Since 2010 we have held an annual Photographic Competition. However, lack of interest in 2016 meant that we rolled the few over to the following year so the last competition covered the years 2016/7.

In 2016/7 there were 31 entrants who submitted over 100 photographs. From these, a shortlist of 52 were selected and printed for display on the FSW Open Day on 10th September 2017 when the public were invited to participate in a secret ballot to select the winners. Over 70 visitors voted and the winners are:

First Prize - Iridescence by Philip Murray-Pearce 

Second Prize - Peanut with his Chestnuts by Lisa Dervish 

Third Prize - Male Roe Deer by Ernie Thomason 

Cash prizes were donated by an anonymous benefactor - to whom sincere thanks! (Many thanks to all the winners for donating a portion of their prize money to FSW.)

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

2nd - Peanut with his Chestnuts by Lisa Dervish 

Get snapping now for the next Competition!! 

Each entrant may submit up to 6 photographs taken in Selsdon Woods between 20th August 2017 and 19th August 2018. As usual the winners will be chosen by a secret ballot of the visitors to the FSW Open Day in September 2018. Winners 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 to 219 Osward, Courtwood Lane, Croydon. CR0 9HG.

 1st - Iridescence by Philip Murray-Pearce

3rd - Male Roe Deer by Ernie Thomason

Include the entry form (below) 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.

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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