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Creative Competition

What Rockingham Forest means to me

Rockingham Forest Vision is pleased to be promoting a competition for local people to express, through any creative medium, what Rockingham Forest means to them.

Eligible types of work

All creative media are welcome - for example

  • writing,

  • a painting,

  • a sculpture,

  • a song,

  • a ceramic piece,

  • textiles,

  • woven willow,

  • a carving,  ….

Or anything else creative!

It's for fun, but...

The competition is just for fun, but some small prizes may be offered

(e.g. a book or a charity membership)

Who can enter

The competition is open to all ages, please state your age if under 18 on 1st of August 2024.

The competition is open to amateurs and professionals. If you are a professional artist, please state this on your entry form.

You can enter as an individual or as a group/collective.

How to enter


Fill in the form and attach a photo or a file to enter.  

Passing judgement

Judges will include representatives of the Building the Links for Rockingham Forest partner organisations.

The jury will vote based on each entry’s originality, interpretation of the theme, creativity and skill, judging each submission on its individual merits.

What's the cost?

The competition is free to enter. It is being  promoted as part of Building the Links for Rockingham Forest, a project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Closing date for entries

End of August 2024

Needing help or inspiration?
Free workshops

We are organising some free short creative workshops led by local artists, but you don’t have to take part in one of these to enter the competition. Your entry does not need to be in one of the media taught in these workshops, but you can enter what you have created during one of the workshops if you wish.  Watch this space for additional workshops.

Photography Workshops

Thursday 11th of July 1:30-3:30pm at Coronation Park Pavilion, Corby 

Join photographer, Hannah Carter-Orton, to explore how you can use photography to capture a sense of place, using simple techniques including shallow depth of field, composition, narrative and light. We will learn about the techniques you can use in your own camera or smartphone and then venture outdoors to practice the techniques.

The workshops will be suitable for over 18s.

Please book your free place on the photograph workshops via Eventbrite

(click the booking button)

A photo of an ivy covered tree with water behind it.

The workshops below are delivered in partnership with practitioners who are part of  the Heritage Impact Accelerator programme.
Click the logo or follow this link to learn more about their work.

Clay Workshop

Tuesday 30th of July 12:30-3pm at West Glebe Pavilion, Corby

Join Lisa Lovett, local sculptor of garden statues and painter of portraits, an ex primary teacher and owner of Earthly Arts Studio, to explore in clay: What does Rockingham Forest mean to you? 

An animal, a plant, a tree, a place, your home, you? We would like to see what you create with clay.  Will you come and play with clay?

You will be able to take your creation home to harden in the air.

This is a drop in session, suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Just turn up on the day - but please be aware that space is limited!

A poster for the clay workshop

Collage Workshop

Saturday 17th of August 2-4pm.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Challenge at Corby Library at the Cube.

Please join socially engaged visual artist, Carole Miles, for - Beneath the Canopy - Rockingham Forest Family Collage Workshop - making meaning together.

Using abstract painted papers and collage materials with a Forest theme and colour scheme families will work together to create a large scale woodland / Rockingham Forest art work. If there is time you can also make something smaller to take away.

This is a drop in session, and no need to book but please be aware that space is limited. This workshop is for families, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who will also be a participant

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Paper Sculpture Workshop

Online (recorded, link to follow soon)

We are so pleased to introduce Phiona Richards, a renowned local paper artist and book sculptor who has agreed to offer some of her expertise in book art, pop-ups, and paper folding to share some incredible tips and tricks to help you present your competition ideas effectively.

In this upcoming video, Phiona will guide you through various techniques that leave plenty of room for your own creative expression, whether you prefer painting, colouring, drawing, writing, or simply enjoy a good challenge. You'll be able to follow along at your own pace, in the comfort of your home, and at a time that suits you best.

Stay tuned for the link to the video, which will be added here soon. Get ready to unlock your creativity and take your competition ideas to the next level with local artist Phiona Richards.

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Woodland Art Workshop (for info only)

A final workshop will be run by Chuck Middleton, local poet and broadcaster, this workshop is for a specific audience and it not available to book.


1. Originality

The entrant must be the original author of the work entered.

2. Copyright

Entrants must have permission from the legal copyright owner of the work entered and where applicable have permission from the licensor to enter the material. Copyright in the work remains with the copyright holder and approval for entry and use in the competition or event is the responsibility of the entrant.

3. Reproduction Rights

There will be an online exhibition of entries using the photos/clips/files that you submit.

Organisers will reproduce winning entries on our website, in newspapers, magazines, television and other internet contexts that specifically advertise, promote, acknowledge or celebrate the event. Images may also be shared with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, who may also use them in their promotions. The authorship of the entrant will be clearly acknowledged in each case of use. 

5. Model & Property Releases

It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain appropriate written permission from people or owners of property that are identifiable in their work. The entrant must produce evidence of that consent, to the organisers, if requested. 

6. Limit of Liability

The entrant fully indemnifies the organisers against any claims arising from the display or use of unaltered work as described herein and from the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.

7. Submission

Entries will be via submission a digital copy of the work (e.g. photographs of an artwork, a Word file containing written work, a link to a video or sound file). Via the submission form at 

8. Agreement

The entry form confirms the entrant’s consent to these Terms and Conditions.

Download a copy of the guidelines and conditions
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