Jury FINALE 2021

Luca Chiarabini Memorial Contest 2021, Round Jan-Apr Jury Memebers

Luca Chiarabini
MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2022

Worldwide Edition
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JURY MEMBERS
FINALE 2021

The Jury Members of the FINALE 2021.
They took a great effort and much of their precious time to fairly evaluate all the amazing photos received. 

🙏🏻 🙏🏻 🙏🏻 MANY THANKS TO ALL OF THEM!

Round FINAL 2021 ,
closing 31 Dec.


🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻We thank our  Jury Members for their time and cooperation!

Round FINAL 2021 ,
closing 31 Dec.
<u><i>Alberto<br>AYORA<br></u></i>SPAIN 🇪🇸

Alberto
AYORA
SPAIN 🇪🇸

President of the Spanish Mountain and Climbing Federation (FEDME)

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<u><i>Phil<br>BENCE<br></u></i>FRANCE 🇫🇷

Phil
BENCE
FRANCE 🇫🇷

Director of Explos Film Festival in Ariège Pyrénées

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<u><i>Jean-Francois<br>DELHOM<br></u></i>SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

Jean-Francois
DELHOM
SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

Author of notorious photobooks. Trained in art and philosophy.

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<u><i>Martin<br>EDSTRÖM<br></u></i>SWEDEN 🇸🇪

Martin
EDSTRÖM
SWEDEN 🇸🇪

Award-winning National Geographic Explorer

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<u><i>Victor<br>FERRER<br></u></i>SPAIN 🇪🇸

Victor
FERRER
SPAIN 🇪🇸

Editor of the Mediterranean Caves publishing house since 2000

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<u><i>Rémi<br>FLAMENT<br></u></i>FRANCE 🇫🇷

Rémi
FLAMENT
FRANCE 🇫🇷

Fujifilm Ambassador & Cave Explorer

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<u><i>Andrea<br>FORNI<br></u></i>ITALY 🇮🇹

Andrea
FORNI
ITALY 🇮🇹

President and Founder of 'Vertical Water'

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<u><i>Pierre<br>HUMBLET<br></u></i>BELGIUM 🇧🇪

Pierre
HUMBLET
BELGIUM 🇧🇪

President of Court of Union Internationale des associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA)

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<u><i>Rajendra<br>LAMA<br></u></i>NEPAL🇳🇵

Rajendra
LAMA
NEPAL🇳🇵

President Nepal Canyoning Association

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<u><i>Yunior<br>RONDON<br></u></i>VENEZUELA 🇻🇪

Yunior
RONDON
VENEZUELA 🇻🇪

Winner 2019 Luca Memorial Contest

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<u><i>Pietro<br>TORELLINI<br></u></i>ITALY 🇮🇹

Pietro
TORELLINI
ITALY 🇮🇹

Automotive Aftermarket Consultant

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<u><i>Thomas<br>WAIBEL<br></u></i>GERMANY 🇩🇪

Thomas
WAIBEL
GERMANY 🇩🇪

President of the Commission Internationale de Canyon - CIC

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<u><i>Juan Javier<br>BERDUGO<br></u></i>COLOMBIA 🇨🇴

Juan Javier
BERDUGO
COLOMBIA 🇨🇴

Colombian Association of Canyoning, Executive manager

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<u><i>Paolo<br>GIANNELLI<br></u></i>ITALY 🇮🇹

Paolo
GIANNELLI
ITALY 🇮🇹

Italian Canyoning Association, former Secretary

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<u><i>Ertuğrul<br>KULAKSIZOGLU<br></u></i>TURKEY 🇹🇷

Ertuğrul
KULAKSIZOGLU
TURKEY 🇹🇷

Professional Adventure Cinematographer and Photographer

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<u><i>Stéphane<br>LOZACMEUR<br></u></i>FRANCE 🇫🇷

Stéphane
LOZACMEUR
FRANCE 🇫🇷

Project Manager at PETZL Foundation

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<u><i>Savvas<br>PARAGKAMIAN<br></u></i>GREECE 🇬🇷

Savvas
PARAGKAMIAN
GREECE 🇬🇷

Certified instructor in canyoning

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<u><i>Nicola<br>REGGIORI<br></u></i> SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

Nicola
REGGIORI
SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

CANYONLAND Ticino RIC 2018 organization

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JURY BIOGRAPHY

JUAN JAVIER BERDUGO ARÓN (COLOMBIA)

JUAN JAVIER BERDUGO ARÓN (COLOMBIA)

More than 15 years in the mountain world as Aircraft Rescuer, Mountain Rescuer, and other specialties such as swift water and vertical water rescue. Wild environment Survival Instructor.
Canyoning lover for more than 14 years and since 9 years Canyoning Instructor in Colombia.
Teaching courses in other Latin American countries, contributing and supporting canyoning and mountaineering. Passionate Canyon Explorer throughout Latin America.
Photographer and audiovisual communicator for more than 15 years as, Film and Television Producer for more than 12 years. Director of Canyoning Documentaries, as "Caballeros del agua". Lover of the mountains and the Audiovisual World.

