Photo Competition 2023 - Results

1st Place £50 - Roe Deer and Fawn by Ruth Budd taken 6/6/23

2nd Place £20 - Did Somebody Say Just Eat? by Scott McCulloch taken 2/6/23

3rd Place £10 - Peanut my little Branch Manager by Lisa Dervish taken 6/3/23

We were delighted to be able to hold our Photo Competition again this year and there was lots of activity at the display stand. Twenty people entered the competition, many sending all six permitted photos. It was thus necessary to draw up a shortlist. This comprised 45 photographs which were shown at Open Day with all visitors invited to vote for their three favourites. Most said how hard it was to choose amongst such superb photographs. Voting was close but by the end of the day we had a first (shown above), second and third (shown to the right).
Congratulations to all our winners!!!
The winners and all 42 other shortlisted entries are shown in the gallery below. 

Also see further down the page for winning and shortlisted photographs from past years (competitions have been held since 2010).

A big thank you to everyone who entered and all those who voted.

Get snapping now for the 2024 Competition!! 

Each entrant may submit up to 6 photographs taken in Selsdon Woods between 20th August 2023 and 19th August 2024. 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.

Closing date  - 20th August 2024.

Please submit your photographs to our competition organiser, Heather Govier, in electronic format by email to or via the FSW Facebook page. Please send full sized images (not reduced edits). Alternatively you could submit prints to Heather Govier, 219 Osward, Courtwood Lane, Croydon. CR0 9HG.

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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2023 Competition - Winners and 42 other Shortlisted Photographs

2022 Competition

Sadly, the 2022 Photo Competition had to be cancelled. After a bumper entry in 2021, with a total of 26 people sending in their photos, hardly anyone submitted an entry in 2022. By the closing date of 20th August we had just 5 entrants despite advertising on the FSW website, in the FSW Facebook group and on posters. This was not enough to give an interesting selection to choose from so we cancelled the competition for the year.

2021 Competition - Winners and 47 other Shortlisted Photographs
2020 Competition - Winners and 49 other Shortlisted Photographs
2019 Competition - Winners and 40 other Shortlisted Photographs
2018 Competition - Winners and 45 other Shortlisted Photographs
2016/17 Competition - Winners and 49 other Shortlisted Photographs

 2015 Competition - Winners and 39 other Shortlisted Photographs

2014 Competition -  Winners and 40 other Shortlisted Photographs
2013 Competition - Winners and other Shortlisted Photographs

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