Audio Visual Presentation

Judy Griffin - Light on the Hedges
David Hobbs - Bird Watching
Robert Parker - Amongst the Dried Ferns
David Wingate - Baths at Real Alcazar
Ellie Schartner - Dancing Alone

Scope of Competition

Our audio visual (AV) competition submissions can consist of a multimedia presentation composed of photography, video, animation, music and commentary or a combination thereof.

The emphasis of the presentation will be the blending of these components into a cohesive storyline. The transition between the images should flow harmoniously with the appropriate colour or tone complementing the selected theme and images.

Photo Essay Theme – can be any subject but the presentation must follow a theme such as a memorable event, recent trip or holiday, interviewing an interesting individual or highlighting a topic of interest.

Special Note: An image previously receiving a CAPA Award can be included in story/show.

Editing Criteria

Open Editing – All different in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final presentation . However, all components of the presentation must have been created or captured by the Entrant with the exception of the music.

AV presentation MUST contain three elements:

i) title page (title of presentation but no mention of the entrant’s name);
ii) multiple slides and text if required; and
iii) the first slide must be a blank black slide and be displayed for 4 seconds. The last slide must also be a blank black slide with a duration of 4 seconds.  The second last slide must contain the music credits. The name of the club or the entrant(s) MUST NOT be displayed in any portion of the presentation. 

AV presentation submission:

i) must NOT exceed 7 minutes;
ii) filenames for individual entries must be named as – NAME OF PRESENTATION (do NOT include entrant’s name in the filename);
iii) filenames for club entries must be named as – NAME OF PRESENTATION (do NOT include entrant’s name in the filename)
iv) file must be saved as a video file, either as an MP4 or MPEG-4 or MOV formatted file – NOTE: Executable files such as AVI, EXE and WMV are NOT acceptable;
v) can contain video and/or timelapse but must NOT exceed 20% of the total runtime of the presentation; and
vi) download, fill in and submit this separate entry form: AV Competition Entry Form (Microsoft Word document)

 A wide range of AV applications are available to create an AV presentation:

Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac & Windows computers);
Photoshop CS6 and above (Mac & Windows computers);
Photoshop Elements (Mac & Windows computers);
Adobe Lightroom (Mac & Windows computers);
ProShow Gold from Photodex (Windows only);
ProShow Producer from Photodex (Windows only);
Fotomagico (Mac computers only);
Sony Vegas Pro (Mac & Windows computers);
Picture-To-Exe (Mac & Windows computers);
Final Cut Pro (Mac computers only).

Judging Criteria

Judges will review and assign a total score out of a maximum of 100 points based on the following categories and associated maximum points:

i) Photography/time lapse/video (artistry, quality of images, appropriateness of image theme)  – 40 points;
ii) General Interest (impact & maintenance of interest, clarity of intent or concept and overall planning of story) – 30 points; and
iii) Presentation/Production (sequencing, pacing and flow of images & ideas, development of theme, sound/music compatibility to theme) – 30 points.

Competition Processes

Closing Date of Competition – April 11, 2019 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

Open To – All paid-up CAPA members and camera clubs associated to CAPA.

Two Parallel Competitions – CAPA Audio Visual ‘Individual’ Competition for only CAPA member and CAPA Audio Visual ‘Club’ Competition for all camera clubs.  CAPA individual members are limited to one AV submission whereas a camera club can submit 2 AV submissions.

SPECIAL NOTE: For a club submission for this competition – at least two people MUST be involved in creating the audio visual presentation.

Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions. – READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE

How To Enter Competition – Prior to the closing time and date of the competition, the Entrant will electronically transfer the completed Audio Visual Competition Entry Form and a copy of the Audio Visual presentation to the COMPETITION HOST.  WETRANSFER or DROPBOX are acceptable methods of electronic transfer.  For entrants who are unable to use electronic transfer methods, please check with the Competition Chair OR Competition host (all entries must be received by the Competition Host by the deadline).

Hosting Competition: Toronto Digital Photo Club

Competition Chair – Ann Alimi

Competition Host – Lance Gitter –

Winner Selection – will be based the highest scores awarded by the judges. 

Distribution of CAPA Awards And/Or Commercial Prizes – will be coordinated by the CAPA Director of Competitions.


Access To Competition Results

The competition results are usually available 2 to 4 weeks after the closing date of the competition. CAPA Director of Competitions will advise all entrants of the competition results shortly after they are received by the Competition Coordinator.

Posting To Website – To view the listing of winners for this competition – select WINNERS-Individual or WINNERS-Club under the COMPETITIONS main menu.   Final competition report is restricted and can only be accessed by logging into the CAPA website.   View these reports by selecting COMPETITION REPORTS under the COMPETITIONS main menu.