Sophie Zaldy, a Grade 6 student at Ecole Central Elementary, has won a provincial artwork and photography award as part of National Forest Week.
FORED BC Society sponsored its annual National Forest Week youth artwork and photography contest, with this year's theme 'Healthy Forests - Healthy Future' to mark the 100th anniversary of this event. A healthy forest is a vital contributor to a healthy life, from oxygen production to creating jobs, and providing recreational and spiritual enjoyment.
Entries were received from youths ages five to 18 from across British Columbia, and cash prizes were awarded to four youth winners, including Sophie's work of a lush and vibrant waterfall.
“From stunning photos of owls, which can be indicator species for a healthy ecosystem, to colourful and intricate artwork, these students’ original submissions really captured the imagination,” Victor Godin, FORED’s Educational Director, said in a release. “What a fitting tribute for this 100-year anniversary of National Forest Week.”
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