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Patchwork Farm photo competition

09 February 2022

Over the last few months, whilst they were not allowed to have their usual sessions with animals on Patchwork Farm due to COVID-19 restrictions, young people at Chailey Heritage Foundation took part in a farm photography competition.

Each department visited the farm to capture photos of the animals or the pretty landscape. The photos were then submitted to a panel of judges from across the Foundation who each selected their favourites. It was a hard decision to make as there were so many good photos to choose from!

Once the final 3 photos from each department had been chosen, Lesley and Jo from the farm, held a prize giving ceremony for each department to announce the runner up and winner. All winners were given a nature themed prize and a certificate and runners up were given a certificate.

The winner and runners up from each department were:


St Martins department

Winner – Anastasia with her photo of the dewdrops on the fence. Anastasia was chosen because of the originality of her photo and for having spotted something that most people hadn’t noticed.

Runner up – Sienna with her photo of the pig poking its snout through the fence. Judges thought this was a great shot to show the cheeky character of the pigs.


Seymour department

Winner – Seymour 2 won this prize as a class for their frosty farm photo featuring the donkeys. This shot perfectly captured the chilly January weather and incorporated nature as well as the animals.

Runner up – Eva with her photo of the goats. We thought Eva was clever to get this great shot of the goats who never stay still for very long!


Hanbury department

Winner – Georgia with her photo of sunlight coming through the arch. The judges loved the way Georgia captured the sunlight in this photo.

Runner up – Ryan with his photo of the pigs ear which judges loved for it’s unique focus, showing how the pigs were listening the young people.


Well done to everyone for your brilliant photos!

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