PAOLO GIANNELLI (ITALY)

PAOLO GIANNELLI (ITALY)

I have been practicing canyoning for 20 years, I enjoy trekking and ‘via ferrata’, and many years ago I also went caving.
I have scouted many canyons teaming up with canyoning instructors, accumulating a fair amount of expertise in its practice and equipment handling..
For 6 years I have been Secretary of Italian Canyoning Association (AIC), and currently in charge of the association IT. I am in computer science since more than 30 years.
For quite a long time I have been canyon photographer, first with film and currently with digital reflex. For many years I have also been a sports event photographer.
Currently the activity of photographer has remained as a passion that I often enjoy while canyoning.

ERTUGRUL KULAKSIZOGLU  (TURKEY)

ERTUGRUL KULAKSIZOGLU (TURKEY)

Ertuğrul Kulaksızoğlu is a professional commercial, nature, adventure cinematographer and photographer.
He was born 1985 in Ankara. He graduated from TED Ankara College in 2003. In high school, he enjoyed being in nature with his school's scouting group. During his high school years, he discovered caving with Hacettepe University Cave Research Club. Between 2004-2010, he completed his university education at Ankara University, Radio, Cinema and Television department. He was one of the founders of the Ankara University Cave Research Society. The idea of combining image taking abilities with adventures flourished during university years. In addition to commercial photography and video shooting, he continues to take photos and videos of landscapes and adventures.

STÉPHANE LOZACMEUR (FRANCE)

STÉPHANE LOZACMEUR (FRANCE)

I joined at Petzl Foundation in October 2017 as a Project Manager, after having worked for 5 years in the communication department of the company Petzl. I practice mountain sports and I am passionate about photography.

SAVVAS PARAGKAMIAN (GREECE)

SAVVAS PARAGKAMIAN (GREECE)

I have been fortunate to have started from very young age to explore caves and learn about cave life with my father. Since 2012, I have been a certified instructor (moniteur) in canyoning by the French Federation of Speleology. I have instructed more than 25 seminars for both speleology and canyoning for over 150 participants. My favorite activity is exploring new places which has led me to organize and join several expeditions to canyons and caves.

ALBERTO AYORA (Spain)

ALBERTO AYORA (Spain)

President of the Spanish Mountain and Climbing Federation (FEDME)

A lover of nature and the mountains from an early age, he has participated and led as a member of the High Mountain Military Group numerous international expeditions in the Pamirs, Altai, Himalayas, Greenland, Patagonia, Australia, New Zealand ...
Author of the books "Risk management in mountains and outdoor activities" and "Risk and leadership. How to organize and guide activities in the natural environment ”.
Colonel Alberto Ayora has been an intelligence analyst, Head of the Military Contingent and head of security for the European Community Monitoring Mission in the former Yugoslavia.

PHIL BENCE (France).

PHIL BENCE (France).

Director of Explos Film Festival in Ariège Pyrénées

A caver for more than 25 years.
I have participated in numerous expeditions and explorations in more than 40 different countries on 5 continents.
Expert in cave rescue and State-certified instructor. I participate in specialized technical training in France and abroad.
Ambassador and material tester for Petzl.
Photographer of the underground world since 2005, my images are regularly published and received prizes in various competitions.
I am also an expert rope access technician, documentary film maker and director of Explos Film Festival in Ariège Pyrénées (www.explos.fr ).

JEAN-FRANCOIS DELHOM (Switzerland)

JEAN-FRANCOIS DELHOM (Switzerland)

Author of notorious photobooks. Trained in art and philosophy.

Author of notorious photo-books: CANYONS PLANÈTE, ENTRE CIEL ET PIERRE,...
I have traveled 22 regions on 4 continents to photograph some of the most beautiful canyoning sites in the world. I got four books out of it. What I expect from the human in these marvelous settings are not exploits but sensitivity.

MARTIN EDSTRÖM (Sweden)

MARTIN EDSTRÖM (Sweden)

National Geographic Explorer Award Winner.

Photographer Martin Edström goes beyond traditional media by using immersive tools like 360-video and interactive virtual reality to tell the important stories of our planet and the issues of human impact on our environment. Through numerous expeditions and exploration projects Martin has brought audiences inside the wild and forgotten corners of the world, working on assignment for outlets like National Geographic, New York Times and the Guardian.

