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APS AV National Exhibitions

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  Entries Close 27th July 2018

  Live judging at:
  St Peter’s Anglican Church Hall
  371 Neerim Rd
  Carnegie  VIC  3163

5th August 2018


Judging panel:


  • Bob Thomas
  • Malcolm Vickers
  • Julie Bird


  • St Peter’s Anglican Church Hall, 371 Neerim Rd, Carnegie, Victoria, 3163


The sequence can be about travel, history, natural history, sport, an event, a person or persons, nature or any subject or story that pertains to factual information. The sequence must contain text and/or narration– plus music and sound effects if desired. Video is allowed, but must not be more than 20% of the total duration of the sequence.


The sequence will portray any subject or story using a poem and/or song. The sequence cannot be accompanied by music alone, but must contain narration and/or text for poetry-based sequences, and song vocals and/or text for song-based sequences. Music and/or sound effects may also be applied. Video is allowed, but must not be more than 20% of the total duration of the sequence.


The challenge lies in the production and visual progression of images linked to instrumental music. It is not a requirement to have a story with a specific beginning, middle and end, but the production should be constructed so that images dissolve harmoniously in terms of colour or tone and graphic design. No narration, or songs with vocals, or text is allowed, except in the title slide and credits at the end. Video is allowed, but must not be more than 20% of the total duration of the sequence.


The sequence will portray any subject, story or theme other than defined in the Documentary, Photo Harmony, or Poetry and Song categories. Examples are: Humour, Fiction. The sequence may contain any combination of music, sound effects, text and/or narration. Video is allowed, but must not be more than 20% of the total duration of the sequence.

  1. Those who have not received a 1st or 2nd place in a national, or an acceptance in an international AV competition, may enter the Novice section. Any acceptances awarded in this section will not go toward Honours points. If an acceptance is awarded, this is an acknowledgement of encouragement to the Novice.
  2. Any previously accepted AVs in the current National being entered at the time, cannot be entered again.
  3. All entries will be judged for their artistic merit, regardless of the method used to produce them. The Summary, on the accompanying Fiche, is only for the convenience of the judges and organisers, and will not be taken into account by the judges in their assessment.
  4. No restrictions on subject matter or format. This is an Open competition. Author’s name, if used, should be at the end of the sequence.
  5. All entries are required to give appropriate credit, on the sequence and on the fiche, to the work of other artists used in the AV i.e. music, poetry etc.
  6. Each entry must be a standalone digital production – Exe (PC), MP4 or .mov, without the need of the software that produced it and do not have a ‘run’ box.
  7. Entries will not be returned and will be deleted from computers after the exhibition.
  8. Copyright – in accordance with copyright law, all AV sequences must be free of all rights of ownership, whether artistic or otherwise, which may be held by others. By taking part in the competition, authors indemnify the organisers against all and any actions that may be taken against them by owners of copyrights. The organisers of the competition will accept no responsibility in the event of dispute or litigation. Judges’ decisions are final and neither organisers nor anyone else may alter the decisions in any way.
  9. Submission of a sequence implies permission for it to be shown in public, or an image used in an approved APS magazine; acceptance of these rules and of all jury decisions.
  10. Entry is open to all photographers resident in the Commonwealth of Australia or its Territories and also from financial APS members resident overseas. All overseas authors/co-authors must be financial members of APS.


Agreement by exhibition entrants.

As a condition of APS approval, the following statement is to be included on the website or on the entry form for each APS approved exhibition. Entrants must signify agreement to this statement before being permitted to complete the entry process.

By submitting images to this exhibition in either print or digital form, I agree to accept without exception or objection the following terms:

  1. To ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry, including all relevant definitions, the exhibition organisers may ask me to provide originally captured images, with EXIF data intact, by a specified deadline.
  2. If I do not supply the requested image(s) in the specified time those images will be deemed to be in breach of the Conditions of Entry.
  3. Images that are submitted as requested may be investigated by any means determined appropriate by the exhibition organisers to establish if the image(s) comply with the conditions of entry.
  4. Images that are deemed by the exhibition organisers to breach the Conditions of Entry will be removed from the exhibition. Any acceptances or awards allocated to those images will become void.
  5. The exhibition organizers will provide APS with details of all breaches of the Conditions of Entry. APS retains the right to impose sanctions on entrants deemed to have repeatedly breached the Conditions of Entry of any APS Approved exhibition.



OR CD'S MAY BE POSTED TO: Alia Naughton, 3 Henley Close, Castle Hill, NSW 2154