Since 2010 we have held an annual Photographic Competition. However, lack of interest in 2016 meant that we have now decided to hold the event biennially so the next competition will cover the years 2016/7 - see below for details of how to enter. 

In 2015 there were 15 entrants who submitted over 60 photographs. From these, a shortlist of 42 were selected and printed for display on the FSW Open Day on 13th September 2015 when the public were invited to participate in a secret ballot to select the winners. Almost 100 visitors voted and the winners are:

First Prize - of £50 - Goldcrest by Tony Flecchia taken in Court Wood with a Canon SX40HS on 27/4/15. (Tony has donated his prize to the FSW - many thanks Tony!)

Second Prize - of £20 - Large Fungi by Mark Shoesmith taken in Green Hill Shaw with a Nikon D7000 on 6/2/15.

Third Prize - of £10 - The Eye of the Hornet by Mark Shoesmith taken in Steven's Walk with a Nikon D7000 on 5/10/14.

Cash prizes (£50 first, £20 second and £10 third) were donated by an anonymous benefactor - to whom sincere thanks! Prizewinners also won a voucher, kindly donated by our sponsor, Snappy Snaps of Croydon. (The photo below shows an example of what this voucher will buy you - the b&w photo was not taken in our wood!).

The 3 winners are shown here and all the other shortlisted photographs are shown below. Also see below for winning and shortlisted photographs from past years.


Get snapping now for the 2016/7 Competition!! 

Each entrant may submit up to 6 photographs taken in Selsdon Woods between 20th August 2015 and 19th August 2017. As usual the winners will be chosen by a secret ballot of the visitors to the FSW Open Day in September 2017.

Please submit your photographs to our competition organiser, Heather Govier, either in electronic format by email to selsdonwood@gmail.com or as prints to 219 Osward, Courtwood Lane, Croydon. CR0 9HG.

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

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 1st - Goldcrest by Tony Flecchia

Tony's photo was used on the cover of The Selsdon gazette October 2015

2nd Large Fungi by Mark Shoesmith

3rd The Eye of the Hornet by Mark Shoesmith

 

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 www.shoeyphoto.com/blog/2014/9/5/selsdon-wood-photo-competition 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