Bournemouth Video Club Competition Rules
(Reviewed & Approved by the Committee August 2009)
Entry forms for all competitions will be available from the Competition Secretary at any time. This entry form carries a tick-box asking for permission to circulate the entry to other clubs either as an external competition entry or as part of a showreel. Footage must have been taken within the last three years. Video entries must not exceed the maximum stipulated running times (see below). Time for Titles or Credits can be added to the running times. Only one entry per person will be accepted for each competition. Family Membership competitors may make separate entries. NOTE! Family members making a combined entry, will be restricted to a maximum of 2 contestants only. The additional entrant must be clearly indicated on the entry form.
It is not permitted to enter videos made for commercial purposes into competitions.
Two Judges will be used for all competitions.
As in line with most other Club Competitions, use of television clips, other footage or still frames will be permitted, but not to exceed 5% of the running time. This additional material must be acknowledged on the entry form.
Since the club is a member of the IAC we can use any music on our videos without breaching the copyright laws. This only applies to videos shown at the club and external competitions.
Certiﬁcates will be presented to the winners as soon as possible by the Competition Sec. All awards made at the Annual Awards Evening will be made by the Chairman. Wnners of the 60-sec, Rough Footage and Music to Video competitions etc, will also receive a certiﬁcate as soon as possible, with a trophy being presented at the Annual Awards Evening.
There will be ﬁve Main Competitions per year. Four will be for open choice subjects. One competition may have a speciﬁed subject (to be decided by the Competition Secretary) with sufﬁcient advance notice to allow preparation.
Sections / Classiﬁcation
For the main competitions, there will be two sections of contestants:
- Intermediate Section – This section is open to any member from beginners to those who have reasonable knowledge in the arts of camera-work and editing.
- Advanced Section – This section is open to those videographers who are more advanced to very advanced, in all aspects of video production.
The Competition Secretary shall issue a Section Listing at the beginning of each competition year. Members cannot be moved from one section to another during a competition year. Any move from one section to another, will be on the recommendation of the Competition Secretary to the Committee. The Committee will make the ﬁnal decision.
Video entries must not exceed a maximum running time of 6 minutes. This will not include titles or credits.
Two judges will be selected on-the-night, neither may have entered a video in that competition.
Judging will be based upon ﬁve main_criteria. Each judge will consider all of the criteria listed and award up to ten points per segment, giving a maximum of 50 points per judge. The highest total score that can be awarded therefore, will be 100 points. Judging criteria:
- Camera Work
- Overall Impression
When screening is completed, the judges will depart to a suitable location to discuss and make their decision. Written comments will be produced for the Competition Sec. who will make them available at a later date for interested contestants. The judges shall then announce the results and may wish to make constructive comments.
First, second and third places in each Section shall be awarded a certiﬁcate, to be presented as soon as possible, by the Competition Sec.
The John Butler-Walton Trophy
Open category (open to all skill levels). The video must have been produced in the last three years, even though the member may have only recently joined our club. It must not have been shown in this competition before. The maximum running time shall be 10 minutes excluding Titles and Credits. The winning entries of the ﬁve Main Competitions shall be eligible for entry to this competition.
Two external judges will be invited to judge this competition and will be qualiﬁed in all aspects of videography. The judges will be asked to comment on each video before announcing the winner.
The winner will receive the John Butler-Walton Trophy to be presented immediately by the Club Chairman and it shall be retained by the winner for one year only. The contestant’s name will be engraved on the Trophy and this will be arranged shortly afterwards.
The winner will also receive a Shield and a Certiﬁcate to be presented at our Awards Evening. The runners-up will receive a Certiﬁcate only.
60 Second Competition
Open category. The video must not exceed 60 seconds. This time does not include titles and credits. It must not have been shown before.
The winner shall receive a Certiﬁcate to be presented as soon as possible by the Competition Secretary, and a Shield to be presented at our Annual Awards evening.
Rough Footage Competition
Open category. For this competition, participants will be issued with un-edited video footage with all sound removed. Entrants will be asked to edit the video, and add in any appropriate, sound, music and narration as necessary.
Entrants are expected to provide the blank recording media of their choice for the working footage. The winner shall receive a Certiﬁcate to be presented as soon as possible by the Competition Secretary, and a shield, to be presented at our Awards Evening.
Music to My Video
Open category. A specially compiled CD will be issued to all entrants. Music shall be selected from the CD, which the contestant thinks is the most suitable for their video footage. As many of the melodies (or parts of) may be used as the contestant wishes. No Narration or Ambient Sound will be allowed.
The winner shall receive a Certiﬁcate to be presented as soon as possible by the Competition Secretary, and a Shield to be presented at our Awards Evening.
The Dave DaCosta Comedy Award
Open category. This competition will take place towards the end of February to mark the date of Dave’s anniversary.
Only videos which have a comical theme, will be accepted. The winner shall receive the Dave DaCosta Trophy to be presented immediately. The contestant’s name shall be engraved on the Trophy and this will be arranged shortly afterwards. The Trophy will be retained by the winner, for one year only. Additionally, the winner shall receive a Certiﬁcate as soon as possible by the Competition Secretary and Shield to be presented at our Awards Evening.
Other Competition Subjects
Other subjects may be added from time to time by the Committee or the Competition Secretary, such as a black & white ﬁlm, silent movie, drama, or speciﬁc subject such as an advert, water etc. The winner would receive a Shield & Certiﬁcate similar to those mentioned above.
A special competition could also be held in which pairs of members would work together, or even larger groups to take advantage of special skills or equipment. This work could also be entered into prestigious external competitions.
The Brian Lacey Peacock Award
This award is made to a member of the club who has shown that he or she has provided outstanding work in support of the Bournemouth Video Club over the past year. The Chairman will short-list a number of candidates who, in his/her opinion, should be considered. The committee will select the winner prior to the Awards Evening. It should be noted that this award may not be made every year and that the winner cannot be re-selected for the next two consecutive years. The winner shall receive the Peacock Trophy at the Awards Evening, to be retained by the winner for one year only. The winner’s name will be engraved on the Trophy and this will be arranged shortly afterwards. A Certiﬁcate and a Shield will also be presented on the same evening.
Most Improved Videographer of the Year
The Chairman will short-list a number of candidates who, in his/her opinion, could be considered for this award. The committee will select the winner prior to the Awards Evening. It should be noted that this award may not be made every year, subject to the performance of the club members. The winner shall receive a Shield and a Certiﬁcate to be presented at our Awards Evening.