1 Minute AV and Book Competitions

We thought a fun way to get people to participate in Audio Visual (AVs) and/or photo books would be to hold a couple of fun competitions. These will be open to all club members and the winners will receive a bottle of wine.

1 Minute AV

The idea of this is to create a one minute AV. This can be one any subject and can use still a mixture of one or more of the following: photos, video, sound and music track.

AVs can be created in many programs these days, including PhotoShop, Lightroom, Pictures2Exe and free software. I have included some links at the bottom of this post.

When judging, we will be looking for visual impact, creativity and artistic skill.


In normal times we would have the books printed but that does not seem sensible at the moment so instead we would like the books to be submitted as PDFs. If you want to have the book printed anyway you might choose to use a commercial book service and most of these have a PDF option. However, you could use Lightroom, MS Word or Open Office to create your book, or anything that can produce a PDF.

Books should have a maximum of 20 pages.

We will be looking for books that are well produced, with images placed sensitively and with impact. Any subject or theme may be chosen and you may include text as appropriate.

Links for Creating AVs

For Photoshop, this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BZ69kppnls gives a reasonable explanation and this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MljHJuxdZ10 goes into a bit more detail on animation.

I found this video on Lightroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddWk6UesYtk if you want to try that.

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