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Audio Visual National AV Championship

RPS National Audio Visual Championship (NAVC)
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The 23rd National Audio Visual Championship
A very warm welcome from the organising team of the 23rd National Audio Visual Championship (NAVC). The championship will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024. At this stage, we would like to furnish you with the essential facts to aid your planning.

Organising Team

Championship Chair: Alastair Taylor
For any enquires please contact the NAVC Chair at rpsavgroup@gmail.com

Team: Malcolm Imhoff, Keith Watson, Adrian Battersby, Mike Pill

NAVC Venue

   

The Championship will be held at Leeds Trinity University (LS18 5HD). This is the same venue which we have used for a number of years and is very well known to us as a superb lecture theatre. Leeds

Trinity is situated north-west of Leeds city centre, offering easy and FREE parking and a modern and comfortable auditorium with refreshment facilities.

The facilities are fantastic with superb sound and projection equipment allowing AV entries to be see at their very best.

    

Photo Credits:  Malcolm Imhoff; Keith Watson

Key Diary Dates

Competition Entries: from Monday 29th July to Midnight on Sunday 1 September 2024.

Attendance Bookings:  will open on Monday 1st July and close on Sunday 22nd September

Live ShowingSaturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024

Information for Entrants and Attendees

You can also book on-line.  Scan the QR code or visit: 

https://events.rps.org/en/4LrdQ66/national-audio-visual-championship-2024-5a2NN24Qr4n/overview  

               

Costs

To enter the NAVC: £15.00 for one entry, £22.00 for two entries.

To attend the NAVC: £18.00 per day, £7.00 per day for a buffet lunch

Payment can made via PayPal and BACS, and on-line through the RPS on-line events booking platform.

Accommodation and Timings

There are several hotels nearby, as well as Leeds/Bradford Airport (should you wish to fly up). The nearest hotel is the Premier Leeds/Bradford Airport Hotel. As has happened at the previous Nationals and Internationals, attendees are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements.

We anticipate plenty of entries, though we will try to avoid pre-selection if at all possible. We estimate that on both Saturday and Sunday we will start at around 10:00 am and run through until around 5:30 pm.

We are anticipating having a Championships dinner on Saturday in a local restaurant, hopefully on the same basis as previously, i.e. we will need to know numbers beforehand, but you will be able to choose your meal on the night.

Note: There is no requirement for any entrant to be a RPS member

The NAVC stance on Artificial Intelligence (A))

It is an accepted convention that video, third party and archival images can be used in AV production so long as these do not dominate and that they add to the overall story.

The use of AI generated images is permitted, in moderation, and in the same way as third party or archival images. Any AI generated images, if used, should be produced under the direction and control of the AV producer.

Authors are, however,  free to manipulate images in any way they wish. This included the use of algorithmic processing in-camera or in post-processing software. e.g. for noise reduction , sharpening etc. 

The use of AI generated voice-overs is permitted as this is considered the same as using any 3rd party voice.  Whilst authors may use AI techniques to assist in writing their scripts, the final version of the script should be the sole work of the author(s).

The organisers will trust in the integrity and honesty of NAVC entrants. The judges will, of course, form their own view on this. 

2024 NAVC

PDF Documents & Promotions

Promotion Video for the 23rd National Championship

NAVC Promo  11 April 2024

The Judging Panel

Bryan Stubbs ARPS (Head Judge)

Bryan has been making AV sequences since 2004 but he has taking photographs as for as long as he can remember. He likes the storytelling aspect of AVs and most of his productions have a voice over. He has been greatly helped in developing his AV production skills by membership of the Leeds AV Group and he served as Hon Secretary for the group for many years. 

Bryan has recently retired as RPS organiser of the Great Yorkshire  AV days, a role he undertook for 15 years, initially at Bradford Media Museum and then at Leeds Trinity University.

Bryan has been on many judging panels including the National AV Championships, the Great Northern AV Festival and the Peter Coles International AV Competition. He has  enjoyed some good success in national competitions. In judging a sequence  Bryan expects the photography and soundtrack to be technically good but he believes that an award winning AV is one with a gripping storyline that holds the audience’s attention throughout. Bryan is looking forward to seeing many such AVs.

Jeff Mansell CPAGB/AV

Jeff has been taking photographs for 60 years, starting with his dad's box Brownie camera. He saw his first AV in 1985 produced by a member of his camera club. He showed his first audio visual sequence there in 1986 and caught the bug! He continued to make them using slide/tape, and later digitally and had some success in regional competitions. Jeff joined Wilmslow Guild AV group in 1999, becoming a member of the committee in 2005.

Jeff enjoys AV productions with other people and has had some great success nationally. He gained his CPAGB/AV in 2015.

