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PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in AV 2018

To be held on Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2018
at Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5HD


Hosted by the Wilmslow Guild AV Group
in association with the Great Northern Festival AV Group


Friday 25th at 7:30 pm will be an Advisory Evening

If you are thinking of maybe applying for a Distinction in the future and want to see what is involved then come along to the Advisory evening.
A selection of successful sequences at each level will be shown and the PAGB will discuss what they are looking for in a submission

If booked in advance - by 6th May - you can have your work shown for advice by the Panel to see what level it might be suitable for.
Advisory sequences will be taken on a first come basis


Saturday 26th at 10:00 am Adjudication of CPAGB Applications
There are 19 Applications at this level.



Sunday 27th at 10:00 am Adjudication of DPAGB Applications
There are 9 Applications at this level.



Tickets are now available for the weekend :-
Friday Evening - Free
Saturday - £5
Sunday - £5
Buffet Lunch available if booked & Paid for in advance - £5 each

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or Cheque
Please use the Booking Form below and return by 6th May if booking a sequence for the advisory evening or by the 13th May for Lunch

Please use the xls form and return by email if at all possible
If using the pdf form, print, fill in and return by post. Please also send an email to confirm posting



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The 321 International Challenge 2018

The Challenge 321 is an international contest for short Diaporamas with a max runtime of 3:21 Minutes.
This short runtime is the "Challenge" for the Authors.



Closing Date : 31st March 2018
Distribution of Entries for Judging : 15th April 2018
End of Judging : 15th June 2018
Announcement of Awards : 30th June 2018

The maximum duration of a Sequence must NOT exceed
3 minutes 21 seconds

Entries must be created in 2016 or later


See 321 website for more information

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A judging of the 321 entries will take place on Sunday 10th June 2018 at The Community Centre, Capel Curig, North Wales LL24 0EE


Organised by the North Wales & Wirral AV Group

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23rd RPS International Championships

To be held on Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2018
at Cheltenham


Advance Notice - more details will be available later in the year



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24th Great Northern Festival 2018

Will be held on Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018
at The Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7SX


Friday 30th at 7:30 pm - Guest Speaker


Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd
Two Competitions 'New Horizons' (Restricted Entry) & 'Great Northern' (open)
Entries are accepted from residents of the UK & Ireland and anyone else who is attending the Festival



The Jury for this event are:-

  • Malcolm Imhoff - Chairman of the Jury
  • Suzanne Gregory
  • Jeff Mansell


Howard Gregory Trophy

Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy

This trophy in memory of Howard will be awarded to
The Best Creative Soundtrack

The Judges will be looking for the best use of all the elements that have been blended together creatively to produce a soundtrack that compliments and enhances the Sequence

All entries in both the Great Northern and New Horizons will be eligible for this award




More details about the weekend will be available later in the year on the
Great Northern Festival Website


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International Themed Competition - Emotion

To be held December 2018


Organised by AV Makers South Africa


Closing Date 1st November 2018
Online registration available from 1st October 2018


The Jury for this event are:-

  • Ron Davies (UK)
  • Jean Paul Petit (France)
  • Alia Naughton (Australia)
  • Judith Kimber (Northern Ireland)

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