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Audio Visual National AV Championship

RPS National Audio Visual Championship (NAVC)

NAVC 22nd Championship Key Information


Welcome to the National Audio Visual Championship (NAVC). This year marks the 22nd NAVC and this will take place at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022. The 22nd in 2022 has a nice ring about it doesn’t it.

 In addition, there will be 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”. 

On this page you will find all of the key information about the Championship including key calendar dates you need to remember. We very much look forward to receiving your entries and seeing you in Leeds in September. After a three year wait, we hope that you are as excited as us at the prospect of a live AV event where we will see and hear AV Productions as they are supposed to be seen and heard.

​Entries can be received from: Monday 18th July 2022
Closing date for entries:  Midnight on Sunday 21st August 2022
You can book to attend the event from: Monday 18th July 2022
Closing date for booking to attend the event:  Midnight on Sunday 4th September 2022
Dates of NAVC:  Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022
Results emailed and published on website: Week Commencing 12th  September 2022


Please read and digest the Rules by clicking on Rules Link below.

​Entry Form
The Entry Form is available in Word format and PDF format - click on links below

Attending the NAVC
To attend the NAVC, the Booking Form is available in Word format and PDF format - click on links below

Contact the NAVC Organisers
If you have any questions, please email the NAVC Organisers at:

1st - RPS Gold Medal
2nd - RPS Silver Medal
3rd - RPS Bronze Medal

Photo Harmony – Specialist Interest Group (SIG) Medal
Judges Choice – Specialist Interest Group (SIG) Medal
Judges Choice – Specialist Interest Group (SIG) Medal
Pollock Medal for the Best New Entrant

Highly Commended – 3 awarded RPS Ribbons
Commended – 3 awarded – RPS Ribbons
Judges’ Mention – 3 Certificates

Audience Vote​

The Best New Entrant is defined as someone who has never won an award in a National or International AV Competition, and does not hold an AV distinction from the RPS, PAGB, FIAP, IPF or APS or other national photographic association.


Ian retired to Exmouth in 2015, and in recent years has been both Chairman of Exmouth Photo Group and President of the Western Counties Photographic Federation. He started making AV sequences in the mid-1980s, initially with slide/tape before pioneering digital methods in the late 1990s. In 2002 he was the first person to be awarded a Fellowship in AV with a digitally-projected panel. He has lectured and judged AV events all over the country and abroad, and was Chairman of the RPS International AV Festival from 2009 to 2014. He is currently on the RPS Film, Digital and Multimedia Panel as AV Specialist.  

Photography has been my main hobby since 1986 and  belong to a couple of clubs in Devon plus AV Groups.  I am a past Chairman and also past Secretary of Exmouth Photo Group  and now their webmaster. Over the years I have gained distinctions in both prints and AVs.  I have two ARPS Distinctions, one in prints and one in AV and was very pleased to be awarded an MPAGB for my AVs in 2016 and now find that I am doing more and more in the AV world and am pleased to have gained several awards with some of my AVs.   I thoroughly enjoy making AV sequences and doing presentations to clubs  which are usually a variety of different genres, as I like to offer something for everyone, which could be documentaries, humour, photo harmony and nature. 

I have had success at many regional, national and international competitions. I have also enjoyed judging at all levels and giving AV presentations to interested groups. I have been successful in achieving distinction awards from the RPS, PAGB and FIAP. I also served as Secretary of the RPS AV Group for six years. I believe that photography and AV should be valued as an art form and that the job of a judge is to encourage everyone to develop their best work. This is a great hobby and an entertaining spectacle.