Winners FINALE 2021

Luca Chiarabini Memorial Contest 2021, FINALE 2021. Info & updates. Stay tuned!

Luca Chiarabini
MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2021

Worldwide Edition
(Free participation)

FINALE 2021
WINNERS

FINALE 2021

    โ€˜Photo of the Yearโ€™ Winners & Honorable Mentionsย  announced Fridayย  28 January 2022.

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    ๐Ÿ† Luca Memorial Award โ€˜Photo of the Yearโ€™

    Announcement of the 2021 winner/sย  elected by the FINALEโš–๏ธJURY ( an extended Jury composed by 14 relevant people). Winner/s opt to win up to $5000USD:

    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป‘ PHOTO of YEAR’, awarded with $3’000 USD for #1 ranked Photo

    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป‘AMATEUR PHOTO of YEAR’ awarded with $2’000 USD for #1 ranked Amateur Photo.

    Prizes can add up to $5’000 USD, if both match!

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    ๐Ÿ† Kordaโ€™s Award โ€˜Photo of the Yearโ€™

    Announcement of the 2021 winner/sย  elected by the worldwide known brand KORDA’S with their own judging team and criteria:

    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป‘KORDAโ€™s Award ‘Photo of the year 2021’ valued at $ 650 USD (575 Eur).

    The prize consists of a pack of 3 best selling ropes: DANA 10 Canyoning 60m, IRIS 9 Canyoning 60m and IRIS 9 Caving 120m.

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    ๐Ÿ†OUTEXย  Award ‘Photo of the year 2021’

    Announcement of the 2021 winner/sย  elected by the worldwide known brand Outexย  with their own judging team and criteria:

    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป‘OUTEX Award ‘Photo of the year 2021’ valued at $ 435 USD

    The prize consists of the best seller of the brand: the Pro Kit, Underwater camera housing for professional photographers.

