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Luca Memorial Contest is a permanent annual contest for CAVING & CANYONING in memory of Luca Chiarabini (1970-2017). Organized, hosted and administered by the Luca Chiarabini Memorial Association, a non-profit 🇨🇭Swiss organization. 

LoLuca Memorial🏆Contest 2021 is OPEN for Caving/Canyoning photos and videos.

Luca Memorial
CONTEST 2021

LATEST NEWS

🔥ANNOUNCEMENT🔥
PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2020 WINNER

💥2021 CONTEST IS OPEN💥
Round Jan-Apr 2021

WHAT’S NEW:
We have maintained our CONCEPT but we adapted to the current COVID situation, simplified the contest and made it more social and distributive.
▫️ Almost no MEETINGs being held! Round Winners will vote and elect a MEETING to be sponsored in its next edition, whenever it will take place.
▫️ EXPLORATIONS are much more than a photo. Created separated annual contest for Exploration/Explorer of the year.
▫️ Added dedicated prizes for AMATEUR photographers
▫️ Added rule to avoid repetitive winners (round winner can not win another round during year, year winner can not win next year)
▫️ Simplified categories: 1. CAVING, 2. CANYONING, 3.VIDEOS
▫️ Round duration is now 4 months, to ensure reaching minimum quorum of photos and participants in each category.
▫️ New contest platform for submitting from SOCIALs: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube.

🔥IT IS FINALLY HERE!🔥
FINAL Round 2020

“Photo of the year”” elected by Jury: 🏆5000 USD  
Online Voters , chances to win 🏅500 USD -> REPLACED by SOCIAL👍🏻CONTEST on INSTGRAM
https://lucamemorial.org/socialfinal2020/

“Guess the Photo of the Year” 
SOCIAL👍🏻CONTEST on INSTAGRAM
voters/likers opt to win 🏆500 USD

now🔥OPEN, ends 5th February 202.

ENTER instructions post
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKBc4Saqraa/

“Photo of the year” 
elected by Jury (click here): 
🏆5000 USD award

to be announced 5th February 2021.

FINALISTS’ GALLERY
https://www.instagram.com/lucamemorial.gallery/

🔥COMING SOON🔥
2021 Contest rules and NEW FORMAT
to be announced before 1st Feb 2021

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The contests&sweepstakes hosted by Luca Chiarabini Memorial Association are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook&Instagram. No purchase to Luca Memorial is necessary to enter or win. A purchase to Luca Memorial does not increase the chances of winning. Participants explicitly release Facebook&Instagram of any implied responsibility.

PARTNERS

Round Oct-Dec 2020 🏁CONCLUDED
Winners and photos here.

ROUND OCT-DEC2020

PRIZES:

  • Best photo in each category elected by Jury: 🏅500 USD  
  • 15 finalists in each category pass to Final Round 2020, chances to win “Photo of the year” award of 🏆5000 USD
  • Winning voter in each category: 🏅200 USD  (raffle among voters of winning photo)

PHOTOS accepted: taken in 2020, about Caving* and Canyoning*, 5 categories.

  • Click on buttons SUBMIT to send photos, button VOTE to vote photos.
  • You can also submit photos from FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM with Messenger / DM:   send your photo to   @lucamemorial.contest
  •  Or send an email with your photo to contest@lucamemorial.org

* explicitly included and accepted: CANYONS: Icy, wet and dry canyons CAVES: Rock, ice/glacier, and underwater natural/coral caves or man-made abandoned underground structures and mines, as well as urban caving.

    CONTEST 2021
    ℹ️PRESENTATIONℹ️

    Luca Chiarabini

    Photo & Video Contest 2021

    Worldwide Edition

    2020 CONTEST PARTICIPATION:

      32 Countries

    Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela

    Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela

    WHAT CAN BE WON?
    for the chance to win during the annual contest up to:
    $ 5000
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    $ 3000
    MEETING ORGANIZATIONS
    $ 500
    INTERNET VOTERS/LIKERS

    (stated above maximum annual possible prize per winner type, in USD)

    for full prizes overview click here

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    Submitting Photos

    Anyone can submit Caving and Canyoning photos & short videos taken in 2021 in 3 categories: 1. Caving / 2.Canyoning / 3. Videos

    CATEGORIES

    1. CAVING
    photos

    All sorts of PHOTOS taken in 2021 about caving (*) sport or underground activities.

    2. CANYONING
    photos

    All sorts of PHOTOS taken in 2021 about the canyoning(*) sport.

    3. SHORT VIDEOS
    Caving/Canyoning

    Caving or Canyoning SHORT VIDEOS (preferably not longer than 60 seconds, maximum 2 minutes)

    (*) EXPLICITLY INCLUDED:

    CANYONING: Icy, wet and dry canyons
    CAVING: Rock, ice/glacier, and underwater natural/coral caves or man-made abandoned underground structures and mines, as well as urban caving.

