HOS Video Competition  

The HOS Video Competition will be held annually during the HOS Autumn Northern Meeting from 2017 onwards.  The Tony Hughes Trophy is awarded to the best video. The trophy may be held for one year, and must then be returned. The winning video will also be shown at the following Autumn Southern Meeting.

Entries must be sent in advance to the Video Competition Organiser, either by email, or for larger files, using one of the free transfer services such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. The Video Competition Organiser will supply instructions for using WeTransfer on request.

If time permits, all entries will be shown at the Autumn Northern Meeting. Judging will be by audience vote.  In the event of too many entries for a one hour session, committee members will view the material and reduce the entry to the required number.

Contact details for the Organiser and submission deadlines will be placed on this website and in the Journal in advance of the Autumn Northern Meeting. For 2017 the Video Competition Organiser will be John Temporal.  The closing date for videos to reach him is August 1st. 

Video Show Rules

1: Entry is limited to current HOS members, excluding those who make videos professionally.

2: There is a single class into which each member may enter one video only.

3: Videos can be on any topic relevant to hardy orchids, wild +/or cultivated.

4: Videos entered in previous HOS competitions are not permitted.

5: Videos should have been made in the 2 years prior to the Competition.

6: Videos may last a maximum of 3 minutes.

7: Videos may include sound but do not have to do so.

8: Entries must be submitted in a format that can be read by VLC Media Player.  This covers most video formats in use in the UK.  See http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ for details.

9: Videos must have a title that will be seen when projected, but the video maker should not be identified on screen. 

10: Entrants must supply the Organiser with their name, contact details, and the title of their video. 

11: Judging is based on the quality of the videos, not on the rarity of the plants shown.