nature and forests that we can see in the photos. Thank you for this window in these times of confinement!”

The winning images

The winner of Chile’s photo contest is Guillermo Feuerhake with his image ‘Neblina otoñal’ (‘Autumn mist’), taken in Conguillío National Park in Araucanía, Chile.

“I took my photo on a very cold morning. The sun was warming the forest and the mist started to rise among the araucaria trees showing the beautiful autumn colours,” explained the winning photographer.

Guisel Soto Campos came in second with her photo ‘Entre deshielos y bosque Patagón’ (‘Between thaw and the Patagonian forest’), taken in the Queulat National Park in Chile.

“After a long family walk surrounded by the Andean Patagonian flora and fauna, we captured and appreciated this unique glacier, that is in constant retreat,” she explains.

Oscar Fuentes took third place with his photo ‘Puma’, taken in Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile.

The prizes

For first place, Mr Feuerhake receives $800.000 Chilean pesos and a scholarship from Escuela de Fotoarte de Chile (Photography School of Chile).

Ms Campos wins $400.000 Chilean pesos and Mr Fuentes $200.000 Chilean pesos.

Discover more photos entered into Chile’s contest on Instagram under the hashtag #SomosParteDelBosque2020!

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

Certfor/PEFC Chile’s contest was one of 12 national photo contests run by PEFC members. For the fourth time, we invited photographers and forest lovers to enter their images into the national photo contests, and received 7800 photos from forests around the world!

Besides winning a fantastic national prize, the best photos from the national contests will enter the international contest. The overall winner will be announced in November and will receive a cash prize of 2000 CHF. The top 12 photos will be featured in the 2021 PEFC photo calendar.


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