    LIKING Photos

    INSTAGRAM users can join the parallel social contest "Guess the Winners":

    contest starts at the end of each round. Next contest will be announced on INSTAGRAM @lucamemorial.contest before 7th May 2021
    CALENDAR & JURY

    The contest runs in rounds of 4 months
    +
    with an additional annual final round.
     
    (golden pass to final for winners of local special editions)

    A Jury will evaluate the submitted photos in each judging round (learn more clicking here)

    MORE ℹ️ DETAILS

    Luca Memorial Contest is a permanent annual contest for CAVING & CANYONING in memory of Luca Chiarabini (1970-2017). Organized, hosted and administered by the Luca Chiarabini Memorial Association, a non-profit 🇨🇭Swiss organization. 

    🔥

    click here read our CONCEPT

    Contest Concept

    READ

    · Participation is FREE of CHARGE, and everybody can submit and vote CAVING and CANYONING photos and videos. 

    · Every 4 months winners & finalists are picked in each category by A JURY⚖️

    · There are prizes for :
    a) PHOTOGRAPHERS who took the winning photos/video  (learn more here)
    b) VOTERS who like the winning photos on INSTAGRAM  (learn more here)
    c) MEETING ORGANIZATIONS  (learn more here)
    d) EXPLORERS of new caves and canyon routes  (learn more here)

    · Local Special Editions can be organized in cooperation with partners at events (meetings, congresses, …), acting as Extra Round within the frame of the worldwide contest.

    · Winners in all rounds and finalists in Standard Rounds will have golden pass to FINAL ROUND.

    · In the annual Final Round the “Photo of the year” is awarded with up to a maximum of 

     5000 USD.

    · Beginner photographers and mobile photography are welcome.

    for full prizes overview click here

    2021 PRIZES TABLE

    click table to enlarge, prizes in USD. X’000 = X thousand

    (+) Participants that never have sold or earned money with their photos/videos  are considered AMATEURs and opt to win a dedicated prize. If the #1 Photo winning the category is made by an AMATEUR, the prizes add up to $800 prize. 

    15 FINALISTS in each of the PHOTO categories pass to FINAL ROUND opting to win $5000, the same add up concept applies (learn more here)

    (#) #1 Winners in the 3 categories opt to agree for a MEETING to be SPONSORED with $3000 for next edition. (learn more here)

    (*)  In each category a random winner is picked, according to ‘Your chances(random win)’ counter (learn more here),  to be awarded at his choice with a: 

    $50 amazon card
    OR
    $100 voucher for caving /canyoning partner stores 
    (learn more here)

    NON-REPEAT RULE FOR WINNERS

    The WINNER of a ROUND during the year(standard or extra) of a cash prize/award is ineligible to win again a round during the same year. HOWEVER:
    he/she can still present entries during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as finalists.

    The WINNER of a previous FINAL ROUND (#1 PHOTO, #1 AMATEUR PHOTO, EXPLORER/EXPLORATION of the YEAR) is ineligible to win again another final round in the following TWO years. HOWEVER: 
    • he can still present entries during the year and opt to win any
    STANDARD ROUND or any EXTRA SPECIAL ROUND.

    The RANDOM WIN must go to a participant that has not had any win yet during the last TWO years. Therefore are ineligible to win previous cash/product winners: any ROUND winners, SOCIALCONTEST winners and previous RANDOM/RAFFLE winners.

    Full Rules

    (THE LEGAL STUFF, read it if you want to participate)

    Round
    Jul-Sep 2020🏁
    Winner & Finalists

    click here for FULL publication of WINNERS and FINALISTS for Round Jul-Sep 2020

    2021 CONTEST
      ROUND JAN-MAR 2021  

    start: 1st February 2020 00:01
    end: 31 March 2020 23:59


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    UPDATED Rules and contest mechanics for 2021 are UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
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    If you wish to participate and stay updated:

    • subscribe to Newsletter clicking here
    • or follow us on Instagram clicking here
    • or come back after 1st February 2021

    ENTER CONTEST

    INSTAGRAM!

    ☑️SUBMIT PHOTOS DIRECTLY FROM INSTAGRAM:
    mentioning in post  @lucamemorial.contest
    & hashtag  #LucaMemorialContest2020

    (must write both).

    FACEBOOK!

    ☑️SUBMIT PHOTOS DIRECTLY FROM FACEBOOK:
    mentioning in post  @lucamemorial
    & hashtag  #LucaMemorialContest2020

    (must write both).

    The contests&sweepstakes hosted by Luca Chiarabini Memorial Association are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook&Instagram. No purchase to Luca Memorial is necessary to enter or win. A purchase to Luca Memorial does not increase the chances of winning. Participants explicitly release Facebook&Instagram of any implied responsibility.

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