PEAT Calendar

Pretty Peatlands

Launch of the 2024 PEAT Calendar Photo Contest

The 2024 PEAT Calendar photo submission period is on!! Right on time for the beginning of the field summer season we reveal this year’s calendar’s theme


Watch out for your favourite peatland boardwalk during your peaty adventures outside and send us your photo submission before 31 August 2023.

Please check the rules and requirements below!


We have a preference for the calendar-friendly landscape format! (submission of portrait photos are possible, but please note that the photo will be adjusted to the calendar format).

Please consider high resolution JPG or PNG of at least 1.688 x 1.330 pixel, or even better 3.375 x 2.625 pixel.

Please include a short description (max. 75 words) that will be included as an accompanying text in the calendar. The description should include the coordinates of the site at least the peatland’s name and what country it’s located in.

We invite you to include a second text in your submission which we will use for a special feature of your photo and its background on Twitter in the respective month where this photo will appear in the calendar. In this text you can include everything that you would like to share, i.e. fun facts about the purpose of your visit, the peatland’s history, rare species you saw, etc…

All submissions need to have the following statement included:

I hereby declare that these photos were taken by myself and the submission does not contain any photos previously published or taken by any other individual (except if properly acknowledged in the submission). Other contributors and people seen in the photos are explicitly and properly acknowledged. This submission is made on my own will. Furthermore, I declare the accompanying texts to be the product of my own work. 

By submitting your photos, you agree that we have the right to use the submitted photos in printed materials (the calendar), as well as on our website, and for special features on Twitter. Of course, you will be given the proper credits. Please indicate in your email specifically, in case you don’t wish to have us use your photos for the purposes mentioned above. All profits made from calendar sales will be used to continue our support for Peat ECR through our #PeatNeeds funding scheme or other activities.

Email submissions to no later than 31 August 2023.

The 2023 Peatland ECR Action Team Calendars

That’s right, it’s TWO CALENDARS!!

We couldn’t believe it either! The participation at this year’s calendar-photo-contest left us with too many beautiful peatland pictures for too few 12 months of calendar. To properly honour the amazing submissions, we now offer you TWO stunning peatland calendars – one amazing landscape edition and one stunning macro-photo edition!

Choose from the two versions or get them both and admire the wondrous world of peatlands from afar and close-up all year-round.


Featured contributions:

  1. January – Linda Toča 
  2. February – David Santiago Rocha Cárdenas
  3. March – Raphael Müller 
  4. April – Catherine Moody 
  5. May – Aamir Shezad Khan 
  6. June – Antonin Prijac 
  7. July – Daniel Colson 
  8. August – Evan Schijns 
  9. September – Nicole Sanderson 
  10. October – Giovanni Cappelli 
  11. November – Meike Lemmer 
  12. December – Dana Druka

The MACRO-PHOTO Calendar

Featured contributions:

  1. January – Meike Lemmer
  2. February – Aamir Shezad Khan
  3. March –  David Edmonds
  4. April – Pia Benaud
  5. May – Madison Green & Katherine Duchesneau 
  6. June – Alexis Stansfield 
  7. July – Iuliia Burdun 
  8. August – Richa Marwaha
  9. September – Meike Lemmer 
  10. October – Evan Schijns 
  11. November – Daniel Coathup 
  12. December – Nicole Sanderson

All profits from calendar sales go directly to supporting early career peatland researchers. Check out our PeatNeeds microfunding program and see how PeatECR around the globe can benefit.

Winners of the 2022 photo contest

Congratulations to the three winners of this year’s photo contest for the best peatland pictures.

David Santiago Rocha Cárdenas

The Valle de los Cojines Peatland is in the northeast branch of the Cordillera de los Andes in Colombia. This peatland is located at Cocuy National Natural Park and is a peatland under threat due to climate change and cattle ranching. Scientists at the Laboratory of Ecosystems and Climate Change (LECC) at Pontifical Xaverian University study this site and estimate peat depth as well as carbon dioxide and methane fluxes.

Dana Druka

We visited this site in the Flow Country, in the North of the Scottish Mainland in December 2021 as my first fieldwork trip after starting my PhD in October. I am researching peatland chemistry in the hope of finding a way to monitor peatland health using a more sustainable method than taking peat cores: teabags! We bury the tea bags, then collect them three months later and look at how they have changed at the molecular level. It is a real privilege to visit these sites, and definitely one of my favourite parts about my work! Having been on more trips since, it has been really special to see a whole host of wildlife as well as how the sites change throughout the year.

David Edmonds

The Western Australian Pitcher Plant (Cephalotus follicularis) is a botanical unicorn, found only in the south-west region of Western Australia. It grows in peatlands alongside many endemic orchids, sedges, rushes and shrubs.

The very first Peatland ECR Action Team Calendar 2022!!

This calendar contains 13 stunning landscape photos and nine captivating macro shots inviting you to dream about the fascinating peatland scenery across four continents.

All profits from calendar sales go directly to supporting early career peatland researchers. See how peat ECR around the globe benefit from our PeatNeeds microfunding program.

Featured photos of the 2022 PEAT Calendar submitted by:
Front Cover – Mélina Guêné-Nanchen
Back Cover – Meg Schmidt
January – Alistair Lockett
February – Jonny Ritson
March – Armando Sepulveda-Jauregui
April – Britta Sannel
May – Martina Schlaipfer
June – Laura Chasmer
July – Dave Reed
August – Clarice Perryman
September – Edgar Karofeld
October – Roxane Andersen
November – Romina Llanos López
December – Richa Marwaha, Edgar Karofeld, Rachel Kendall, Magda Steele, Dave Reed, Adam Johnston, Laura Chasmer, Nate Anderson

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