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National Stage in Portugal - 28th of May 2014

In Portugal the YPEF Contest is organized by Forestis – Associação Florestal de Portugal.

On the 28th of May was determined the Portuguese National Winning Team, composed by João Mota, João Marques and João Pereira, from the Escola Profissional Mariana Seixas, from district of Viseu, who were accompanied by the English teacher, Mrs. Elisabete Gomes Marques.


Due to a tie in the 2nd Part, this edition of the contest had 3 parts:

1st Part (24th of April): text answering a list of 50 prepared questions about European forests and one development question about Portuguese Forests More Info »

National Stage in Poland

In Poland the contest is organized by Forest Friends Association with the support of the “State Forests” National Forest Holding.


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National Stage Contest YPEF in Lithuania – 22nd of May 2014!


The National Stage Contest took place on 22nd of May 2014 at the Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Kaunas).


In Lithuania the YPEF National Stage of the Contest was organized by the Union of Lithuanian Foresters and Directorate General of State Forests under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania. More Info »

National Stage Contest in Austria

The National Stage Contest took place on 21st of March 2014 
(10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) at the Technical Forestry High School Bruck / Mur (Styria), Dr. Theodor Körnerstrasse 44, 8600 Bruck / Mur.

In Austria the Contest was organized by the Union of Austrian Foresters
The Contest language was Englisch.

The Contest has two parts:
1st part: Test (answering a list of preapared questions about European forests)
2nd part: short PP-presentation of „Different issues about Austrian Forest`s”

Participants are students from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes (apr. 100 students) - Forestry High School. (2a and 2b, 3a and 3b, 4a and 4b)

Results of photo contest "Coniferous Forest"!!!


We would like to thank all of you who have sent photos to the contest "Coniferous forest".  Our Jury have had really hard time choosing the best photos – each and every photo was great and in its own way unique!  So once again big thanks for your efforts and keep it up!

Below we present the results: 

First place:
Mateusz Piesiak - Scots pines in the environment

Second place:
Dawid Przystupski - Scots pine in natural environment

Third place:
Eryk Niedbała - Ice spruces

Additional awards goes to:

Liliana Pereira - Portuguese pine
Ewa Kłudkowska - Scots pine; Common juniper
Aleksandra Barnaś - The spruce lungs of the Earth: Spruce twig
Gabriela Fieducik - PINE
Konrad Rżany - in the eye of a fir
Roksana Maciąga - Norway sprut



Full table of contest results here

Gallery of photos – Coniferous forest 


IV edition of YPEF contest is starting

Take part in 4th edition of YPEF contest!

Below you can find the new educational materials and the rules of the 4th edition of the contest.


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