SALON DIRECTOR's REPORT
The PSSA National AV Salon live judging session took place on 30 August 2016 at Club Mykonos and was attended by only three AV delegates. The venue was excellent, with top quality equipment and sound. Judges were Antenie Carstens (FPSSA), Roel van Oudheusden and Adri van Oudheusden (EPSSA, FPSSA, APSSA (vers), AV AFIAP), alternate was Paul Rixom (LPSSA (vers.)).
Congratulations and well done to Anne d'Oliviera and Franz Jesche, who won the PSSA National AV Salon with "Silent Cries". Well done also to Luana Laubscher who received a COM for "Kerse in die donker" and Nellian Bekker who received a COM for "Freeing Ivar the Great". Jeanette du Toit received an acceptance for "Auto museum jewels" and Ernest Preiss for "Kolmanskop".
Brief written comments were sent to entrants, we trust that this would be helpful.
In spite of the low number of 15 entries received, the quality of the entry in general was good. The acceptance rate was 33.3%, with a maximum score of 14 and a minimum score of 12.
In accordance with PSSA recommendations, the judges scored each AV out of 5, taking into account the criteria as described in the Salon Directors Manual, available on the PSSA Website, i.e. Visuals, Audio, Technique and Communication.
We hope to have a bumper number of entries next year. Thank you to everybody who entered, without you there would not be a Salon.
Roel van Oudheusden