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IPF Digital Audio-Visual National Championship

Rules and conditions of entry

The Competition:

The Championships are open to all members of the IPF Audio-Visual Group (including members of the AV Group Committee) who wish to submit Sequences.


1) Novice:Beginners section. There is an award for the Best First Time Entrant.

2) Intermediate:Authors advancing from the Novice Section and holders of an L.I.P.F., in AV.

3) Advanced:Authors advancing from Intermediate or Authors holding an I.P.F., (above L.I.P.F.) or equivalent AV
Distinction, or have won Best Overall Trophy, or 1st prize in an AV competition.

4) Club: The Andorra Trophy is awarded to the winner of this category, which involves a minimum of 5 members from a club/society

5) All Ireland: Sequences shown in previous championships.

No sequence may exceed twelve minutes duration.

For all sequences it is expected that the sequence production will be the original work of the entrant(s),(author(s)) and collaborators.

“Collaborators need not be Club members, nor affiliated to the I.P.F.”

Copyright & Responsibility:
Entrants using copyright material must obtain the necessary licence or permission.

Submission of an entry implies the granting of permission for the sequence to be shown in public. Entrants must have a Copyright Performance Licence. Paid up members of the IPF AV Group are included in a group licence and hold an IPF AV Group Copyright performance licence. The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ireland Ltd., (MCPS) Licence, grants permission to use music and sound only. In accordance with the established music and image copyright regulations, sequences presented at the Championships should be free of all rights of ownership, artistic or otherwise, which others may hold. By participating in the Championships author/s of AV sequences indemnify the organisers against all and any action that may be taken against them by owners of copyrights. The organisers will accept no responsibility in the case of dispute or litigation.

All care will be taken in the handling of sequences, but the organisers cannot accept responsibility for loss, theft or damage.

One or more qualified person(s) will judge The I.P.F. AV National Championships. They should be well
known in Audio-Visual or a similar media. All entries will be shown at the National Championships. Judge(s) are not
permitted to be entrants and his/her/their decision/s (regarding the results of the competition) are final.

Audience Vote:

The audience can vote for their preferred best sequence. This is independent of the official judging.

Technical Requirements:

A digital projector, computer (Windows Operating System platform) and sound system will be provided. Entries may be submitted by Internet media transfer* or by CD/DVD. All submitted entries shall be self executable files (exe) named with the Sequences title^. The sequence must run with no additional software requirements. All entries should contain a folder for each slideshow clearly labelled and also include a copy of the entry/identification form. All
CD/DVD’s should be indelibly labelled. The sequence should be programmed with no ‘run box’, and to return to the desktop at the end. All sequences will be copied to the Hard Drive for projection at the National Championships.

No music credits are to appear on the screen. Authors’ names must not appear on sequences. Logos must not appear.

Sequences should be full screen.

Copied material (sequences) will be archived following the Festival and the CD returned, unless other
arrangements have been made with the author. Those not wishing to have their work archived, may apply an expiry date to the file sent or tick the box on entry form re permission to archive. Author/s permission will be sought for any showing of archival material for use of promoting AV. The right to grant or refuse permission for showing rests with the named Author.

Entry Form and Fees:

Every sequence submitted requires a separate Entry Form, forms should be sent to The AV Secretary, Lilian Webb, A.I.P.F., 66 Roseville, Naas, Co. Kildare together with sequence entry fee to arrive not later than “to be confirmed” . Cheques made payable to the ‘I.P.F. National Treasurer’.

Sequence material/Identification Forms:

Sequence material and Identification Sheets, must be sent to Alan Lyons, A.I.P.F., 32 Oatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Return of Entries:

Preferably all entries should be collected from the organisers at the end of the Championships.
Please enclose return postage if sequences to be returned.

Sequences being entered for a distinctions application may not be entered in the Nationals of the
same year. All the above rules re technical requirements also apply. Members of the committee, who are distinction holders, are available for mentoring before applications are made.

Conditions of Entry:

Except where provided in these rules the decision of the organisers shall be final and binding.

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