Report of the Irish Photographic Federation’s 33rd National Audio Visual Championships & 5th International Audio Visual Competition by Lilian Webb, AIPF.
The above was held again in Aras Chronain Ionad Culturtha, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on Saturday, 17th & Sunday, 18th October, 2015, hosted by the East Leinster Audio Visual Group & organised by the IPF AV Group Committee. The judges were Malcolm Imhoff, FRPS, FACI(M) & Maggie Imhoff from England. Both have a wealth of experience and success in audio visuals and in judging and workshops. The sequence authors’ in the national championships were given comments by the judges after each sequence – a great learning curve – for everyone. There were 22 entries over Novice, Intermediate, Club & Advanced and these represented sequences from clubs in Celbridge, Shannon, Enniscorthy, Offshoot, Malahide, Palmerstown and the IPF AV Group.
In the International Section, the 22 sequences came from both Northern and Southern Ireland, England, Wales, Australia & South Africa. We had attendees from England and Germany and many parts of Ireland – north and south.
The weekend commenced with a meal in the Maldron Hotel on the Friday night and ended with a meal there on the Sunday night. Aras Chronain was the venue for the Gala dinner on Saturday when there were 38 attending. It was difficult to get the judges home as they enjoyed the music session afterwards! Many thanks to Aras Chronain for making us so welcome each year.
It was an action packed two days with 42 sequences – the time limit on sequences is 12 minutes. However, we did have 45 minutes to see some of the prize winning sequences of Malcolm & Maggie Imhoff before lunch on the Sunday. After lunch, there were 4 applications for Distinctions – 2 of which were successful and we congratulate Liam Haines, LIPF, from Offshoot Photographic Society and Yvonne Acheson, LIPF from Shannon Camera Club.
The weekend finished at 5.30 p.m., on the Sunday following the showing of the prize winning sequences and presentation of certificates, medals and trophies.
On behalf of the Committee – Alan Lyons, AIPF, Edwin Bailey, LIPF, Christopher Doyle, LIPF, Margaret Finlay, LIPF, Rita Nolan, LIPF, Marie McGuiness & Brendan O’Sullivan, AIPF, we wish to thank everyone for making the weekend such a success with numbers up on last year and especially our friends who do not have entries but have been faithful supporters of the championships for many years.
Results can be downloaded below.