CHANGE in Wood Culture Photo Contest 2019 by World Wood Day

 

Change in Wood Culture Photo Contest

CHANGE in Wood Culture Photo Contest

Deadline: January 15, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $300, $1,800, $2,500, participation in the exhibition

Organized by World Wood Day.

We’re living in a rapidly changing world, people make changes to improve their life, to inherit and preserve their culture, to enhance their living environment and nature.

That being said, the contest is looking for photographs that can best represent what has been changed to people’s perception of wood use and how the change is affecting the world today.

Categories

  • People
    Observe the difference of wood use in the past and present
  • Heritage
    Delve into the course of preserving wood culture
  • Environment
    Explore the impact on nature in terms of the wood usage today

Website of Photo Contest: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2019photocontest.php

World Wood Day Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Melody for Means, © Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India, Grand Prize Winner, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Melody for Means
© Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India
Grand Prize Winner

 

People Category Winners

Woodsy Fancy, © Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India, 1st Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Woodsy Fancy
© Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India
1st Place

A wandering carpenter who sells his merchandise to village people is busy preparing them in a roadside forest while a stray girl is fancifully eyeing at herself in his mirror.

 

© Woods for life, Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar [Burma], 2nd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Woods for life
© Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar [Burma]
2nd Place
A woman gathering woods from the little forest near Inle Lake, Myanmar. People living near the forest gathering woods for the use of building their houses and fire.

 

Küfe, © Leyla Emektar, Turkey, 3rd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Küfe
© Leyla Emektar, Turkey
3rd Place

Wood is used in basket making. Basket is important for transporting the crops of the villagers.

 

Heritage Category Winners

Reminiscing Traditional Wooden Boat, © Ferdous Shabbir, Bangladesh, 1st Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Reminiscing Traditional Wooden Boat
© Ferdous Shabbir, Bangladesh
1st Place

A former boat man reminiscing his love standing on the wreak. traditional wooden boats are rapidly disappearing and becoming a thing of the past because of metal boats. Once loved and glorious, this is a picture of the remaining hull of a traditional wooden schooner waiting to be weathered out.

 

Melody for Means, © Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India, 2nd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Melody for Means
© Somenath Mukhopadhyay, India
2nd Place

An old tribal man is playing an age-old stringed instrument made of wood and his grandson is listening to the melody. Shot at Birbhum, West Bengal in India.

 

Bayanihan Spirit, © Raniel Castañeda, Philippines, 3rd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Bayanihan Spirit
© Raniel Castañeda, Philippines
3rd Place

Bayanihan is a core essence of the Filipino culture. It is helping out one’s neighbor as a community, and doing a task together, thus lessening the workload and making the job easier. It is also called the ‘community spirit’. It is best exhibited when people wish to move locations in the rural area. The traditional Filipino house, the ‘bahay-kubo’, can be moved using wooden poles which are carried from the old place to the new one. This requires a group of people to lift and carry the house on their shoulders. Able-bodied men usually participated in such feats, while women stood and watched, casually chatting and cheering the men on. Afterwards, there will be a small gathering as a form of celebration and socialization.

 

Environment Category Winners

Family, © Leyla Emektar, Turkey, 1st Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Family
© Leyla Emektar, Turkey
1st Place

Family in the window at home.

 

Drought, © Ngoc Anh Bach, Vietnam, 2nd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Drought
© Ngoc Anh Bach, Vietnam
2nd Place

Mother and son of Lach – ethnic minority people living in LangBian Plateau, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam – are carrying firewood through dry fields. Before that, they had to cut the pine trees in the woods for getting the oily wood. They sell them for their livelihood, and people use them to ignite for cooking. This is a longstanding habit of indigenous minorities though not serious but also acts of deforestation.

Forest is not only a national resource but also a natural lung of human life. Without effective protection and exploitation of forests, or the use of free forests for agricultural development, unpredictable consequences such as floods, droughts and climate change… will be affected. This will only lead to poverty and disease.

 

Wooden Connection, © Robert Anton Aparente, Philippines, 3rd Place, World Wood Day Photo Contest
Wooden Connection
© Robert Anton Aparente, Philippines
3rd Place

When humans first started finding ways how to bridge rivers and hard terrains at different environment, wood represented one of the most used and common materials for building bridges.

 

Next Photo Contest:
WPPI Annual Print Competition
WPPI Annual Print Competition

 

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