Since 2010 we have held an annual Photographic Competition. 

In 2018 there were 19 entrants who submitted over 100 photographs. From these, a shortlist of 48 were selected and printed for display on the FSW Open Day on 9th September 2018 when the public were invited to participate in a secret ballot to select the winners. Over 80 visitors voted and the winners are:

First Prize £50 - Time Machine by David Pinkney 

Second Prize £20 - Meadow Flight by Philip Murray-Pearce

Third Prize Equal £10 - Peacock Butterfly by Tony Flecchia & Jet in the Bluebells by Lee Butcher

Cash prizes were funded by an anonymous benefactor - to whom sincere thanks! Thanks too to both 3rd prize winners who donated their winnings back to FSW:-))

The winners are shown here and all the other shortlisted photographs in the gallery below. Also see below for winning and shortlisted photographs from past years.

3rd=  Jet in the Bluebells by Lee Butcher

Get snapping now for Next Year's Competition!! 

Each entrant may submit up to 6 photographs taken in Selsdon Woods between 20th August 2018 and 19th August 2019. As usual the winners will be chosen by a secret ballot of the visitors to the FSW Open Day in September. Winners will receive cash prizes of £50 first, £20 second and £10 third.

Please submit your photographs to our competition organiser, Heather Govier, either in electronic format by email to or as prints (max. size 8” x 6”) to 219 Osward, Courtwood Lane, Croydon. CR0 9HG.

Include the entry form (right) or the following information:

  • your name, address, email address and phone number
  • for each photo:- a title and details of where and when taken and with what camera.

By entering the competition you agree that your photographs may be used and displayed by the FSW.

 1st - Time Machine by David Pinkney 

2nd - Meadow Flight by Philip Murray-Pearce

3rd= Peacock Butterfly by Tony Flecchia

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2018 Competition 
 45 other Shortlisted Photographs (in alphabetical order of photographer)
2016/17 Competition - Winners 
and 49 other Shortlisted Photographs (in alphabetical order of photographer)


2015 Competition - Winners and 39 other Shortlisted Photographs

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2014 Competition -  Winners and 40 other Shortlisted Photographs
2013 Competition - Winners and other Shortlisted Photographs
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See also Mark Shoesmith's blog at which explains how he came to be runner up in last year's competition and that his photo "Nowhere to Go" is now the cover photo for the FSW 2015 Calendar.

2012 Competition - Winners and Other Shortlisted Photographs

The winners (Senior and Junior) are the first in the gallery.
Where no age is given the photographer may be assumed to have entered the Senior competition

2011 Competition - Winners and Other Shortlisted Photographs

2010 Competition - Winners and Other Shortlisted Photographs