The Bridgend "5 to 8" competition was an annual photo harmony competition organised by Bridgend and District Camera Club from 2008 to 2020 and open to entries from across the globe. The name was derived from the original allowed running time of photo harmony sequences - from 5 to 8 minutes.

The 2020 competition was the final edition of the competition hosted by Bridgend and District Camera Club. We would like to thank all those who supported our efforts over the period 2008 to 2020.

From 2021 the competition moved to a new home at the Exmouth Photo Group and was re-branded as the Jurassic Coast International AV Salon.

Photo Harmony

Photo Harmony is intended to demonstrate skill in the production and visual progression of still images linked to sound. No words or story with a specific beginning, middle and ending are required. The emphasis is on matching the images with appropriate transitions and harmonising them with the sound. Video clips are not allowed in the sequence.


The purpose is to display a set of images which harmonise with each other and with the sound used. The sequence should be constructed so that images progress harmoniously in terms of colour or tone and graphic design. The aim is not to display images which may be excellent when considered individually but which fail to harmonise with each other and with the sound chosen. It is recommended that the sound and the images start and finish together and that the original ending of the music is preserved rather than an arbitrary fade-out.

As with all techniques, digital manipulation can easily be overdone and result in an effect counter-productive to the one intended. Such modifications should be carefully matched to the overall concept being communicated by the images.


Downloads available below are zip files containing the winning entries for that year. The majority of entries are Windows compatible .exe files with some video files.

2020 Download the 2020 winners (zip file 513Mb)
  1st Mark Allen It Was 75 Years Ago
  Runner Up Laura Parker Trees Of New Zealand
  Runner Up Les Ayres More Than Graffiti
  Commended Jane and Stephen Lee Ebb and Flow
  Commended Malcolm Imhoff Somewhere Along The Road
  Commended Harry Hunt Lakeland Reflections
2019 Download the 2019 winners (zip file 462Mb)
Video version of the winning entry which can be viewed here or on YouTube.
Link provided by Ian Bateman.

  1st Ian Bateman Cathedral
  2nd Jane and Stephen Lee Yellowstone Winter
  3rd Lisa Bukalders Visions of Africa
  Highly commended Ernest Preiss Kolmanskop
  Highly commended Yvonne Acheson Interwoven
  Commended Brian Harvey A Peep into Paradise
  Commended Neil Smith Lift Your Head Up High
  Commended Peter Rose Street Art
2018 Download the 2018 winners (zip file 685Mb)
Video version of the winning entry which can be viewed here or on YouTube.
Link provided by Ian Bateman.

  Winner Ian Bateman Going Underground
  Runner-up Martin Addison Finding Narnia
  Runner-up Norman Horsham Autumn
  Highly commended Martin Addison Glassworks
  Highly commended Martin Fry Winter White
  Commended Nellian Bekker Impressions
  Commended Bert Schmitz Abandoned
2017 Download the 2017 winners (zip file 694Mb)
Video version of the winning entry which can be viewed here or on YouTube.
Link provided by Ian Bateman.

  Winner Ian Bateman The Fallen
  Runner-up Malcolm Imhoff Cwmorthin Requiem
  Runner-up David R. Neal Celtic View
  Highly commended Nellian Bekker Kokerboomkloof
  Highly commended Christine Chittock Kaleidoscopic Stourhead
  Commended Laura Parker The Dark Side of Light
  Commended Chris Timbrell Small Trees, Tall Trees
2016 Download the 2016 winners (zip file 674Mb)
  Winner Jane and Stephen Lee Searching For The Light - A Norwegian Quest
  Runner-up Bill Bruce Reflections
  Runner-up Ian Bateman Wistman's Wood
  Highly commended Brian Harvey Under Norfolk Skies
  Highly commended Ian Bateman Winter Light At Waddesdon Manor
  Commended Malcolm and Jenny Gee Alpine Seasons
  Commended Malcolm Moorehead Colours Of Spring
2015 Download the 2015 winners (zip file 771Mb)
  Winner Mark Allen Scotland
  Runner-up Stephen and Jane Lee Land of Ice
  Runner-up Malcolm and Jenny Gee Seasons In Close Up
  Highly commended Ian Bateman Horizons
  Highly commended Mark Allen Iceland
2014 Download the 2014 winners (zip file 337Mb)
Video version of the winning entry - link provided by Ian Bateman on behalf
of Wantage Camera Club.
To play the HD version you will need to play One Day Like This on

  Winner Wantage Camera Club One Day Like This
  Runner-up Malcolm Imhoff On Higher Ground
  Runner-up Adri van Oudheusden One Fine Day
  Highly commended Ian Bateman Catalunyan Morning
  Highly commended Nellian Bekker Fantasie d'Eau
2013 Download the 2013 winners (zip file 685Mb)
  1st Adri van Oudheusden The Sands Of Time
  2nd David Neal Celtic Vision
  3rd Paul Green Milwaukee Art Museum
  Highly commended Jeff Driscoll Fendrod Swans
  Highly commended Chris Timbrell West Ireland - Land, Sea And Sky
2012 Download the 2012 winners (zip file 353Mb)
Video version of the winning entry - link provided by Chris Timbrell.
  1st Chris Timbrell The Runner
  2nd Andy Polakowski Facing The Dream
  3rd Alia Naughton Looking Up
  Highly commended Jeff Driscoll Butterflies, Damselflies And Dragonflies
  Highly commended Geoff Poole Summer In The Alps
2011 Download the 2011 winners (zip file 315Mb)
  Winner Jenny Hibbert Wildlife In Montana
  Runner-up Ed Cloutman Coldbrookdale Foundry
  Runner-up Alia Naughton Colours Of Uluru
  Highly commended David Pickford Left By The Tide
  Highly commended Howard Bagshaw The West
  1st Gary Green By The Grace Of God
  2nd Chris Timbrell Winter
  3rd Paul Green The Concert Hall
  Highly commended Mike Baker Death And Life On The Nile
  Highly commended Jenny Hibbert Wolves
  Winner Alan Jenkinson Taking The Long Way Home
  Runner-up David Neal Skye View
  Runner-up Chris Timbrell The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China
  Highly commended David Gould I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
  Highly commended Gary Green Reflections - My Home Town
  Winner David Neal Celtic Desires
  Runner-up Mike Baker Images Of The South West
  Runner-up Jenny Hibbert It's A Wonderful World
  Highly commended Jeff Goodwin Born To Run
  Highly commended Mike Eady Say It With Flowers