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Competition Results 2019

Competition Results from 2019. Results will be listed below when available.

  • MidPhot
    26th January 2019 - Results
  • L&CPU AV Festival
    9th February 2019 - Results & Entries
  • NIPA Championships
    22nd & 23rd February 2019 - Results & Entries
  • Lincolnshire PA
    24th February 2019 - Results & Entries
  • IAC Peter Coles International
    9th & 10th March 2019 - Results & Entries
  • East Anglian AV Competition
    16th March 2019 - Results
  • Bridgend 5To8 PhotoHarmony
    18th March 2019 - Results
  • North & East Midlands AV Competition
    23rd March 2019 - Results & Entries
  • Adelaide AVFest
    28th - 31st March 2019 - Results
  • PAGB APM Awards for AV
    19th May 2019 - Results
  • Trophée de Paris - France
    1st June 2019 - Results & Scores
  • Challenge 321 International
    April to June 2019 - Results by ID and Results by Score
  • 7th Garda International Salon - Italy
    6th - 8th June 2019 - Catalogue & Results
  • Tauranga International - New Zealand
    14th-16th June 2019 - Results
  • Up and Coming - South Africa
    15th June 2019 - Results
  • CEMRIAC - Jessops Rose Bowl
    5th October 2019 - Results
  • RPS 21st National AV Championships 2019
    5th-6th October 2019 - Results and List of Entries
  • IPF AV Festival - Ireland
    19th-20th October 2019 - Results
  • Sirene 2019 - Italy
    15th-17th November 2019 - Results
  • Digirama 2019 - Belgium
    23rd November 2019 - Results
  • 25th Great Northern Festival
    29th November to 1st December 2019 - Results & Programme
  • South Africa - 'Celebration' International
    16 December 2019 - Results

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25th Great Northern Festival 2019

Was held on Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December 2019
at The Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7SX

The Friday evening saw a presentation from Ken and Carol Wilson - Phase 4 Films

Ken and Carol have been making Films for many years and they showed a varied selection of their work from early productions to more recent ones. From comedy to horror, hit-men to a music video for a wedding, their work covered all genres. They told us about each film and some of the trials & tribulations in filming some of the scenes. Each film had a twist to give an ending we were not expecting - always good to keep your viewers guessing. There were plenty of questions from the audience especially during the interval, which kept Ken and Carol busy. This was a very entertaining evening, giving us plenty of ideas, some of which could possibly be interpreted as an AV

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

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Edgar Gibbs - Chairman of the Jury
  • Alan Tyrer
  • Bev Tyrer

The top Awards went to:-

Great Northern Competition
PAGB Gold Medal Safe Judith Kimber  
PAGB Silver Medal There Was Never Anybody Like Him Richard Brown  
PAGB Bronze Medal Inn On The Pass Keith Leedham  
Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy
Most Creative Soundtrack
  It's Good To Talk John Smith  
New Horizons Competition
L&CPU Gold Medal Winner
  Reconciliation Derek Holliday  
2nd Place La Vallee des Saints Mo Martin  
3rd Place Lovatnet Lake Peter & Carol Hyett  

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PTE AV Studio 10 Announced

October 2019

WnSoft are introducing a new PTE AV Studio 10
This product is a successor of PicturesToExe 9 and replaces PicturesToExe 10

There are two versions :-
PTE AV Studio 10 Pro (replaces old Deluxe edition)
PTE AV Studio 10 (replaces old Essentials edition)
Prices will be same as for PicturesToExe 9

What's New in PTE AV Studio 10

  • Dark mode
  • 64-bit application
  • Audio waveforms are shown in the Objects and Animation editor
  • FLAC and M4A audio support
  • HEVC video support
  • Split audio clip, Duplicate audio clip and Separate audio from video clip commands
  • Motion Blur effect for video output
  • GPU acceleration for video playback, encoding and graphical interface
  • Introducing Themes of Slide styles

  • 64-bit Application
    - PTE AV Studio 10 is now a 64-bit application and can use more than 2 GB of system memory for large projects

  • Dark Mode and GPU Acceleration
    - PTE AV Studio 10 offers Dark Mode for the graphical interface.
    - Classical Light Mode is also available.
    - The main window of PTE AV Studio 10 uses GPU acceleration to show graphical interface. Slide list, Timeline view and File list work faster with smooth scrolling