VICTOR FERRER RICO (Spain)

VICTOR FERRER RICO (Spain)

Editor of the Mediterranean Caves publishing house since 2000

Speleologist since 1969. He has participated in explorations of numerous new caves and also canyons. Underground photographer. He has published more than 20 books, various Speleology magazines and videos on speleology themes. Winner of various Underground photography contests.
Favorite sports, Diving, High Mountain, Canyons, etc.

RÉMI FLAMENT (France)

RÉMI FLAMENT (France)

Fujifilm Ambassador and Cave Explorer.

I have been a professional photographer since 2015. I represent underground photography at international events with Fujifilm where I am a brand ambassador.
My photographic work is mainly devoted to the underground world. I work with all the players in the basement in France and abroad. In the image, I support scientists, equipment manufacturers, industrialists, and cavities developed for tourism.
This work fascinates me and it's rich in learning and discovery of know-how.

ANDREA FORNI (Italy)

ANDREA FORNI (Italy)

President and Founder of 'Vertical Water'.

Born in 1978 in Milan, he lives in Airuno (LC).
Canyoning Instructor CAI & ASC, has experience in caving, free climbing, via ferrata, alpine skiing, canoeing, packraft and diving.
He has been practicing canyoning since 2000 and has covered more than 1500 gorges around the world.
President and founder of 'Vertical Water', he organized and participated with it in numerous expeditions: 2012 (Reunion), 2013 (Madeira, Mallorca, Sardinia), 2014 (Azores, Mallorca, Corsica), 2015 (Reunion, Tenerife, Sardinia), 2016 (Martinique, Dominica, Guadalupe, Crete).
Expedition leader in 2019 of the first full descent of Chamje Chola, Considered the K2 of canyoning,
In 2020 with the 'Vertical Water' team he explored the Mattenbach waterfalls in the Bernese Oberland (the second highest waterfalls in the world). In same year the Team explored the 'Cascate del Serio', the highest waterfalls in Italy.

PIERRE HUMBLET  (Belgium)

PIERRE HUMBLET (Belgium)

President of Court of Union Internationale des associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA)

Currently President of Court of Union Internationale des associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA) Court.
Former president of UIAA, International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation,
Former president of UIAA Mountaineering Commission.

Attorney at Law: Lebeau et Humblet SRL CEO, a law firm at Liège, Belgium.
Board of Director’s member with Eagle International, a US network of lawyers specialized in insurance and liability
Arbitrator with the Belgian Court for Arbitration in Sports.

Photography lover.
Collector of Belgian paintings (specialized 1850- 2000).

YULIA IZMAYLOVA</u></i> (Ukraine)

YULIA IZMAYLOVA (Ukraine)

Winner 2020 Luca Memorial Contest

I have been practicing speleology for 15 years.
Participated in a lot of cave exploration expeditions.
Most remarkable are in the to the deepest caves in the world (Krubera Voronya Cave (-2199 m) project “Call of The Abyss”, Sistem Illuzia–Snezhnaya-Mezhonnogo (-1760 m) etc) and National Geographic Expedition "Uncharted Caves of Kyrgyzstan". The second passion is canyoning.

HERVÉ KRUMMENACHER (Switzerland)

HERVÉ KRUMMENACHER (Switzerland)

Winner 2018 Luca Memorial Contest

Passionate about adventure and travel. Diver, speleologist, canyoner, subglacial exploration, mountaineers. I am also involved in action and underwater photography.

RAJENDRA LAMA (Nepal)

RAJENDRA LAMA (Nepal)

President Nepal Canyoning Association

Founder Director of Friends Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd. and President of NCA (Nepal Canyoning Association). As general Member of Nepal Mountaineering Association I gathered an experience of 18 years in organizing and managing trekking, mountaineering and canyoning in Nepal. Winner of 6th nature and wildlife photography competition 2010 in Landscape category (Wildlife Conservation Nepal). Awarded in 2008 with "Note of thanks" by NCA, for my team rescue and saving the life of a 3 year old girl who slipped a gorge in Pokhara.

I am a travel and photography fanatic. I have been actively participating in social services of the needy people in Nepal, specially the victims of devastating earthquake of 2015.

YUNIOR RONDON (Venezuela)

YUNIOR RONDON (Venezuela)

Winner 2019 Luca Memorial Contest

Geographer by profession, consultant in rural-based tourism projects, explorer and evaluator of routes for tourism purposes with low environmental impact, trekking, biking, birding, among others.

Amateur photographer and novice in Canyoning, but with the desire to continue learning from the great family that is generated in this activity.

