Our Judges

Mukti Jain Campion

Mukti is the founder of the independent production company Culture Wise and has been producing BBC television and radio documentaries as well as podcasts for over 30 years. She has a longstanding interest in wildlife and began her film making career at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. She lives in Grove Park.

Wild Ones Judge

Rev Martine Oborne

Rev Martine Oborne is the vicar of St Michael’s Church in Chiswick. She has lived here for twelve years with her family and was previously a Curate in Islington. Although Martine read maths at university and had a career in the City before becoming a vicar, she has a passion for the environment and is a big encourager of the work at WildChiswick. She is delighted that WildChiswick have recently installed some swift boxes under the eaves of the church.

Wild Ones Judge

Mark Lawson

Mark moved to Chiswick with his wife and twin daughters 30 years ago. Since retiring as a lawyer in 2016, he has pursued a keen interest in photography, including wildlife, trees, flowers, architecture and, recently, portraiture; examples can be seen on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

Beautiful Birds Judge

Sangeeta Weatherley

Sangeeta Weatherley is a self-taught visual artist  with a background in IT. Her paintings are spontaneous and vibrant, often depicting flora and fauna as she  is inspired by nature. She practises yoga and believes art is a form of meditation. Her Art for Wellbeing/ Art Social workshops are popular with Chiswick locals.
Email: sangeeta@sansart.co.uk
Website: www.sansart.co.uk
Mobile: 07584242188

Beautiful Birds Judge

Dennis Flaherty

I am the Chairman of Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society and a Horticultural Judge with the Middlesex Guild of Judges. I have a great love of the outdoors and growing both vegetables and flowers.

Powerful Plants Judge

Steve Nutt

I am a land surveyor by profession and Chiswick resident for 35 years.

I have worked with Abundance London on numerous environmental and community art projects including the Chiswick Piazza, W4th Plinth, Chiswick Police Station ‘Butterfly Wall‘ and numerous ‘guerrilla gardening’ projects. Also a joint founder and director of the Chiswick Flower Market. I have always enjoyed photography and recently won the ‘Chiswick Life’ category in the Bedford Park Festival photography competition.

Powerful Plants Judge

Mick Massie

Mick is a long time Chiswick resident. He is an amateur naturalist specialising in invertebrates and ecology. Mick is also a member of London Natural History Society.

Incredible Insects & Invertebrates Judge

Joanne Gilbert

Joanne founded WildChiswick in 2021 after having a desire to share the incredible wildlife we have in Chiswick and encourage residents to maintain green spaces and create new ones. Joanne has an MSc in Animal Behaviour, was previously Secretary of the Devon Mammal Group and was a volunteer at a wildlife rescue in Somerset. Drilling hedgehog highways is one of her passions!

Incredible Insects & Invertebrates Judge

Anna Kunst

Anna Kunst is a full-time, award-winning photographer passionate about people, nature and landscapes. Based in West London, she works throughout Europe, and regularly takes part in exhibitions.  Her images have appeared in various publications such as Country Life, London, Absolute Magazine, wedding magazines, the Children of London book, and others. She has judged various competitions over the years, most recently at the Bedford Park Festival. Her previous careers have been in book publishing and event management.  When you love what you do, everything is a joy!

Marvellous Mammals Judge

Jack Emsley

Jack is a Conservative Ward Councillor for Chiswick Homefields as well as a Trustee for The Dukes Meadows Trust (Local community group) and Vice President of the Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society. Jack has a passion for wildlife, conservation and green energy. He can often be seen out drilling hedgehog holes with WildChiswick!

Marvellous Mammals Judge

Fran Goloway

I have always been fascinated with nature and my true passion is the ocean. My career gave me the opportunity to visit most continents where I was able to experience many wonderful aspects of nature and also unfortunately see the damage we as humans have caused. WildChiswick has given me the appreciation of all the amazing nature there is in a major metropolitan area and what we can do about helping to maintain and improve it. 

Amazing Amphibians & Reptiles Judge

Amy Croft

I am a Labour Ward Councillor for Chiswick Riverside, a Trustee for Chiswick Pier Trust and Chiswick House and Gardens, and also a lifelong wildlife enthusiast. I am thrilled to have been asked to be one of the judges for the WildChiswick Photo Competition. It is always wonderful to see the wildlife and plant life that adapts to, and flourishes, in our city. I cannot wait to see what wonders our entrants have managed to capture.

Amazing Amphibians & Reptiles Judge

Andy Sands

Andy has always enjoyed a keen interest in natural history which was encouraged by his Grandfather throughout his childhood. Upon leaving school Andy worked in a camera shop and soon began photographing wildlife. He learnt photography from his colleagues as well as by trial and error. He now owns and runs Chiswick Camera Centre with his wife Sarah. Andy now supplies Nature Picture Library (www.naturepl.com) with photographs. He has a particular interest in macro photography of insects, particularly bees and wasps as well as fungi & slime moulds, woodland and wading birds. He specialises in British subjects and gives many talks on his work. He has recently received an APAGB award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Overall Winner Judge