Jeff is an as experienced  judge in both local and national competitions. He enjoys making documentaries, so he will be looking for a compact script, with an expressive narration, the right choice of music, if used, good quality photography and a well structured production.

Jeff is looking forward to working with Bryan and Tony both of whom he has judged with before on separate occasions.

Tony Collinson LRPS DPAGB/AV

Tony has been involved in photography for many years and, along with an AV colleague, he has visited many camera clubs presenting slide shows using twin Kodak Carousel projectors, a Reel to Reel tape recorder and an Imatronic Dissolve Unit. 

His interest in AV is to produce mainly documentary style AV’s, generally with subjects having some Christian association. He also enjoys producing video tutorials to support the AV fraternity and in particular, those having recently embarked on this great pastime.

Tony’s passion in photography is wildlife and he has visited many places in the UK in an attempt to capture images of scarce and rare birds.

Along with Bryan Stubbs, Tony is a recent recipient of the Dobson Henry Medal for his contribution to Audio Visual, a contribution which he continues as a judge of the NAVC.

A History of the RPS National AV Championships produced by Malcolm Imhoff can be viewed by clicking on the image below. 

It is a celebration of all the The National Championships from 1980 to 2022.

 

 

 

NAVC 2022

NAVC September 2022

The National Audio Visual Championship (NAVC) was held at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022. The 22nd in 2022. 

NAVC Programme

NAVC Awards

Audience Vote Results

  In addition, there was a Special NAVC AV Show on Friday 9th September. “The Magical Mystery Tour” is an evening of Beatles themed AVs from a selection of AV producers and featuring “The Fab Four”.

 

To view images from the weekend please click on this link

We were honored to have Simon Hill Hon FRPS,  President of the RPS, present the awards at this prestigious event.  Click here to read his speech.  

 

The 23rd National Audio Visual Championship
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2024
Open to ALL UK AV Enthusiasts!
The organising team for the 2024 National AV Championship is keen to ensure that not
only do UK AV enthusiasts have the dates in their diary but are also aware that this
championship is open to all – not just RPS members.
Alastair Taylor, Championship Chair has a message for you all:
“ I’m keen to make clear that whilst the RPS AV Group are organising the event, you don’t
have to be a member of the RPS, or any club or organisation for that matter. Any UK AV
enthusiast is welcome to enter. Don’t get the impression we’re an elitist bunch either…firsttimers will be made very welcome …. either as entrants or simply to watch the live
screenings - a fabulous weekend big-screen, big-sound experience”.
He added:
“If you haven’t got this, the biggest live UK AV event in 2024 in your diary already, do it
now!”
Organising Team

Championship Chair:
Team:
Alastair Taylor
Malcolm Imhoff, Keith Watson, Adrian Battersby, Mike Pill

For any enquires please contact the NAVC Chair at rpsavgroup@gmail.com
NAVC Venue
The Championship will be held at Leeds Trinity University (LS18 5HD). This has a superb
lecture theatre with undoubtedly the most sophisticated projection and audio system you
will experience at any UK AV event in 2024. The huge screen, for example, is full cinema
specification, with tiny invisible perforations allowing the powerful, high-quality sound to
come directly from the screen itself. The projector is an equally high-specification
professional beast. The result? All sequences look and sound fabulous in this venue.
Leeds Trinity University is situated north-west of Leeds city centre, offering easy travel,
FREE parking, and a modern and comfortable auditorium with refreshment facilities.
Those Key Dates for Your Diary!
Competition Entries: from Monday 29th July to Midnight on Sunday 1 September 2025.
Attendance Bookings: will open on Monday 1st July and close on Sunday 22nd
September
Live Showing: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024
Information for Entrants and Attendees
23rd NAVC Rules
23rd NAVC Entry Form
23rd NAVC Booking Form
Costs
To enter the NAVC: £15.00 for one entry, £22.00 for two entries.
To attend the NAVC: £18.00 per day, £7.00 per day for a buffet lunch
Payment can made via PayPal and BACS, and on-line through the RPS on-line events
booking platform.
Accommodation and Timings
There are several hotels nearby, as well as Leeds/Bradford Airport (should you wish to fly
in). The nearest hotel is the Premier Leeds/Bradford Airport Hotel. As with previous
Nationals and Internationals, attendees are requested to make their own accommodation
arrangements.
We recommend you get your hotel accommodation booked early as we understand the
hotels in the area tend to get quite full around the time of this event.
The 2024 Championship Judging Panel will consist of three highly experienced and wellrespected AV Enthusiasts:
BRYAN STUBBS ARPS (HEAD JUDGE)
TONY COLLINSON LRPS DPAGB/AV
JEFF MANSELL CPAGB/AV
The organising team look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 NAVC.