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      LUCA MEMORIAL

        ๐Ÿ†GRAND FINALE 2021 of the Luca Memorial International Photo Contest.
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        The FINALE โš–๏ธ Jury, composed by 14 amazing members, has picked & ranked their preferred photos from among the over 90 FINALIST photos.
        The photo that managed to impress the most of the Jury members has resulted โ€˜Photo of the Yearโ€™.
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        โ„น๏ธFINALE 2021 Award announcement (Link in bio)
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        ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 BEST PHOTO
        Giovanni Mattiello (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นITALY)
        [Not Amateur]
        Awarded with up to 3โ€™000USD
        Congratulations!
        ๐Ÿ’ฌmore about ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR, ๐Ÿ“LOCATION & ๐Ÿ“ทPHOTO in photo caption.
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        ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 BEST AMATEUR PHOTO
        Juan Ignacio Montero (๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSPAIN)
        Awarded with up to 2โ€™000USD
        Congratulations!
        ๐Ÿ’ฌmore about ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR, ๐Ÿ“LOCATION & ๐Ÿ“ทPHOTO in photo caption.
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        ๐Ÿฅˆ#2 HONORABLE MENTION
        Eugene Yeo (๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNEW ZEALAND)
        Congratulations!
        ๐Ÿ’ฌmore about ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR, ๐Ÿ“LOCATION & ๐Ÿ“ทPHOTO in photo caption.
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        ๐Ÿฅ‰#3 HONORABLE MENTION
        Bartek Biela (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUNITED KINGDOM)
        Congratulations!
        ๐Ÿ’ฌmore about ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR, ๐Ÿ“LOCATION & ๐Ÿ“ทPHOTO in photo caption.
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        ๐Ÿ† The Luca Memorial Photo Contest was born in 2018 to remember Luca Chiarabini, an immeasurable fan of caving and canyoning.
        Itโ€™s the one and only annual International Photo Contest dedicated exclusively to Lucaโ€™s greatest passions: Caving and Canyoning.
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        ๐Ÿ”ฅThe 2022 Edition is OPEN to submit from Instagram / Facebook / Twitter, or file.
            ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 BEST PHOTO FINALE 2021, Luca Memorial๐Ÿ†Contest
            Giovanni Mattiello (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นITALY)
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            ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR
            Giovanni is 24 years old. He lives in Belluno where he is known as photographer and for his adventures in the Italian Dolomites.
            In 2021 he discovered Canyoning as a sport and he has fallen in love with it.
            He believes that the flow of the water is pure natural energy!
            He is convinced there’re no funnier and better things to do in hot summer days than a canyoning outing!
            He always brings his camera with him to take pictures of places that few people can see!
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            ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ทLOCATION & PHOTO
            Giovanni entitles his photo as โ€œ A work of water and timeโ€ and the location is Maor canyon, near Belluno, in the Italian Dolomites.
            Maor is a unique canyon to say the least, as easy as it is, it is spectacular!
            Always ready to leave everyone speechless, from beginners to veterans, from locals to outsiders of all over the world! The geology of this place is amazing: There are parts where the walls are so high and it’s so dark inside that taking good picture here it’s not so easy!
            They say that those who start practicing canyoning in Maor Canyon fall in love with this sport, and for Giovanni it was just like that!
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            Want more photos?
            ๐Ÿ…View FINALIST 2021 GALLERY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
            https://lucamemorial.org/contest2021/finale2021#GALLERYย 
                ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 BEST AMATEUR PHOTO FINALE 2021, Luca Memorial๐Ÿ†Contest
                Juan Ignacio Montero (๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSPAIN)
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                ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR
                Juan Ignacio was born in Madrid,He is 55 years old and lives in Asturias (Spain).
                He has been linked to the underground world since he was a teenager, caving within the national territory.
                At the moment he is not involved anymore with great vertical explorations & caving expeditions. He is however still involved with the underground and in the last 5 years, he has tried to show through photography the wonders that are hidden under our feet, placing special emphasis on the need to conserve and care these fragile & delicate ecosystems.
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                ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ทLOCATION & PHOTO
                Juan Ignacio entitles his photo โ€œunder the stormโ€, as the Image was taken when the cave was under a strong external storm. Its the Alda cave in the Council of Cabrales (Asturias), very close to the Picos de Europa National Park in Spain.
                The image was taken in a simple way: it was decided to light one of the stalagmites with a LED flashlight, the other with the own frontal. Then, let the camera capture the water trajectory with one second exposure.
                The photograph it is part of the current editorial work that he is preparing, which will be already his second book dedicated exclusively to underground photography.
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                Want more photos?
                ๐Ÿ…View FINALIST 2021 GALLERY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
                https://lucamemorial.org/contest2021/finale2021#GALLERYย 
                    ๐Ÿฅˆ#2 HONORABLE MENTION FINALE 2021, Luca Memorial๐Ÿ†Contest
                    Eugene Yeo (๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNEW ZEALAND)
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                    ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR
                    Eugene was born in Malaysia, he is 24 years old and lives in New Zealand.
                    He began climbing at university, and then gradually expanded into the wonderful world of canyoning and caving.
                    He feels lucky that New Zeeland has so many world top class caves and canyons in such a small isolated country!
                    he relies on photography & videography, to fully appreciate the beautiful intricacies of caves and canyons in greater detail than his mind could have captured at the moment.
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                    ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ทLOCATION & PHOTO
                    Eugene entitled his photo as โ€œThe Doppler Effectโ€ and this cave is located in Abel, Tasman National Park, in South Island New Zealand.
                    With 50 meters wide and nearly 180 meters deep, the cave was carved out by an acidic waterfall eroding into limestone. The trail to it follows a distinct dried-up riverbed.
                    The 11-minute descent reminded Eugene of the โ€œDoppler effectโ€, as the beautiful cave seems to pass slowly around you as you descend, but the contrast of watching the rope running quickly through the rack is a stark indicator of the vastness you are descending into.
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                    Want more photos?
                    ๐Ÿ…View FINALIST 2021 GALLERY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
                    https://lucamemorial.org/contest2021/finale2021#GALLERYย 
                        ๐Ÿฅ‰#3 HONORABLE MENTION FINALE 2021, Luca Memorial๐Ÿ†Contest
                        Bartek Biela (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUNITED KINGDOM)
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                        ๐Ÿ‘ฅAUTHOR
                        Bartek started caving in Poland in the late ’90s, exploring caves in the Polish Jura.
                        And he is currently member of Dudley Caving Club and a volunteer for Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation in the UK.
                        He has visited many cave systems: in UK, Europe, North Africa and Thailand.
                        Photography started as a big hobby in his youth and he took it underground with him.
                        Only in recent years he started sharing the pictures with a wider community of cavers and making the darkness of caves visible for non-cavers has now developed into a real passion for him.
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                        ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ทLOCATION & PHOTO
                        Bartek entitles his photo as โ€œThe bellโ€ and the location of the photo is precisily โ€œThe Bell pitchโ€ in Ireby Fell Cavern, in Yorkshire (UK).
                        The Ireby Fell Cavern is the longest cave in UK, a system going underground across three Counties: Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cumbria.
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                        Want more photos?
                        ๐Ÿ…View FINALIST 2021 GALLERY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
                        https://lucamemorial.org/contest2021/finale2021#GALLERYย 

