Winners 2017/18

The Ralph Smith Audio Visual Trophy.......................TBA
The Premier Trophy..................................................Brenda Stone
The Exclusive Trophy.................................................Brian Edwards
The Roger Price Trophy.............................................Howard Taylor
Doug Mackrell Trophy................................................John Harbron

RPS Great Yorkshire AV Day - Sunday 7th April 2019

Please note our venue is Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD
Starting time 10.30 am

Download your booking form here and for more information contact Bryan Stubbs

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RPS AV Day Trinity University Sunday7th April 2019 starting at 10.30

RPS AV Day Trinity University Sunday April 7th  starting at 10.30
I have always been interested in photography but the revolution for me was the coming of the digital age. I quickly got interested in organising things at my local Cleethorpes Camera CIub and I am currently Treasurer. I got interested in AV a few years ago and introduced the concept to my club not knowing then that there was a whole National and International AV scene. This was a revelation to me and I quickly got interested in developing my interest. I had won the Lincolnshire Photographic Association Annual competition for three consecutive years so I thought I would have a go a bit further afield. I managed to win the Pollock medal for first time entrant at the Great Northern Competition and also won the Worcestershire annual AV competition so this gave me further encouragement.
Always willing to put a little back, I became secretary of the RPS AV group, I have just completed two years as President of Lincolnshire Photographic Association (whilst running the website at the same time), and I regularly judge AV and still image in Lincolnshire. Bev and I have started to judge AV more widely recently including Midphot and the All Ireland AV Competition. I believe that photography and AV should be valued as an art form, and as an art form, it will often be impossible to judge totally objectively. I believe that the job of a judge is (yes to find some winners) but mainly to encourage everyone to develop their best work.
I have started entering National and International AV competitions with several mentions but the major titles have so far eluded me. In the last couple of years I have gained my ARPS and DPAGB/AV.
Bev has a similar passionate interest to me in AV and she contributes to the production process with her valuable insight into story, script, structure and narration. We spend a great deal of time discussing the merits of work which we view but we don’t always agree! It has become our principal hobby.
I believe that we should have fun with our hobby, the most important people to please are ourselves. We should enjoy ourselves and if other people like our work, then that is a bonus!
This is a great hobby and an entertaining spectacle. I want to encourage everyone to have fun with our hobby!

The meeting starts at 10.30 with attendees’ sequences. This is your chance to show off your work and get some kind, helpful comments on improving it or maybe just saying how wonderful it is. This is always an important and enjoyable part of our day so please bring along your AVs.
To help us with the organisation of this session please try to send your AV sequence in advance to Tony Collinson using DropBox, WeTransfer  or a CD through the post. DropBox is a free download from WeTransfer from https//
Tony’s email address is and his postal address is
8 Brownberrie Drive, Leeds, LS18 5PP.
If it is not possible to send it in advance because you are working on it until the night before, bring it with you as usual  but please book it in as usual on the booking form.
We will break for lunch about 13.00 and Alan will speak to us from 14.00 until about 16.45  or so with a break for tea/coffee at about 15.00.

Leeds Trinity University is located in Brownberrie Lane,  Horsforth LS18 5HD.
Here is a link to their website on how to find them:
If anyone needs more information please contact me.
There is plenty of free car parking available on site and our meeting will be held in the Auditorium and Conference suite. This is situated through the main Reception Area. ( Nos 13 and 14 on the campus map. )
Please arrive by 10.00 if possible and have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat before the meeting starts at 10.30.

Lunch Arrangements.
Our team of helpers will again be organising the lunch.
We will be providing sandwiches similar to last time together with a small pork pie, packet of crisps, fruit and chocolate biscuit and drinks of tea/coffee/orange juice.
This is all available at the bargain price of £5. You may of course bring your own lunch if you wish.

Tea/Coffee during the day.

Tea/Coffee will be provided from 10.00 before the meeting and tea/coffee and biscuits in the afternoon as part of the registration fee which is at present held at £10 for RPS AV Group members and £12 for non members.
Dinner Possibilities.
There are several restaurants/pubs in Horsforth and nearby where you could have a meal. The internet will provide all the necessary information, or ask me.
Bryan Stubbs
0113 2661448