Midland Counties Photographic Federation

MidPhot Audio Visual Championships

AV Championship organiser  Howard Bagshaw
email: avchamp@mcpf.co.uk

2018 MidPhot AV Championship

Entries are invited for the Audio Visual Competitions to be held on
Saturday 27th January 2018, starting 10:00 am
at the Priory Centre Church Road, Stretton,
Burton on Trent, DE13 0HE

Closing date for entries ~ Saturday 6th January 2018
Completed Entry Forms together with the Entry Fee should be sent to:
Jeff Mansell, 10 Sebring Avenue
Lightwood, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7ER

Competition Judges
Howard Bagshaw MPAGB ARPS
Bev Tyrer

The Competition is organised for the MCPF by Jeff Mansell, assisted by the Staffordshire Audio Visual Group.

There will be two, separate, Audio Visual Competitions Open AV and PhotoHarmony

AVs entered in the OpenAV competition will be judged using internationally accepted criteria, where the quality and appropriateness of the images and the sound track, how those two interrelate and of the concept/production, will all contribute to the overall judgment.

AVs entered in the PhotoHarmony competition will only be judged on the quality of the images, the harmonious way they transition from one to the next and how those transitions relate to the sound track used.  Any other features of the AV, such as a story line, narration, graphics or text, will not add any credit to the entry, though they will not penalise it.


The winner of the OpenAV competition will be awarded the ‘Tom Prince Trophy‘; the winner of the PhotoHarmony competition will be awarded the ‘Howard & Carole Bagshaw Trophy‘. In each competition the judges will also award MCPF medals to the first and runner-up AVs. Each of the three judges will also award a ‘highly commended’ MCPF ribbon for their choice in each competition.  Commendations may also be given at the discretion of the judges.  The ‘Martin Fry Trophy’ will be awarded to the AV, across both competitions, which the audience present at the Championships, judge to be their favourite.