AV Festival Awards

Judges; Edgar Gibbs; Linda Gibbs & John Holt

Images kindly presented by Christine Chittock

Christine Chittock CPAGB, participant, offered a vote of thanks thus:-
Thank you Smethwick Photographic Society for all your work in organising your first National AV festival. Quite a task but well worth the effort to have a total of 63 entries from both experienced and more recent AV workers. Your volunteers were certainly dedicated and committed to get the festival up and running, designing the publicity materials, organising the judges, printing the programme, sorting out the projection for each session and making sure that there was a constant supply of refreshments as well as the many other tasks associated with running a festival. So it is all credit to you for deciding to organise another AV festival next April. So many heartfelt thanks to you and the judges for devoting your time and expertise and ultimately ensuring that the festival was a great success.

SMETHWICK NATIONAL AV FESTIVAL 2019

RESULTS

OPEN SECTION

PAGB GOLD MEDAL “Safe” Judith Kimber
PAGB SILVER MEDAL “Kelpies” Howard Bagshaw
PAGB BRONZE MEDAL “In Search of Christina” Richard Brown
PAGB RIBBONS
“Dendrochronology” Andrew Gagg
“The Stories Behind the Pictures” Christine Chittock
“Beyond the Wall” Alastair Taylor

JUDGES AWARDS (Smethwick Gold Medals)
Edgar Gibbs “His Wonders to Perform” Raymond Hughes
Linda Gibbs “A Question of Parliament” Peter Ros
John Holt “Winters Gift” Martin Fry

AUDIENCE VOTE “Safe” Judith Kimber

PHOTO HARMONY SECTION

PAGB GOLD MEDAL “Celtic View” David Neal
PAGB SILVER MEDAL “Misty” Martin Addison
PAGB BRONZE MEDAL “The Fallen” Ian Bateman
PAGB RIBBONS
“Le Jardin Feerique” Mike Edwards
“Alpine Seasons” Malcolm & Jenny Gee
“Postcards from Cornwall” Martin Fry

JUDGES AWARDS (Smethwick Gold Medals)
Edgar Gibbs “Landscape Oddesssy” Shiela Haycox
Linda Gibbs “Finding Narnia” Martin Addison
John Holt “Yellowstone Winter” Stephen & Jane Lee

AUDIENCE VOTE “The Fallen” Ian Bateman

Download a PDF of the awards list HERE.