A competition with images AND sound

The evening of Monday 12th October saw the judging of this year’s Audio Visual Competition. This is the one competition each year for a presentation of images AND an an accompanying soundtrack – be it music, words or simply …. sounds. Each entry tonight did not exceed 5 minutes in length so there was some pace to the presentations. The subjects ranged from slow boats to fast cars and an interpretation of Dickens to a visit to a museum. Unfortunately the judge, Tony Collinson, could not be present at the meeting but sent very full comments to be read out to the members present. All the presentations were viewed without comment once and then each viewed in turn with Tony’s comments immediately after. This gave evryone a good chance to form their own views on the A/V skills on show. Tony had sent a sealed envelope with his placings and this was finally opened after all the comments had been heard – in true Oscar tradition! In joint third place were Neil Scarlett with “On the Run” and Sally Sallett with “Messing”, second was Chris New with”Expectations are Great” but the winner was Trevor Bottomley with “Blists Hill”. Congratulations to them.

After the break there was, appropriately, an A/V presentation of the latest round of the competition between Wakefield Camera Club and Noosa Camera Club of Australia. The images entered for this competition, 40 from each, are chosen by each club from one of it’s own internal competitions and then judged together by a judge in either Australia or here in Britain. The quality was very high and this was reflected in the judge’s comments on each image. It was a refreshing change to see subjects and images from the other side of the world. On this occasion Wakefield won by 310.5 points to 299 so well done to all concerned.

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