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The future of Carrington Moss is in YOUR hands

FOCM Photo Competition

Suitable for Adults and/or Children

As you will know, Carrington Moss is a haven of habitats, from peat moss and wetlands to Grade 2 agricultural land.  We also have extensive woodland across the Moss, much of which was created for the community over 20 years ago (although, of course, there are areas which have much older copses of trees and hedges).

Our woodlands are exquisite and calming, rich and diverse.  They are multistorey nature networks, accompanied by vegetation, various and vibrant.  Their communities of organisms start in the soil, and rise to their uppermost branches, providing food, shelter and nesting sites for many different species.  Our trees host fungi and insects, and they are the breeding and feeding grounds for over 20 red listed birds.

They bring numerous ecosystem benefits, from capturing carbon to providing a welcome place for humans to recharge their batteries, supporting our health and wellbeing.

So, our theme for this photo competition is
Trees on Carrington Moss”.

We’d like you to show us in your photographs something distinctive about Carrington Moss, from wet woodlands and landscapes to tree stumps.  Maybe you’ll see a tree that looks like a person, or even a person who looks like a tree (!).  Perhaps you’ll spot fungi on trees, or decaying trees on the ground.  Your subject can be anything tree related on Carrington Moss.

The rules:

Carrington Moss is criss-crossed by numerous footpaths, including through the woodland areas.  Please stay on these footpaths when taking your photographs. 

The competition is being held by the Friends of Carrington Moss and everyone is eligible to enter but their photographs must be taken during the period between 1st June 2022 and 31st August 2022 at a location on Carrington Moss.

The fee for entry is £5, which will enable any contestant to provide 3 photographs.  This can be 3 photographs taken by the same person, or 3 photographs taken by different family members. 

Please email your photographs to and confirm that you have read the rules of the competition.  We may publish your photographs on our website, or social media pages or in our newsletters.  We may also use them in future publicity about Carrington Moss.  If you do not want your name to be published, please confirm this in your email (we will just use your initials, or a nick name that you give us).

Local organisations have offered some fantastic prizes (see poster below for more details).  The judge of our competition will be Jos Treen (documentary photographer).  His decision about prize winners will be final.

The competition will close on 31st August 2022 and all photographs must be with us by 5th September 2022.  Winners will be notified by email and details (initials or nicknames if preferred) will be published on our website and social media pages.

The Small Print:

  • All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants.  No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.
  • The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.
  • Entries will only be accepted via the Friends of Carrington Moss email address mentioned above.  The deadline for submissions is 5th September 2022.  Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
  • Entries will be judged by Jos Treen, documentary photographer.  All decisions are final.  The Friends of Carrington Moss reserve the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
  • By entering the contest, entrants agree that photographs submitted can be used by the Friends of Carrington Moss in future publicity about Carrington Moss.
  • The winner and runners up will be contacted via the email address provided during entry.  
  • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

The prizes:

Don’t forget to record your wildlife sightings!

FOCM Public Meetings:

We host a public meeting once a month on 28th (to coincide with our 200 Club draw). We use these meetings to share our proposals and hear your suggestions, we sometimes invite external speakers to join us too, so look out for the information in our newsletters. The details of our next meeting are below. Click on the link underneath the graphic to join the meeting.

Our next public meeting is on 28th May (10am start) – we’ll be doing a walk in advance of commencing our photo competition (see the graphic above for the details).

The following meeting will be on 28th June (6pm start)

Please do join us – click on the link below.

Many people have used various types of virtual meeting over the past few months but if you feel you need help to get connected for our meetings, don’t hesitate to let us know.

If you have not yet seen the wonderful video showing local residents singing the Carrington Moss song, take a look on our youtube channel at this link (please subscribe to our channel so you find out about our new videos as soon as they are released).

Record your wildlife sightings on Carrington Moss

Many of you are using Carrington Moss as part of your daily exercise routine and whilst you are out an about, you are highly likely to see lots of birds, insects, other wildlife and plants in this rich, nature-filled environment.

We’d like as many of you as possible to record your sightings to help confirm just how important the area is to endangered and at-risk species.  

Thank you for your continued support.