Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine have announced the winners of the sixth annual forestry photo contest.

“This year’s contest called for photos that showcased the deep commitment of British Columbia’s forest sector to sustainability and being part of the climate change solution.” said Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO, COFI. “From tree planters in Vanderhoof to foresters in Port McNeill and home builders in Williams Lake, we received photographs from all over B.C., illustrating the pride of workers and community members who are driving innovation in the industry, keeping B.C.’s forests healthy and producing products that are good for the planet. Thank you to all the entrants and congratulations to the prize recipients.”

Of the 46 submissions received, 10 photos have been selected to appear in print, in the January – February edition of CFI magazine.

The top photo winner will also receive a $500 gift card to Home Depot, and the three other winning photographers will receive a runner-up prize of a $75 gift certificate.

All submitted photos and winning photos can be viewed online at:

Overall Winner:

  • Talia Klimmer


  • Nikki-Karyssa Scott
  • Mitchell Cheek
  • Joshua Skinner

Honourable Mentions:

  • Kim Lefebvre
  • Sara Decock
  • Willow Ellsworth
  • Liam Parfitt
  • Erin Thomsen
  • Mithun Shetty

About the BC Council of Forest Industries
The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) represents the majority of lumber, pulp and paper, and manufactured wood producers across the province – an industry that remains a cornerstone of the economy, supporting good jobs and a better quality of life for British Columbians.

COFI advocates for the interests of its members and works with government, First Nations, communities, labour and other partners to promote a healthy, diversified and sustainable forest industry that benefits people and families across BC.

About CFI Magazine
Canadian Forest Industries is one of Canada’s oldest magazines, and together with its web presence keeps Canada’s forest industry up-to-date on the technology, policies, markets, and people that make the industry a world leader.

Media Contact:
Adam McPhee