                          KORDASย 

                            ๐Ÿ†KORDAโ€™S brand has been invited to elected a photo to be awarded โ€˜KORDAโ€™S, photo of the yearโ€™, from among Finalists in Luca Memorial Contest 2021.

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                            KORDAS’Sย  (https://www.sacidkordas.com) is a manufacturer of high-performance ropes for the sports and professional sectors, specialized in semi-static ropes with a high level of standard finishes.
                            With an experience of more than 70 years, they apply cutting edge technology to the production of ropes to guarantee maximum safety and quality to the user.
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                            โ„น๏ธ KORDAโ€™S Award announcement (link in bio)
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                            The prize consists of a pack of 3 ropes:
                            ๐Ÿ”นDANA 10 Canyoning 60m. Semi-static Type A (EU)
                            ๐Ÿ”นIRIS 9 Canyoning 60m. Semi-static Type B (EU)
                            ๐Ÿ”นIRIS 9 Caving 120m. Semi-static Type B (EU)
                            Pack ๐Ÿ’ตvalued at $650USD (575 Eur).
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                            <<KORDAโ€™S๐Ÿ’ฌ>>
                            Korda’s would like to congratulate all the participants for the impressive images they have contributed. It has been a pleasure to have the honor of choosing among all the photographs.
                            A very difficult choice, each and every one of the images had something special that stood out and made them unique.
                            We now proceed to announce the images that the KORDAS jury has chosen as the three best:
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                            ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 KORDAโ€™S WINNER, Photo of the Year 2021
                            ๐Ÿฅ‡ Bartek Biela (UK)
                            Congratulations!
                            The winner image is a vertical caving photography, with a good composition, detailed lighting, framing and very nice color tone that reinforces the atmosphere of this vertical and the geological structure of the place.
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                            ๐Ÿฅˆ Number 2!, Honorable Mention!!
                            ๐Ÿฅˆ Giovanni Mattiello (ITALY)
                            Congratulations!
                            The mentioned image has photographed a sector of a canyon with calm waters. It transmits silence and calm. Technically well worked, with a composition where the lights and the geological forms of the horizontal strata highlight the beauty of nature.
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                            ๐Ÿฅ‰Number 3!, Honorable Mention!!
                            ๐Ÿฅ‰ Victor de Felipe (SPAIN)
                            Congratulations!
                            The mentioned image, has good framing of the place, balanced lighting where the color contrast between the water and the rock is intensified. And highlight the greatness and beauty of the underground world.
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                            ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“ทWant more photos?
                            ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“ทView FINALIST 2021 GALLEY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
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                            ๐Ÿ†โžก๏ธ๏ธ 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.

                              OUTEX

                                ๐Ÿ†OUTEX brand has been invited to elected a photo to be awarded โ€˜OUTEX, photo of the yearโ€™, from among Finalists in Luca Memorial Contest 2021.
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                                OUTEXย  (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.
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                                โ„น๏ธ OUTEX Award announcement (link in bio)
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                                The prize consists of one of the best sellers of the brand: the Pro Kit!
                                ๐Ÿ’ต valued at 435USD
                                An underwater camera housing for professional photographers
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                                <<OUTEX๐Ÿ’ฌ>>
                                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:
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                                We now proceed to announce the images that the OUTEX jury has chosen as the three best:
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                                ๐Ÿฅ‡#1 OUTEX WINNER, Photo of the Year 2021
                                ๐Ÿฅ‡Xabier Garcia (SPAIN)
                                Congratulations!
                                “Between a Rock & a Hard Placeโ€: 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 thatโ€™s metaphorical to what photography means in all of our lives.
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                                ๐ŸฅˆNumber 2!, Honorable Mention!!
                                ๐ŸฅˆMatthias Holzinger (SWITZERLAND)
                                Congratulations!
                                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.
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                                ๐Ÿฅ‰Number 3!, Honorable Mention!!
                                ๐Ÿฅ‰Guillermo Sรกnchez (SPAIN)
                                Congratulations!
                                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.
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                                ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“ทWant more photos?
                                ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“ทView FINALIST 2021 GALLEY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
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                                ๐Ÿ†โžก๏ธ๏ธ 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.

