Club Competition  Rules

Essex Audio Visual Group


Competition Rules


The Muriel Yetts Award & Graham Yetts Award


Points are available towards The Muriel Yetts Award, in each of the internal group competitions.

The Graham Yetts Trophy. Will be awarded to 2nd Place overall.


There is no limit to the number of entries allowed in:


Interpretation of a song.  Set subject.  4 Minute Trophy.

Or any other designated competition during the year.


Your name or logo should not appear on your sequences for these competitions, but a copy with your credits can provided by the author if they so wish and be saved on the computer for possible selection for future occasions. These sequences should be titled, for example, "(c) Scottish Highlands.exe".  


1st Place: 6 Points.  2nd Place: 5 Points.  3rd Place 4 Points. Highly Commended 3 Points. Entry 1 Point

In addition, within the 4 Minute Trophy competition, Best Third Image or Dissolve: 4 Points.


Winner of The Muriel Yetts Award & The Graham Yetts Award will be declared on the AGM evening in February.  


The winner will keep the trophies for 1 year.


In the event of a tie, a count back system will apply, committee to decide.


Interpretation of a Song Rules


The object of the competition is to interpret a song in the audio-visual format.

Your choice of the song is entirely open and must be used in its entirety.

The addition of sound effects to enhance your creativity is allowed but not any additional voiceover.


All Group Competitions


All sequences entered into group competitions must have at least 60% of the entrants own photography.


Entries in competitions should be wholly new work this will include the images and sound track.


All the Group’s competitions will be judged internally by group members except 4 Minute Trophy when an external judge is available.


All members will judge each sequence out of 10 and the totals determine the results, 1st 2nd 3rd. The sequence with the next highest score will be awarded highly commended.


Should a member enter a sequence and be absent on the day of the competition, their marks will be averaged, and this mark deducted, thereby no advantage is incurred.


Members will vote for one sequence for The Best 3rd Image award within the 4 Minute competition. The sequence with the most votes will be declared the winner.


In the event of a tie, then the sequence with the greater number of 10s (or 9s should there be no 10s) will be declared the winner.



Amended May 2022