WHY is this contest being offered? Forests are amazing! They provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. They also provide jobs – and a lot of them! This is your chance to explore the diverse employment opportunities that await you in the forest sector. From logger to forester and from sawmill worker to human resources administrator or company CEO, the forest sector offers high-demand employment with living wages, benefits, and a good quality of life. 


The contest organizers want to hear your perspectives on these jobs, and they hope that you may consider working in the forest sector someday.


WHO may participate? Students ages 14-18 from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. Students may submit entries as individuals or work with other students as a team.


WHAT is the purpose of the contest? You are invited to make a video that creatively provides information about the value of one or more jobs in the forest sector. Winning videos will be shared with others through websites, social media, and other venues.


WHAT are the prizes?

  • GRAND PRIZE (one awarded): $1000

  • SECOND PLACE (one awarded): $500

  • THIRD PLACE (one awarded): $250

  • FINALIST (up to twelve awarded): $100

Prize winners are chosen from the 12 finalists.


WHEN may I enter? Entries are accepted between September 1, 2021, and April 15, 2022. Winners will be announced May 1, 2022.

HOW do I participate?

  • Read through the Judging Rubric so you know what is expected and how the videos will be judged.

  • At least one interview with a forestry professional must be conducted in researching your video.

  • You should consult several other sources of information during your research. Start here.

  • Consider engaging and creative ways to communicate through video, such as storytelling, news segment, movie trailer, animation, music video, commercial – or another idea you have.

  • Review the Official Rules. By participating or attempting to participate in this contest, you are deemed to have received, understood, and agreed to these Official Rules.

  • Plan and make a video up to 90 seconds long that creatively portrays the value of one or more career in the forest sector. The video must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material. (See Official Rules for more details.)

  • Upload your video to YouTube as an Unlisted video. Need help?

  • Complete the Entry Form and submit the URL for your video between September 1, 2021 and April 15, 2022.

  • You may submit up to two (2) videos per person or team.

  • If your video is selected as a finalist, you must submit completed and signed Parent Permission Form and Actor Release Form.