  • Audio Waveforms in the Objects and Animation Editor
    - Easily synchronize keyframes of your objects with soundtrack (Pro version only)

  • New Audio Tools, FLAC and M4A Support
    - FLAC and M4A audio files support
    - Split Audio Clip command
    - Separate Audio from Video command
    This command will extract a soundtrack from a main video clip of a selected slide and insert a linked audio to the timeline on a new track The sound of a main video object will be automatically muted
    - Duplicate Audio Clip command

  • Motion Blur Effect
    - This option simulates a shutter effect in a camera and adds a cinematographic look for your show. Parts of objects with a fast motion will be blurred automatically. This feature available when you create a video (Pro version only)

  • Improved Playback of Videos and Fast Video Encoding
    - GPU acceleration for a smooth playback of video clips in H.264 and HEVC formats
    - GPU acceleration for video encoding on NVIDIA, AMD and Intel graphics. Works 3-4 times faster
    - Support of HEVC and VP9 video files
    - Support of rotated video files
    - Trim Beginning of Video command in the Timeline view

  • Slide Styles and Themes
    - PTE AV Studio 10 introduces Themes of Slide Styles.
    A theme is a pack of several slide styles which can be applied in one click to multiple slides.
    Users can create new custom themes and share them

  • Other Improvements
    - Save/reset font command for a Text object in the Objects and animation editor
    - Show in Explorer command in the popup menu files for files and folders in the File list
    - EXIF Date sorting method for images in the File list
    - Faster work of the File list in folder with a large number of images (1000 and more)
    - New video converter to trim video or downscale resolution
    - Improved quality of edge anti-aliasing for images and video clips with 3D rotations
    - Auto Updates of PTE AV Studio

  • Mac version of PTE AV Studio 10 Beta is scheduled after the final release of Windows version at the end of 2019 year

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21st RPS National AV Festival

Was held on Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th October 2019
at Trinity University, Leeds

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Keith Leedham
  • Bryan Stubbs
  • Jill K. Bunting

The top Awards went to:-

RPS Gold Medal The End of All Our Exploring Mark Allen
RPS Silver Medal Annabel Lee Raymond Bridges
RPS Bronze Medal Dendrochronology Andrew N. Gagg
George & Doreen Pollock Medal
  The End of All Our Exploring Mark Allen

The RPS AV Group awarded 3 Dobson Henry Medals. This medal is given for services to AV and the recipients were John Smith; Howard Bagshaw; Jill K. Bunting

John, Howard & Jill Dobson Henry Medal

Citation for Jill K, Bunting & John Smith (PDF)
Citation for Howard Bagshaw (PDF)

Qualifications for Receiving and Previous Recipients (PDF)

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PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in AV

Was held on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019
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
  • Martin Fry
  • Christine Widdall
  • Gordon Jenkins

The Friday was the Judging by Christine Widdall of Wilmslow Guild AV Group Annual Competition.
On Saturday a PicturesToExe Workshop was held followed by an advisory session for the PAGB Awards.
A selection of recent APM award winning Sequences were viewed to show the level required for acceptance.
Work by prospective entrants for future awards were shown and the Adjudication Panel gave constructive comments.

On Sunday 6 applications for CPAGB/AV were viewed with 2 being successful
6 DPAGB/AV applications with 3 being successful, and 2 MPAGB Applications (1 joint) with sadly neither being succesful.

Present to receive their awards were:- L to R - DPAGB/AV - Mike Edwards, Chris White, Mark Allen, Roger Parry (PAGB Vice President), CPAGB/AV - Howard Wilson. Mike Pill CPAGB/AV could not be present.

PAGB/AV Awards
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IAC Peter Coles International

Was held on Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th March 2019
at The Community Centre, Capel Curig, North Wales LL24 0EE

Organised by the North Wales & Wirral AV Group

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Richard Brown
  • Lilian Webb
  • Graham Sergeant

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal Fragments of Memory Ron Davies UK
Silver Medal Tragedy Of Doolough Margaret Finlay IRE
Bronze Medal Beyond the Wall Alastair Taylor UK
Best First Time Entrant
  The End Of All Our Exploring Mark Allen UK

Next Year's Event will be held on 7th & 8th March 2020

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