17 Jul 2017

The results are in for our annual photography competition. We asked WCVA members to send in photos of their volunteers in action and here’s what they came up with.

In April 2013, we launched our first Members' Photography Competition, asking our members to send us photographs of their volunteers in action from the huge variety of different causes they represent. In this, the fifth year of running the competition the entries were as inspiring as ever!

And the winner is...

Ferndale Grassroots for this fantastic entry:

Ferndale Grassroots

The image shows Nicola Wakeford and son Cooper age 5, volunteering for the Ferndale Grassroots 'Clean Up Day', part of a wider community project centred on the Ferndale and Blaenllechau Miners' Memorial.

Established in 2015, Ferndale Grassroots, located in the Rhondda Fach, is a voluntary constituted group which acts as a catalyst for the development of community cohesion, raising aspirations and encouraging people to maximise their social, environmental and economical potential.

Ferndale Grassroots will be taking home the first prize; £100, a £60 book token courtesy of Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and a year's subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (RRP £120.64) from Pugh Computers.

In a very close battle for second place, RecRock claimed the runner up prize of £25:


The photograph shows Benjamin Davies performing on stage at the second of two open mic nights held as part of the Active Inclusion course in RecRock at Welsh ICE (Innovation Centre for Enterprise).

The image will be featured alongside the winning photograph in a national exhibition of the competition's top entries at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. The photos will also be on display at the WCVA stand at the National Eisteddfod in Angelsey in August.

You can take a virtual tour of this selection of great images of volunteers on our Flickr site.

This contest wouldn't be possible without support from Pugh Computers, Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, the National Waterfront Museum and Chapter, to which we are very grateful.