IYL 2015 Audio Visual Competition in South Africa announces its winners

AV Makers South Africa launched an international AV competition earlier in the year with the theme of “LIGHT” as one of the IYL 2015 initiatives of the South African Coordinator of the International Year of Light 2015. Entries were invited from photographers throughout the world and submissions came from Norway, France, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa and other countries. Judging was completed and results announced at an event in Pretoria, South Africa on 18th December.

Poster from the winning entry, Lux Polaris, by Bill Bruce.
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Poster from the winning entry, Lux Polaris, by Bill Bruce.

The prize winners are:

Winner-AV Makers South Africa Gold medallion, Cash prize R7 000 and Licence for PicturesToExe Deluxe version 9.0 sponsored by wnsoft.com

  • Lux Polaris – William (Bill) Bruce - Norway

Second and Best South African entry-AV Makers South Africa Silver medallion, Cash prize R2 500 and Licence for PicturesToExe Deluxe version 9.0 sponsored by wnsoft.com

  • From Darkness into the Light – Eric Thorburn – South Africa

Runner-up South African entries in alphabetical order-AV Makers South Africa Bronze medallions, Licences for PicturesToExe Deluxe version 9.0 sponsored by wnsoft.com and ¼ share of prize R2 500

  • Antarctic Light – Mike Tagg, Adri & Roel van Oudheusden
  • Kgalagadi Meditation – Izak van Niekerk
  • One Fine Day – Adri van Oudheusden
  • The Wonder of Light - An Exhibition by Nature – Nico Jacobs

Highly commended entries in alphabetical order

  • Empire of Lights – Jean Paul Petit & Jacques van de Weerdt – France
  • Light in Darkness- Cor Lokker – The Netherlands
  • Painting with Light – Malcolm Imhoff – United Kingdom
  • Winter Light at Waddesdon – Ian Bateman – United Kingdom

Judges’ choices in alphabetical order

  • Greenhouse Reflections – Marcel Batist – The Netherlands
  • Jane – Michael Rayment - Australia
  • Light, Sight & Colour – Jim McCormick – United Kingdom

Competition Director’s choice

Gloria – Sir George Pollock – United Kingdom

About AV Makers South Africa

The purpose of the AV Makers Club is to promote the making of digital Audio Visual shows amongst its members and the wider public by means of lectures, demonstrations, shows, competitions and other appropriate means. It is expected that members will be active in the production of digital Audio Visuals. This Club has been in existence since 2010, when the first meeting was held.

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.  With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the lightsources.org International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.

Contacts

Jeff Morris
Competition Director
avmakerssouthafrica@gmail.com

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
john.dudley@univ-fcomte.fr

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
light2015@ictp.it