TreeofTheYear Nepal concludes with winner announcement by Creasion Nepal and United Nations Volunteers - UNV Nepal

TreeofTheYear Nepal concludes with winner announcement by Creasion Nepal and United Nations Volunteers - UNV Nepal


Tree of the Year Nepal 2020 organized annually by CREASION Nepal and this year in  partnership with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Nepal successfully concluded on October 7, 2020 through a virtual event. The photography contest which was opened on August 19, 2020 received more than 200 entries from all over Nepal.

Tree of the year Nepal affiliated to the Asian Tree of the Year is a continent wide competition with a focus on starting a conversation amongst citizens on the importance of protecting trees and the importance to preserving Asian biodiversity. Similar event as, Asian Tree of the Year is organized by the Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) and European Tree of the Year  is organized by Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation annually. Nepal at it's crucial cross roads in its development, having to balance the need for industrial growth and economic progress while maintaining crucial aspects of social and environmental sustainability. Tree of the Year is organized annually to create and enhance a nationwide conversation on the importance of recognizing and protecting our vial trees.



                              

Tree of the Year Nepal, 2020 had a diverse judging panel - Ranjit Acharya, CEO fo Prisma Advertising, Dr. Chudamani Joshi, Landscape Ecologist and Special Advisor to Embassy of Finland to Nepal, Bikash Karki, President of Photo Journalist Club, Nisha Adhikari, Actress, Beauty queen, Model and VJ and Moon Gurung, Country Representative of United Nations Volunteers Nepal. 

The closing virtual event was also joined by Ghana S Gurung, Country Representative of WWF Nepal where as Dr. Chudamani Joshi shared a presentation on importance of biodiversity and Moon Gurung on Role of Youth in Conservation.6 Other Judging panels Nisha Adhikari and Ranjit Acharya  shared their remarks with the announcement of winners.


The winning photo and story belonged to Kamal BK who had submitted the picture of a Shami Tree of Joginiya, Saptari. Saira Khadka was declared as the first runner up with her photograph of the Peepal Tree of Bhadrakali, Kathmandu. Similarly, Barsha Thapa Magar bagged the third prize with her picture of a Lakuri tree of Dhading. Shiva Prasad Paudel’s photograph of a Salla tree of Manang received the Special Mentions prize. The winning entries will be sent to the continent- wide contest - Asian Tree of the Year and will compete with the winning entries of trees from different Asian countries. They will also be awarded with cash prizes and certificates. 




Tree of the Year Nepal has been organized by CREASION Nepal since 2017 with the motive of encouraging people towards conservation of biodiversity and the trees. Every year the national winner has always emerged as the winner in the international contest as well. 


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