Midland Counties Photographic Federation

MidPhot Audio Visual Competitions

AV Championship organiser Alistair Taylor


Saturday 29th January 2022

Held on Zoom

Competition Judges
Andrew. N. Gagg FRPS
Bryan Stubbs ARPS
Jeff Mansell CPAGB/AV

Namib by Martin Addison Worcestershire CC

Runner Up
Yellow by Keith Watson Eat Mids Av Group

Judges Awards
No. 126 by Mike Edwards Smethwick PS
Autumn in Cumbria by Mike Edwards Smethwick PS
The Spectre Arrives by David Gibbins East Mids AV Group

Highly Commended
Joy by Alan Tryer Worcestershire AV Group
Lost by Peter Warner Beacon CC
Venezia Noir by Martin Addison Worcestershire CC

Nameless by Alan Tryer Worcestershire AV Group

Runner Up
For Peace and Democracy by Alistair Taylor Newport CC

Judges Awards
The Magic by Graham Neville East Mids AV Group
Building a Dream by Steve Reeves Beacon CC
Crossing the Conwy by Bob Oakley Worcestershire CC

Highly Commended
The Sword Rests by Martin Fry Cheltenham CC
Hattie’s Legacy by Richard Brown Sutton Coldfield PC
Crossing the Bay by Malcolm Imhoff East Mids AV Group

Audience Vote Nameless by Alan Tryer Worcestershire AV Group

Andrew Gagg Awards Nameless by Alan Tryer Worcestershire AV Group

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 soundtrack, 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 soundtrack used.  Any other features of the AV, such as a storyline, 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. New to 2022 The Andrew. N. Gagg Award  Audio Visual Excellence awarded for narrative, including writing, delivery, fluency & expressiveness.