Video Contest

Winners announcement:

1st place

Maria Perlado (Spain)
I would like to highlight with this video the importance of wood, not only in the past, where it played a key role but also today. Precisely nowadays, in a world in constant evolution full of new technology and polluting materials, wood is key to the sustainability of the planet. Wood is renewable and ecological. Taking care of our forests and using wood is possible. With a responsible use, and a sustainable forestry management, using wood is opting for the environment. That is why I believe that a change must be made around the value of wood, promoting and raising the culture of wood, and not labeling it as a material of the past. Using wood is moving towards a sustainable future.

2nd place

Patricia Izah Benipayo (Philippines)
Wood has been around for many years, and has proven its use in homes, buildings, and other infrastructures. It has been used as doors, chairs, tables, time and time again. However, as technology evolved, the usage of wood also expanded, and wood-processing has been done in order to produce everyday-needs like paper, plywood, fuel, and others. Now, as our demands increase and our resources deplete, there is an even greater need for wood today. With this, we can choose to continue innovating such useful, timeless, and versatile material like wood, by aiding in its sustenance. With great effort, the effect of our technological and cultural shift to wood use can be for its betterment and sustainability, just as what the usage of wood has done for us.

3rd place

Nikolay Nikolov (Bulgaria)
With this video, we want to show how educating our children to take care of the nature can change our future in a better direction, and can make us better people.

Honorable Mentions


Viny Wardatur Rosy Rozana (Indonesia)
Over millennia, forests and wood have coexisted with all creatures to build mutualism that enabled them to survive. As the time goes by and the cutting-edge technology comes, wood has its value increased. In ancient times, wood was used mostly because of its practical function. Now, humans see wood as material that has unique and aesthetic value. Wood is no longer only for building house, it has been penetrated the world of fashion and art. According to the data rerecorded by FAO, wood-based production is increasing every year and likely to continue due to global economic development and higher demand for renewable energy. The increase of requests for wood raw materials cover almost all the type of the products, including: roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels, fiber furnish, paper and paperboard, charcoal, and pellets. Wood has never changed, providing every need of the organisms from the time of our ancestors, recent, and the future of our generations.

Ashild Samseth (Norway)
We are all dependent on the woods of our planet to survive. Without it, we cannot breath and our hearts will stop beating. Sadly stories from the past gives a dreadful look at how it can go when we forget what is really important. "Tragedy of the Commons" is a story about Man and his struggles to achieve what he needs and wants in life. Based on a real historic event, the simple story sheds light on a big and pressing problem of the world today.

Most Popular Award

Azim Khan Ronnie (Bangladesh)
As monsoon looms over Manikgani, Bangladesh the boat makers in the district have been very busy building boats which are widely used as vessels in rural areas during this season. The demand for Dingi and Khosa Nauka (small boat) has increased for regular movement of people in flood-prone areas here. A normal quality boat is sold at BDT Tk 2,500 to 5,000. Buyers from outside the district, including Savar and Aminbazar of Dhaka, throng Ghior haat to purchase boats.
Hundreads of wooden boats are arranged in flower shapes, ready to carry workers from the outskirts to their jobs in the center of the city. The enormous groups of boats in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, which is the third most densely populated city in the world, home to 17 million people. The pictures were taken in the Sadarghat area, on the banks of the Buriganga river, which is used as a route into Dhaka city for millions of workers. The boats were clustered in groups.


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