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27th Great Northern Festival
1st to 3rd December 2023

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Will be a Live Event

We are back Live with a new Venue in North Wales

Set in the beautiful Conwy Valley with lots of attractions nearby, why not stay for longer and make it a holiday.

See the Venue Page for more details of Location

Thanks to The RPS AV Group
all of the Sequences will be projected onto a 16 x 9 Ft Screen

In order to encourage newcomers and the less experienced AV worker to enter and attend the Festival The New Horizons Competition is a restricted category for those authors who have not previously won awards in a major competition. Authors will be given verbal feedback on the day from the Judges and written feedback after the Competition.

New Horizons Competition

The Competitions are open to all residents of Great Britain,
including Northern & Southern Ireland
Also to members of Clubs in UK & Ireland

Great Northern Competition

The Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy

This trophy is awarded for
The Most Creative Soundtrack’

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

Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy for the best creative soundtrack

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

Richard Brown

The Jury




Alastair Taylor Mike Pill
For supporting   The 27th Great Northern Festival
we are extremely grateful to :-
PicturesToExe -
PTE AV Studio
AKM Music - Royalty Free Music
Royalty Free Music
Cambrian Photographic

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain -
RPS AV Group

Timings For The Weekend

Doors Open 30 minutes before Start Time

Friday 1st  - 19:00 to 21:45
Saturday 2
nd  - 10:30 to 17:00
Evening Meal - 19:00 for 19:30
Sunday 3
rd  - 10:30 to 17:30

We have 88 Entries, 17 of which are in the New Horizons Section

These will be spread over 10 Sessions across the 3 days
Each Session is around 1 hour duration