New York State Photo Contest Winners Announced

Department of Environmental Conservation - New York State
Dec 1 2011

In honor of , The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests kicked off the Celebrating New York's Forests Photo Contest. This contest was an effort to increase awareness of and appreciation for all types of forests, urban and rural, large and small, public and privately owned, across the state.

Announced December 1, 2011, the winning photos in 6 categories are:

Nature: by Joanne Hihn

Enjoying the Forest: by Michael Linse

Trees Where We Live: by Michael Linse

Forest Products: by Michael Fey

State-owned Forests: by Wayne Jones

Commissioner's Choice: by Wells Horton

We would like to congratulate all of our photographers. We received more than 530 amazing photos.

See Who Celebrated the Year of Forests


Campaign Highlights

  • The official U.S. celebration of IYOF, “Celebrate Forests. Celebrate Life.” launched on March 1, 2011 in DC.
  • 115 events were held in 34 states and 1 territory.
  • Two states and one town made official IYOF proclamations.
  • First Annual National Walk in the Woods Day was held on May 21, 2011.
  • IYOF Photography Fellow visits 6 states and is documented in Huffington Post and Grist.
  • UNEP and UN Ambassador Don Cheadle creates "Supporting Forests" PSA.

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