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Competition Results 2018

Competition Results from 2018. Results will be listed below when available.

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PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in AV

Was 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

The Adjudication Panel were:-

  • Robert Albright Chairman
  • Howard Bagshaw
  • Ian Bateman
  • Richard Spiers
  • Howard Tate

The Friday was a workshop/advisory evening, featuring previous award winning Sequences and also work by prospective entrants for future awards.
The Adjudication Panel gave constructive comments on the work shown.

On Saturday 19 applications for CPAGB/AV were viewed with 10 being successful

Present to receive their awards were:- Back-L to R - Alastair Taylor, Peter Budd, Gordon Jenkins (PAGB President), Steve Kirkby & Keith Watson. Front L to R - Colin Birch, Roger Gage, Chris Bate & David Gibbins


Sunday saw 9 DPAGB/AV appications with 5 being successful
Alan Tyrer, James Hamill & Judith Kimber were present


Another Adjudication is planned for 2019

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IAC Peter Coles International

Was held on Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th March 2018
at The Community Centre, Capel Curig, North Wales LL24 0EE

Organised by the North Wales & Wirral AV Group

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Ron Davies
  • Linda Gough
  • Michael Gough

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal Yellow Bracelets Giuliano Mazzanti ITA
Silver Medal The Night I Fell For You Keith Leedham UK
Bronze Medal The Wall Jean Paul Petit FRA
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Best First Time Entrant
  Sequence Maurizio Grandi ITA

Next Year's Event will be held on 9th & 10th March 2019

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FIAP Distinctions

FIAP have revised the rules for their AV Distinctions with effect from 1st January 2018.

FIAP revised Rules

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23rd Great Northern Festival 2017

Was held on Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017
at The Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7SX

The Friday evening saw a presentation by Liam Sanderson of Wales High School near Sheffield

Wales High School

He gave an insight into this South Yorkshire school and it's unique reputation for producing professional quality films.

Liam is the Technical Tutor for the Film and Media Studies A-level qualifications and presented a varied selection of award-winning films that have been screened at film festivals around the world.
His talk showed films made with the help of his students, working in front and behind the camera, and films produced individually by his students for their studies.

This subjects were interesting and some thought provoking, but what stood out were the Production techniques, attention to detail and superb use of music and sound effects. Things that apply equally to film and AV productions. If you missed his talk, then you can view some of the films on the school's YouTube Channel at

On Saturday & Sunday the two Competitions were judged
'New Horizons' (Restricted Entry) & 'Great Northern' (open)

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Howard Bagshaw Chairman of the Jury
  • Bryan Stubbs
  • Andy Polakowski

The top Awards went to:-

Great Northern Competition
PAGB Gold Medal Matthew Loney’s Miracle Judith Kimber  
PAGB Silver Medal In Search of Christina Richard Brown  
PAGB Bronze Medal One Stroke at a Time Colin Balls  
Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy
Most Creative Soundtrack
  In Search of the Blues Alan Boothman  
AV-Dialog Trophy
Best Story Without Words
  Matthew Loney’s Miracle Judith Kimber  
New Horizons Competition
George & Doreen Pollock Medal Winner
  For The Love of Sarah Jean Mills  
2nd Place Toeing The Line Judith Sulley  
3rd Place A Really Good Walk Robert Sherrard  

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