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The "Las2017" photography awards handed out

Deputy Minister, Andrzej Konieczny handed out the awards to the winners of the ‘Las2017’ photo contest. The event was organised on the occasion of the ‘Las2017’ international conference held in Poland.

The photo contest was intended for the students of forestry schools under the supervision of the Minister of the Environment. The submitted photographs fell into three categories:

  • Category No 1: ‘Poland’s forest landscape’ – photographs depicting the landscapes of Poland’s forests at various stages of their life (eg. seedlings, young forests, mature stands);
  • Category No 2: ‘The fauna and flora species in Poland’s forests’ – photographs of animals and plants occurring in the Polish forests;
  • Category No 3 ‘A man in the forest’ – photographs presenting a positive relationship between a man and Poland’s forests.

‘I am proud of the Polish young people who presented Poland’s nature and forests in such a unique way. It is our common good which we all need to take care of’, stressed Deputy Minister Andrzej Konieczny, while awarding the prizes.

Photo contest results

The main prize for the best photograph went to Sebastian Bajorek from the Technical Forestry School in Lesko for the photo entitled ‘Bieszczady State Forests’.

Category No 1: ‘Poland’s forest landscape’

1st place – Adrianna Janczak from the Technical Forestry School in Biłgoraj, for the photo entitled ‘Winter’.
2nd place – Bartosz Gajda from the Technical Forestry School in Milicz, for the photo entitled ‘Full moon’.
3rd place – Jan Uran from the Technical Forestry School in Goraj, for the photo entitled ‘Szczawnica’.
Honorary mention went to Kamil Truszkiewicz, from the Technical Forestry School in Warcin, for the photo entitled ‘Deer paradise'.

Category No 2: ‘The fauna and flora species in Poland’s forests’

1st place – Dawid Fikus, from the Technical Forestry School in Warcin, for the photo entitled ‘ A lantern in the dark’.
2nd place – Jakub Miszczyszyn from the Technical Forestry School in Lesko, for the photo entitled ‘The Rosalia longicorn’.
3rd place – Bartosz Gajda from the Technical Forestry School in Milicz, for the photo entitled ‘The hair moss-covered forest’.

Honorary mentions went to Oktawian Konefke, from the Technical Forestry School in Warcin, for the photo entitled ‘With the eyes fixed on the camera lens’, Kamil Truszkiewicz, from the Technical Forestry School in Warcin, for the photo entitled ‘A curious stag’ and Adrianna Janczak, from the Technical Forestry School in Biłgoraj, for the photo entitled ‘The treecreeper’.

Category No 3: ‘A man in the forest’

1st Place – Patryk Skrzypiec, from the Technical Forestry School in Goraj, for the photo entitled ‘A forest path’.
2nd place – Sebastian Bajorek, from the Technical Forestry School in Lesko, for the photo entitled ‘Logging’.

On the ‘Las2017’ Conference

The ‘Las2017’ Conference is a Joint Session of the UNECE Committee of Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI), and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC). The joint session is held in Poland for the first time. It is a very important event for our country because, in 2017, the 70th anniversary of the UNECE/FAO co-operation is celebrated.

This year’s ‘Las2017’ conference is held under the theme of ‘Forests, our common good. Strengthening the sustainable development goals in the light of the Paris Agreement’. The event is hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Poland.

The Ministers of Environment and Forestry are taking part in the conference dedicated to the forest sector, as well as the representatives of the world of science, of the national and foreign forest industry and the NGOs from more than 50 countries.

The ‘Las2017’ session is accompanied by the celebration of the 4th European Forest Week.

‘Within its framework, Poland has planned a series of events showing the richness of Poland’s nature. Those interested in the event can take part in educational activities in 10 forest districts or in the ‘open days’ organised by the national parks. Moreover, at Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science, there is an exhibition promoting forests’, said Deputy Minister, Andrzej Konieczny, at the opening the European Forest Week.

The conference is held in Warsaw on 9-13 October 2017. For more information visit http://las2017.pl/en (This link will open in a new window).

 

 

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