It was last year when walking in Selsdon Wood I saw on the notices board there was a Photographic Competition, and you were asked to submit six photographs made in the wood in the past year.
I had been walking the dog and shooting regularly in Selsdon Wood for over a year so I had a large selection to chose from. The wood is over 200 acres of woodland and meadow, and there are lots of nature and wildlife subjects to shoot if you know where to look. I primarily shot macro, insects being the favourite and this was the majority of the shots that I could submit.
The comp is run by the Friends of Selsdon Wood, a group of volunteers that look after the wood doing lots of maintenance and conservation work in the wood all year round. The photographs that are entered in the comp may be used to make a calendar that is printed and sold to raise funds for the friends of Selsdon Wood.
Every September they hold an open day where there are a lot of displays of all descriptions. Local craft makers offering their wares for sale and giving demos of how it's done. Also, you can see some of the local wildlife conservation organisations offering help and advice on how you can help preserve the wildlife in the area.
One of the stands run by Heather Glover is the Photo contest. Heather had collected all the entries in and had them printed. There were 50 final entries that were displayed on large boards and each shot has an ID number.