PIETRO TORELLINI (Italy)

PIETRO TORELLINI (Italy)

Former Official Photographer of AIC (Italian Canyoning Association)

Photographer since 1972. I have been practicing Canyoning for 25 years and, in search of high quality shots with my reflex camera, I went down in over 130 canyons.
For many years Official photographer of the Italian Canyoning Association (AIC), I collaborated with specialized magazines and contributed to several books on the subject.
I love any photographic genre, but photography in the canyons has given me the greatest satisfaction.

THOMAS WAIBEL (Germany)

THOMAS WAIBEL (Germany)

President of the Commission Internationale de Canyon - CIC

Founder purelements® and Instructor at International Canyoning Acadamy - ICA.
Professional Canyoning Guide since 1999 and Instructor for CIC und ICA training Guides all around the globe. Canyoning and Caving are some of my outdoor sports passions where I have been dedicated workwise full time. The beauty, simplicity and uniqueness of nature in our sport is amazing. And having this captured in beautiful images is simply amazing.

NICOLA REGGIORI (SWITZERLAND)

NICOLA REGGIORI (SWITZERLAND)

One of the few canyoneers living in Ticino; the canyoning Eldorado. He has been practicing canyoning for 5 years, mostly in Ticino, but is mainly known as the Pioneer of Homecanyoning.
In fact, Nicola Reggiori is more popular under his alias “ReggioFromTicino”, which he used to produce his homecanyoning lessons on social media during the pandemic.
Additionally, “Reggio” was a member of the organization committee of the RIC (CHNO) that took place in Ticino in 2018: CANYONLAND.

DAVID MUNILLA (SPAIN)

DAVID MUNILLA (SPAIN)

He has published in all the mountain magazines in the world, being the first Spanish freelance photographer dedicated exclusively to this subject. He has countless articles and reports in national and foreign press. Author of several books on photography and mountains, he is also a photography teacher and mountain guide, facets that he combines by organizing photographic trips to mountain areas and remote places. He has been judge of several international photography competitions.

JUAN JAVIER BERDUGO ARÓN (COLOMBIA)

JUAN JAVIER BERDUGO ARÓN (COLOMBIA)

More than 15 years in the mountain world as Aircraft Rescuer, Mountain Rescuer, and other specialties such as swift water and vertical water rescue. Wild environment Survival Instructor.
Canyoning lover for more than 14 years and since 9 years Canyoning Instructor in Colombia.
Teaching courses in other Latin American countries, contributing and supporting canyoning and mountaineering. Passionate Canyon Explorer throughout Latin America.
Photographer and audiovisual communicator for more than 15 years as, Film and Television Producer for more than 12 years. Director of Canyoning Documentaries, as "Caballeros del agua". Lover of the mountains and the Audiovisual World.

PAOLO GIANNELLI (ITALY)

PAOLO GIANNELLI (ITALY)

I have been practicing canyoning for 20 years, I enjoy trekking and ‘via ferrata’, and many years ago I also went caving.
I have scouted many canyons teaming up with canyoning instructors, accumulating a fair amount of expertise in its practice and equipment handling..
For 6 years I have been Secretary of Italian Canyoning Association (AIC), and currently in charge of the association IT. I am in computer science since more than 30 years.
For quite a long time I have been canyon photographer, first with film and currently with digital reflex. For many years I have also been a sports event photographer.
Currently the activity of photographer has remained as a passion that I often enjoy while canyoning.

ERTUGRUL KULAKSIZOGLU  (TURKEY)

ERTUGRUL KULAKSIZOGLU (TURKEY)

Ertuğrul Kulaksızoğlu is a professional commercial, nature, adventure cinematographer and photographer.
He was born 1985 in Ankara. He graduated from TED Ankara College in 2003. In high school, he enjoyed being in nature with his school's scouting group. During his high school years, he discovered caving with Hacettepe University Cave Research Club. Between 2004-2010, he completed his university education at Ankara University, Radio, Cinema and Television department. He was one of the founders of the Ankara University Cave Research Society. The idea of combining image taking abilities with adventures flourished during university years. In addition to commercial photography and video shooting, he continues to take photos and videos of landscapes and adventures.

STÉPHANE LOZACMEUR (FRANCE)

STÉPHANE LOZACMEUR (FRANCE)

I joined at Petzl Foundation in October 2017 as a Project Manager, after having worked for 5 years in the communication department of the company Petzl. I practice mountain sports and I am passionate about photography.

SAVVAS PARAGKAMIAN (GREECE)

SAVVAS PARAGKAMIAN (GREECE)

I have been fortunate to have started from very young age to explore caves and learn about cave life with my father. Since 2012, I have been a certified instructor (moniteur) in canyoning by the French Federation of Speleology. I have instructed more than 25 seminars for both speleology and canyoning for over 150 participants. My favorite activity is exploring new places which has led me to organize and join several expeditions to canyons and caves.

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