Every year, we host an annual youth contest celebrating the importance of forests in our daily lives, from parks to homes to Indigenous cultural values. $150 cash prizes are awarded to winners. Click details below for contest entry requirements or scroll down. View a selection of previous winners in the carousel below.

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National Forest Week


Open to all Canadian youths aged 5-18. Three winners will be from BC with one additional winner selected from across Canada.

  • Participants must include:

    • Their name

    • Home mailing address (for prize cheque)

    • Phone & email address (or parent contact)

    • Grade, teacher and school name

  • All student submissions must be their original photography, artwork or video.

    • Photos & videos should note the date and locations.

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2022 Theme: Canada’s Forests - Solutions for a Changing Climate

Submissions should depict how our forests can serve as solutions for our changing climate.

Some examples are: carbon dioxide removal from the air, conservation areas (parks) to enjoy,  animal habitats, sustainably harvested wood to build our homes, (remember cut trees grow back) and Indigenous cultural history.

  • By participating in this contest, entrants agree that their names and submissions can be published in local media and on FORED social media channels.

  • All entrants qualify for complimentary, honourary youth membership at FORED BC.

  • All artistic mediums accepted: i.e. pencil, crayon, paint, mural, collage, photos etc.

  • Only winners will be notified.

  • Mailed submissions cannot be returned.

  • For large video files, use the free emailer WeTransfer (no sign-in required).

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DEADLINE: Oct. 28, 2022

Submission info:

All entries may be submitted electronically (.jpg, .png, .pdf, .mp4 OR .MOV all acceptable) to education(at) Minimum 3 MB (no blurry photos please). Or by mail: #213 4481 W 10th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6R 4R8.

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