Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education 2.0

The Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education 2.0

The IUFRO-IFSA Joint Task Force on Forest Education, with the collaboration of Reforestamos and WRI, is organizing the second Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education. The competition seeks to recognize the innovative work of educators teaching about forests and to share these practices with educators, foresters, students, and the general public to promote best practices developed during the COVID-19 pandemic through the present.

Submission deadline: 30 November 2023
(For other deadlines, please see further down)


  • Only individuals and self-nominations
  • Individuals should claim intellectual property of the material
  • Pictures and videos of the practice should be attached. Video, if any, can be in the local language with English subtitles and credits to the authors.
  • Submissions can be in English, French, Spanish (UN Languages) and Portuguese
  • Practices should have been implemented in class since 2020, with continued application in post-pandemic education.
  • We will shortlist 6 practices and will announce it before 21 March  2024 (before International Day of Forests).  Two shortlisted practices will be announced as winners.

Selection Criteria

  • Full application
  • Ability to be implemented
  • Replicability of the material
  • Evidence of effectiveness (e.g., students’ evaluation)
  • The submission should be relevant to forest science
  • The submission demonstrates significant innovativeness in teaching concepts of forest science


  • Last date for submission: 30 November 2023 
  • Evaluation of submission: 1 November 2023 - 20 March 2024 
  • Announcement of shortlisted practices: 21 March 2024 

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Outstanding Practices in Forest Education

Past winners

Send comments to Annie Biju (Task Force Coordinator)