We hope that you are all working on your sequence/s for the 36th IPF National AV Championships. This year will also include the 1st Open Photo Harmony Competition. We would urge you to attend if you are submitting sequences as then you will see the standard and hear the judges’ advice. We would encourage entry in both the national AV championships and the 1st Open Photo Harmony Competition.
Entries are invited for the Irish Photographic Federation’s 1st Open Photo Harmony Competition. The entry fee will be €15.00 for up to two sequences. The minimum length will be 3 minutes and the maximum length 5 minutes. Entry forms and fees to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th September and sequences to email@example.com by 28th September. Any further enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry form is available here for download:
Photo Harmony: Photo Harmony is intended to demonstrate skill in the production and visual progression of still images linked to sound. No words or story with a specific beginning, middle and ending are required. The emphasis is on matching the images with appropriate transitions and harmonising them with the sound. Video clips are not allowed in the sequence. The aim is to construct a sequence so that images progress harmoniously in terms of colour or tone and graphic design and that they also harmonise with the sound chosen. It is recommended that the sound and the images start and finish together and that the original ending of the music is preserved rather than an arbitrary fade-out. There will be a plaque for the winners and medals for 2nd & 3rd and honourable mention certificates and a plaque for the best Irish entry. As the Photo Harmony is an Open Competition, entrants do not need to be paid up members of a camera club, which is a paid up member of the IPF, but need to be paid up members of the IPF AV Group for the licence as are all entrants.
Judges: This year we are delighted to welcome Alan & Bev Tyrer as our judges from England. Both have attended the last two IPF International AV Competitions and have won prizes for many of their sequences. You will have an opportunity to see their work over the weekend.
Aras Chronain is the venue once again on Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st October. We look forward to returning. www.araschronain.com. There will be an evening meal on the Saturday night (at a venue to be arranged) and light lunches will be available on both days at Aras Chronain.
Distinctions: The closing date is 7th September, 2018 See application form in www.irishphoto.ie. If you are thinking of going for distinctions, please read guidelines carefully. Guidelines for distinction applications in LIPF, AIPF & FIPF can be downloaded from the website.
Subscriptions: If you have not received your membership card for 2018, it means you haven’t paid! In order to show your sequences for non-profit making purposes and enter the IPF and AV competitions, you must have a current copyright performance licence. The IPF AV Group holds an annual group licence – and it costs each member €20.00 (made payable to the IPF AV Group) and can be paid by post to Lilian or by Paypal to email@example.com or the IPF AV Group account – IE04 AIBK 9311 3640 0620 70 (BIC: AIBKIE2D) The Licence is issued in accordance with conditions specified by the MCPS, Licence No 2627, and is restricted to all non-commercial activities by the named member here on. Such activities will include entry in the IPF AV National Championships, AV shows to clubs, community groups and similar events including charity fund raising. Also, all IPF Distinction holders must pay their Distinction fees annually on 1st January to the IPF – see www.irishphoto.ie in order to be able to have the right to use them.
Special Interest Group: The IPF AV Group along with the Nature Group are specialist interest groups within the Irish Photographic Federation. The IPF AV group pay a membership fee annually to the IPF. However, they do no have insurance or a constitution so are not a club/society. Therefore all entrants to the IPF AV National Championships must be a paid up member of both a club/society, which is also a paid up member with the IPF, and the IPF AV Group.