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Competition Results 2012

Competition Results from 2012. Results are listed below.
Detailed reports are in the Magazine

  • Midland Counties Photographic Federation - MidPhot
    28th January 2012 - Results
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union - L&CPU
    18th February 2012 - Results
  • Bridgend 5 to 8
    March 2012 - Results
  • East Anglian
    24th March 2012 - Results
  • CEMRIAC - Jessops Rose Bowl
    17th November 2012 - Results
  • Hayange - France
    22nd-24th November 2012 - Results

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The 18th Great Northern Festival

Was held at Wilmslow Guild Adult Education Centre

30th November to 2nd December 2012

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Keith Scott Chairman of the Jury
  • Brian Jeffs
  • John Smith

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal For The Sake of Example Keith Leedham
Silver Medal Betrayal Robert Albright
Bronze Medal The Man Who Saw The Future Richard Brown
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Restricted Category Award
  The Time Traveller Peter Appleton

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.5 Released
Adds Improved User Interface, Multitrack display of Audio Clips, Auto Recovery

November 8th 2012

WnSoft has announced the release of PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.5
Along with the improved user interface this new major version offers an improved Timeline with Multitrack display of Audio Clips and thumbnails of the images.

What’s New in PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.5

Key Features

  • Improved Timeline View
  • Drag'n'drop of audio clips between audio tracks and from the File List and Windows Explorer.
  • Management of Transition Effects with Preview of chosen effect
  • Custom transition effects can be created and saved by the user
  • Improved User Interface with Customisable Toolbars
  • Enhanced Slide List with Drag'n'drop of files from Windows Explorer.
  • Enhanced Output features - Safe executable file for Internet
  • Better Support of Video Clips - More formats supported.

See the PTE website What’s new in version 7.5

for a full and detailed list of changes

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Tutorial CD

Howard Gregory has produced a Tutorial CD - AV Step by Step
If you have been thinking about having a go at Audio-Visual, but aren't sure where to start and would like some personal tuition, then this CD-ROM may be of interest.

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It is with great sadness that we have to report that Lady Doreen Pollock died on 16th October 2012.
She was aged 95 and her family were at her side when she passed away very peacefully.
Our deepest condolences to Sir George and family.

The funeral took place at the Haycombe Crematorium, Whiteway Road, Bath on Wednesday 24th October at 11:30 am.
Subsequently her ashes will be interred in the cemetery of St. Michael's Church, Mickleham, Surrey, where she and George were married in 1951

Donations if desired to 'Fight for Sight',
Research charity into eye problems, 5th floor, 9-13 Fenchurch Buildings, Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 5HR,
on online via their website

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The 20th RPS International Audio-Visual Festival

Was held at The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester

14th to 16th September 2012

The International Jury for this event were:-

  • Martin Fry (UK) Chairman of the Jury
  • John Willett (UK)
  • Jaques van de Weerdt (Belgium)
  • Jean-Paul Petit (France)

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal For The Sake of Example Keith Leedham UK
Silver Medal Beewun Patrick Rottiers Fr
Bronze Medal And If I Dared Denys Quélever Fr
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Best First Time Entrant
  Balloon Fantasy André Malet Fr

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AV Lecturers and Judges

The RPS AV Group committee would like to draw up a list of specialist AV Lecturers and Judges, for publication on the RPS web pages and also in the AV News Magazine, for the benefit of AV Groups, Camera Clubs and Photographic Society Syllabus Secretaries.
If you have a suitable lecture, are willing to visit such organizations and willing to have such details published then could you please fill in the Lecturers Information Form and return it to

Information Form (PDF) (Excel Spreadsheet)

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IAC Peter Coles International AV Competition 2012

Was held on Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th March 2012
at The Community Centre, Capel Curig, North Wales LL24 0EE

Organised by the North Wales & Wirral AV Group

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Colin Balls Chairman of the Jury
  • Jan Watterson
  • Dave Watterson

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal Le 203 ème Jour Christian & Danièle Brion
Silver Medal Thomas Linda & Edgar Gibbs
Bronze Medal The Great Prairie Jean Paul Petit &
Jacques van de Weerdt
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Restricted Category Award
  Race for Life Steve Aspinall

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PAGB Awards for AV

The PAGB is currently reviewing its approach to Audio Visual Awards to ensure that the requirements recognise advances in all aspects of the craft. The PAGB will discuss this issue at its next executive committee meeting in February 2012 when it is hoped that agreement can be reached to adopt these new procedures in time for them to be in operation for the currently proposed AV assessment in October 2012.

Comment is invited from any audio visual worker who is a member of a PAGB affiliated club, especially those likely to consider submitting AV productions for future awards assessment and those already holding APM Awards in AV. Comment would also be welcome from any other individuals or organisations with an interest in AV production.

Those interested are requested to complete a simple web based questionnaire at: PAGB News

Additionally, more expansive comments can be submitted directly by email to:
This Consultation is open until 21st January 2012.

The Survey is now closed
126 people completed the questionnaire - 26 of them also submitted further comment for consideration
Results are available below or on the PAGB website

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