Audio Visual Entries

An audio visual sequence (AV) is a multimedia presentation composed of photography, video, animation, music and/or commentary. It can be on any subject, but usually works best when telling a specific story, rather than being a random sequence of unconnected images. That story could be a memorable event or occasion you attended, images from a trip or holiday, an interview with an interesting person or relative, showing us your hobby or just taking us along on one of your favourite walks, to give just a few examples.

The AV must predominantly be photography based, but may include short video sequences where they can better help illustrate the story. Using animations, transitions and other visual effects to keep the AV engaging is encouraged.

Requirements & Recommendations

  • The completed sequence must must be auto-playing and non-interactive (pre-recorded). i.e There should be a single file that when double-clicked to launch the sequence,  will run until its conclusion without any further interaction.
  • The AV should preferably be in the form of a video file, compressed in a common format such as MP4 and sized at 1080p. If you want to use Pictures2Exe and can’t generate a video file, then an .exe is acceptable but please make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date and that the file is scanned beforehand.
  • As with projected image entries, the AV should be designed to fill all or part of the 1920 x 1080 projection area. When creating a video entry the 1080p size should be chosen.
  • The maximum length of an AV entry is 6 minutes.
  • You can submit up to 3 sequences per competition.
  • With the exception of the soundtrack, the AV must be your own work (images, videos etc). Using templates or themes that add styling and background elements which were not created by you is acceptable. Please give credit to the creator of any music or sound used in your AV as required.
  • Entries must be submitted on a CD/DVD or USB memory stick. Please clearly label them with your name along with the full titles of each.
  • All sequences will be copied to the hard drive of the Club’s computer for projection and they may be kept for sometime afterwards unless the author requests they be deleted. The disc or memory stick will be returned to the author. The winning entry may be shown on the club’s website.

What software can I use to create an AV entry?