2023 Brand Awards

‘Brand Award 2023’  within the Luca Memorial Photo Contest 2023

Nominations and Winners to be announced starting the :19th FEBRUARY 2024

Nominations and Winners:

To be  announced 19th FEBRUARY 2024

To be  announced 20th FEBRUARY 2024

To be  announced 21st FEBRUARY 2024

To be  announced 22nd FEBRUARY 2024

BRAND Awards 2023 'within the ‘Luca Memorial Contest 2022’.

Luca Memorial Contest: the ONE & ONLY Worldwide Photo Contest exclusively for Caving & Canyoning.
In February 2024 an internal team of each brand will pick by their own criteria which are the BEST PHOTOS among the resulting Finalists photos in LucaMemorial Contest FINALE 2023.
👉🏻 For each brand, the one winner photo will be rewarded with a pack consisting of its best products*.
🏆'KORDA'S Award 2023' pack of Caving & Canyoning ropes:
🔹DANA 10 Canyoning 50m (208EUR)
Semistatic rope type A: excelent durability & the Stability system
🔹IRIS 9 Canyoning 50m (186EUR)
Semistatic rope type B: with Summum system,offering maximum safety to rope users
🔹FINA 8,5 Caving 100m (241EUR)
A light rope certified as Type A: with Titan system,offering more safety in case of damage
💵 pack valued at approx. 685 USD
ℹ️ More info here: Korda's Brand Award
🏆'SELAND Award 2023', Double-lined canyoning steamer with hood, two-pieces 5/4mm neoprene couple suit pack:
🔹GORBEA (man/kid, 225EUR)
🔹RONDA (lady, 225EUR)
💵 pack valued at aprox.485USD
ℹ️ More info here: Seland Brand Award
🏆‘BESTARD Award 2023’ pack of boots for swift water activities:
🔹CANYON GUIDE high-cut (218EUR)
🔹WILDWATER PRO mid-cut (209EUR)
💵 pack valued at aprox.460USD
ℹ️ More info here: Bestard Brand Award
🏆‘OUTEX Award 2023’:
🔹the Pro Kit! Underwater camera housing for professional photographers.
💵 valued at 455USD
ℹ️ More info here: Outex Brand Award
(*duties for delivery outside the EU to be covered by winners)

🗓️The winners will be announced starting 19th February 2023.

February 2024

'How to Submit Photos'
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    🏆OUTEX brand has been invited to pick by their own criteria which are the BEST  PHOTOS among the resulting finalists in Luca Memorial Contest 2022.
    OUTEX  (https://outex.com) makes professional outdoor and waterproof housings for cameras & lenses. With a unique patented product design to universally fit all brands & models, maintains all functional control, optical glass ports, in a compact & lightweight size.
    ℹ️ OUTEX Award announcement (link in bio)
    The prize consists of one of the best sellers of the brand: the Pro Kit!
    💵 valued at 435USD
    An underwater camera housing for professional photographers


    We congratulates all participants!
    The quality and scope of the photos is tremendous!, and it was very difficult to narrow it down….let alone select a preference.
    OUTEX teams in Europe and USA are impressed and torn!
    Given the pandemic and our geographical locations, team members were able after some iterations to narrow down the selection to a consensual choice:
    We now proceed to announce the images that the OUTEX jury has chosen as the three best:
    🥇#1 OUTEX WINNER, Photo of the Year 2021
    🥇Xabier Garcia (SPAIN)
    “Between a Rock & a Hard Place”: An image that elicited much emotional reactions from our staff!
    this image seemed to capture so many attributes of canyoning: adventure, skill, knowledge, perseverance, teamwork, humanity, & beauty.
    While there are elements of photographic integrity that depict framing, composition, depth of field, shutter speed, and focus, the image ultimately illustrates humanity against the beauty, thrills, and challenges of nature at a particular point in time that’s metaphorical to what photography means in all of our lives.
    🥈Number 2!, Honorable Mention!!
    🥈Matthias Holzinger (SWITZERLAND)
    Amazing juxtaposition of elements coming together; water, rock, gravity, seemed like a great metaphor for the sport of canyoning.
    The framing and composition help create the magical illusion of walking on the rainbow, while capturing the backdrop against which the feat seems even more amazing.
    🥉Number 3!, Honorable Mention!!
    🥉Guillermo Sánchez (SPAIN)
    The photo captures much of the essence of canyoning, not to mention the complexities of photographing it in the process.
    Masterfully negotiating the elements, while maintaining depth of field, the backlight, and giving an unique perspective on the thrills & challenges of the sport.
    🏅📷Want more photos?
    🏅📷View FINALIST 2021 GALLEY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
    🏆➡️️ The Luca Memorial photo contest is the only annual international contest focused exclusively on photos of Caves & Canyons.
    2022 Edition is OPEN for photo submission from Instagram / Facebook / Twitter, or file.

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