Set Subject Guidance 2022-23

TRANSPORT – 12 October 2022

This topic will cover the standard means of travel which can be found in some country, or other, in the world:Aircraft, gliders, balloons, cable cars, helicopters Ferries, liners, cargo ships, fuel tankers, tractors, yachts, barges, kayaks, canoes, zodiacs, inflatables Bicycles, tricycles, tandems , e-cycles, e-scooters, cars, taxis, buses, coaches, trams, trolley buses, street cars, lorries, tankers, artics, dog sledges, horse and carriage, steam rollers, road rollers, refuse lorries, ambulances, fire engines OR detail of these vehicles.
NOTE:Working models which carry passengers will be acceptable, but toy trains / cars, etc which are basically used on a table top, or floor, are not acceptable, as they come under table top / still life images .

BOOK or SONG TITLE – (Norma Bateman Rosebowl) 23 November 2022

The title of the image must be a well-known book or song title. The title should be word for word, not paraphrased. It should also be well-known so that it can be found and verified on Google, Bing, Wikipedia, Shazam, etc.
The image can relate to the title in any way. It might be something that could be used as a book sleeve or album cover. It could depict the story or part of the story, or just one scene. It could refer to a place name, a town, a building, a landmark, an object, a person, the author of the book or performer of the song, a character from the story, or a scene set in the time period.
Just remember that the Competition Judge needs to be able to clearly see the connections; from the subject, to the title, to the image; if you pick an obscure or little-known book or song title then the connection may not be obvious.

3 Or Tri – 25 January 2023

For this competition, consider photographic images that consist of 3 items, a trio or items beginning with tri ie tripod, triangle, triple, trinity, triplets, trilogy…


Colour can bring great effect and emotion to an image and using complementary colours in photography gives you access to a powerful and compelling tool that can help make an image ‘pop’ in a way that other colour combinations are unable to do. In this competition, the photographic image can be of any genre: street, table top, landscape, macro, abstract, architecture, portraiture etc etc as long as complementary colours are a feature of the image.


Complementary colours are those colours on the colour wheel that are generally opposite each other.
Use Adobe’s free tool to find complementary colours. Select the ‘complementary’ option from the list on the left hand side of the page.
Some common complementary colours are:

• red and green

• yellow and purple

• blue and orange.

UPDATED! Please see the workshops page for more details and information from the Talk given by Catherine in November.

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