30 September 2021 – Closing date for videography heat 1
18 November 2021 – Closing date for videography heat 2
30 December 2021 – Closing date for videography heat 3
Once a heat closes, the next one will open the next day. So if you almost made the deadline but then forgot – go ahead and submit them straight away to the next heat.
Yes. Both photography and videography heats are open to all full members.
You will have received an email from Carmel David (email@example.com) with your account details.
If you cannot find your login details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org straight away.
You could also try the “Lost Your Password” link, but if you cannot remember your account’s email, please email email@example.com so as not to lock yourself out with failed attempts.
Please make sure you log in to the system several days in advance in case there is a problem. Support is not available 24/7 so do not wait until 23:55 on the closing date to log in for the first time.
Note: the IPPVA Awards Website is separate from the IPPVA website and may have different email addresses and passwords set up.
Login in at IPPVA Competition System.
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NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT: In each heat, you may enter 1 video free of charge!
2nd and subsequent videos in a heat: €25.
Three levels of award available:
GOLD – videos which score 90+
SILVER – videos which score 80+
BRONZE – videos which score 70+
We will advise judges of the following guidance for scoring:
96-100: Exceptional video
90-95: Superior video
80-89: High quality image
70-79: Above average video
65-69: Average video
51-64: Below average video
<= 50: Not an award standard video
In scoring a video, judges will be encouraged to consider impact, creativity and the technical aspects of the work. Technical aspects include editing, use of sound, quality of the image, composition, use of light, storytelling etc.
There is no guarantee that any particular award level will be granted in any category in any heat. This is not a “best video wins” programme. Each video is judged on its own merits and the granting of awards is at the discretion of judges.
While entrants are encouraged to enter short/highlight videos rather than full-length features, videos may be of any duration. However, judges will only be required to watch the first 60 seconds of the video. Judges may, at their discretion, watch beyond this point, but each judge will only guarantee to watch the first 60 seconds of videos they are judging.
It is expected that a video that is deemed to be worthy of an award will be watched further, and in particular, judges will need to satisfy themselves as they see fit of the consistency and quality of the full video for awarding silver and gold awards. This may mean they watch the full video, that they scrub through it, or that they watch sections of it. Judges are human and don’t have unlimited attention spans, so entering shorter more impactful, and creative videos is likely to be a more successful strategy for entrants.
Judges will watch videos independently of each other and will be asked to shortlist videos they believe are award-worthy. Judges for each category will then meet via Zoom to briefly discuss their shortlists, and to score each video that has made its way to any shortlist. Judges may talk up or down videos in this collaborative judging session if they have strong views on the merit of the video achieving a particular award or no award, before a final award/no award decision is made.
Zoom judging session will be recorded and made available to IPPVA members to watch back.
Judges will be encouraged to give constructive criticism about the videos they discuss.
Please note that part of the T&C’s of entry is that videos entered into the awards competition are promotable and only videos that may be used in promotion should be entered.
Additionally, the awards system is not intended to be a mentoring system, so please enter only your best work. This means making sure videos are the best possible in ALL aspects.
Any video that is commissioned to illustrate a product, people, expertise, business, facility or to promote brand awareness. This includes, but is not limited to:
The Open Creative category will be for anything the videographer would like to have judged which does not meet the criteria for other categories, including personal work. Additionally, if anyone is trying to branch out into other genres of videography, they can enter their work here. All judges, regardless of which categories they judge, will judge this category.
Examples of videos for this category include (but are not limited to):
Any videos shot at a wedding which capture the essence of the day. The videographer(s) may have interacted directly with the couple or shot the day in a hands-off approach, or a mix of the two. Any style of wedding video may be entered. Videos must substantially consist of video shot on the actual wedding day itself, but may be supported by footage from pre- or post-wedding events.