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National Stages of YPEF start soon – check the details

ypef  07/02/2013

Already in March the YPEF national stage contests will be held in some of the countries. Below please find the important dates concerning national stages in Portugal, Estonia, Greece, Poland and Hungary.

Portugal: Registration for the contest open until: 16th of April, First test (qualifications) – 19th of April, Second test (national final) – 3rd of May. Estonia: 1st stage (qualifications) – 6th of March, 2nd stage (national final) – 25th of March. Greece: National stage – 20th of April. Poland: Registration for the contest open until: 26th of February, First test (qualifications) – 20th of March, Second test (national final) – 21st of May. Hungary: Registration for the contest open until: 15th of February, First test (qualifications) – 21st  of March, Second test (national final) – 1st of June.

Information about contests in other countries will follow soon.

Changes in educational materials.

Dear participants of YPEF contest,

on 1st of February we made slight changes in the YPEF Booklet III edition, that is published on YPEF website. The changes were limited to the page no. 110 and concerned statistical data on organization of forestry in Poland. Those of you who printed the booklet before this date please be aware that you need to replace this one page.

Good luck and have fun learning for the contest!
YPEF International Commission.

Photo contest – are you leaving for winter holidays? Send us a picture of winter forest.

The rules of the contest you can find in the tab photo mini contest This year there will be 3 further editions, and the results of  individual participants will be summed  up. Those best in total classification (sum of points from four editions) will be additionally rewarded at the end of the year. See the rewarded photos from 2012 as well as the gallery of last year’s photos .


Photo. Kamil Widuch "Tough road" (one of the distinguished photo from 2012)

Tell your younger colleagues – drawing competition for children – the works can be sent to Brussels only by 15th February!

LET´S GO PAINTING! Drawing competition "What is the forest for me" Only until 15th February you can send works to Brussels in the drawing competition for children, organized by the EU Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development. The competition is addressed for children at the age of 6-10 years. Young participants are requested to make a drawing (A4 format) expressing their vision of the competition theme. There can be a caption (up to 5 lines) written on the drawing, preferably in English, but other languages are admissible. The winner will receive a new iPad and a trip to Brussels (together with parents or tutors). Full information you can find on the website under the tab

We finished the third question in the Forest Quiz

We know the results concerning the Lithuanian question in the Forest Quiz. For more information please see where you will find also a short film of Prof. Dudek.

Final Stage YPEF III in Portugal!

We already know the date and venue of the final of III edition of YPEF contest. It will be held on 25th and 26th of September 2013 in the ‘Peneda-Gerês’ National Park, in Gerês (North of Portugal). The arriving day will be 24th September and the departure day 27th of September.

We wish you all to meet in Portugal!

YPEF International Commission.