                                  We will periodically update this page with information about the FINALE 2021.
                                  Stay tuned!ย 

                                  Hurry to submit your last photos:
                                  โš ๏ธ2021 photos can not participate in 2022. ๏ธ
                                  ย CLOSING 2021 Contest:
                                  31/12/2021 23:59 CET!

                                  More info and details about the BRAND AWARDS 2021 clicking on the image above.

                                  JURY MEMBERS

                                  More info and details about the JURY MEMBERS FINALE 2021 clicking on the image above.


                                  ๐Ÿ™Thank you to all participants in Lucaย Memorial Contest 2021!


                                  Below the list of Honorable FINALISTS:

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปJohan AGUILAR VARGAS
                                  (COSTA RICA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปIker AGUIRRE
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปNeil ALDRED
                                  (AUSTRALIA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAdam ANDERSON
                                  (UNITED STATES)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAlexander ARNOLD
                                  (SWITZERLAND)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปThierry AUBEฬ
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปNicolas BAUDIEฬ€R
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปBarket BIELA
                                  (UNITED KINGDOM)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDiego CABALLERO
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปLuca CASTELLANI
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMarco CASTELLANI
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDiego CASTRO
                                  (COSTA RICA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปKevin CARPIN
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปBaptiste CHASSEIGNE
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปVan COFFEY
                                  (UNITED STATES)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปJoseฬ DAMIAฬN
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAlberto DI FABIO
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปVittoria FIORI
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปTristan FRICKER
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปXabier GARCIฬA
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปLucas GIL NEVES
                                  (BRAZIL)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMohammad GOUDARZI
                                  (IRAN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปSakulina GULNAZ
                                  (RUSSIA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปJuan Diego GUZMAฬN
                                  (COLOMBIA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMatthias HOLZINGER
                                  (SWITZERLAND)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปTaira KENYA
                                  (JAPAN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปWeigner LUAN
                                  (BRAZIL)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMichaela LUTZ
                                  (GERMANY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปKylie MALONE
                                  (AUSTRALIA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปClaudia MAGNANI
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปNicko MARTIฬN
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปGiovanni MATTIELLO
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAlejandro MENEฬNDEZ
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDaniel MENIN
                                  (BRAZIL)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปValeria MIELE
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDiomedes MOJICA
                                  (PANAMA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปJuan MONTERO MARTIฬN
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDane MULLINAX
                                  (UNITED STATES)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปYoshiki NIIRO
                                  (JAPAN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปCathy Oโ€™Dowd
                                  (ANDORRA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMarco PEREA
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปBonczi PEฬTER
                                  (Hungary)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปDijana RAฤO & Predrag VUCKOVIC
                                  (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) & (SERBIA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปPablo RAMIฬREZ
                                  (COSTA RICA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปJoseฬ RODRIฬGUEZ ARENAS
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAฬngel RODRIฬGUEZ CASCALLANA
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปLorenzo ROSSATO
                                  (ITALY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปChristian ROUSTAN
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปEnrique SALAZAR
                                  (COSTA RICA)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปGuillermo SAฬNCHEZ
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปGabriel SCHERK
                                  (FRANCE)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMike Angelina SIMON
                                  (GERMANY)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปVictor TRAMUNTOP
                                  (SPAIN)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปEugene YEO
                                  (NEW ZEALAND)

                                  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปMatej ZALOKAR
                                  (SLOVENIA)

                                  YOUTUBE video with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian &  Spanish. 
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                                  More info and details about the BRAND AWARDS 2021 clicking on the image above.

                                  2021 Participation: 40 Countries, 1200 Photos

                                  Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA

                                  More info and details about the BRAND AWARDS 2021 clickingon the icon above:

                                  GALLERY FINALE 2021

                                  All photos being judged by the JURY and the BRANDS.

                                  All photos being judged by the JURY and the BRANDS.
                                  YOU can VOTE TOO: your preferred 15ย  photos
                                  (you will see only the votes casted from your IP)

                                  This PUBLIC VOTING feature is in testing phase to be used for HONORABLE MENTIONS during 2022.ย  ย