– by Lilian Webb – IPF AV Group Secretary/Treasurer
Preparations are well in hand for the above which takes place on Saturday, 21st & Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 in Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúrtha (Irish Cultural Centre), Watery Lane, Orchard Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
The closing date for entry forms and fees is Friday, 15th September to Lilian Webb, the AV Group Secretary with the sequence and identification sheet to be with Alan Lyons on Friday, 29th September. Already entries have been received from South Africa, England, Australia and the Netherlands for the international competition and at least 3 of those will be attending – some for the first time and we look forward to giving them a “Cead Mile Failte”!
More information on this competition available in the rules below and also over in the competition section here on our website.
We are delighted to welcome Richard Brown & Andrew Gagg as our judges, both Fellows of the Royal Photographic Society and multi award winning AV workers. Richard is looking forward to returning and Andrew for his first visit.
Distinctions in Audio Visual – Handbooks for AV distinctions are available here along with the application form. Please read carefully the rules re Distinctions. The closing date for applications is 8th September, 2017.
The final programme cannot be finalised until after the 29th September but the format will be:-
Registration each day at 10 a.m., with introduction and commencement of judging at 10.30. There will be a break for lunch each day with sandwiches and soup available. The judging will recommence at 2 p.m., until around 5 p.m., on the Saturday with a gala dinner in Aras Chronain that evening. Judging will continue on the Sunday morning. Lunch will again be available and the weekend will conclude after lunch with the showing of the winning sequences and presentation of the awards. However, there may be distinctions to be judged and dependent on the amount of sequences, time to see some of Andrew & Richard’s work. All national entries will be commented on, but not the international sequences. There will be a charge for the day for non-competitors of €20 for the weekend, €12 for the day and €6 for a session.
All are welcome and the committee would encourage you to come along and see the work of those specialising in this aspect of the medium of photography – some who came for the first time last year were glad that they did! This year, it is especially good that work from at least three continents will be shown – I’m not sure about the Antarctic!