Jury SepDec2021

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

Luca Chiarabini
MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2022

Worldwide Edition
(Free participation)

JURY MEMBERS
Round Sep-Dec 2021


We thank our  Jury Members for their time and cooperation!

Round Sep-Dec 2021 ,
closing 31 Dec.
<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>John<br>ALDANA<br></u></i>COLOMBIA 🇨🇴

John
ALDANA
COLOMBIA 🇨🇴

Executive Director Colombian Canyons

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<u><i>Norbert<br>FISCHER<br></u></i>GERMANY 🇩🇪

Norbert
FISCHER
GERMANY 🇩🇪

Library Manager DCV (German Canyoning Association)

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<u><i>Frank<br>JUNOD<br></u></i>FRANCE 🇫🇷

Frank
JUNOD
FRANCE 🇫🇷

UIAGM (international mountain guide)

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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>Francesco<br>MICHELACCI<br></u></i>ITALY 🇮🇹

Francesco
MICHELACCI
ITALY 🇮🇹

Canyoning Instructor and Professional Photographer

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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.

JOHN ALDANA  (Colombia).

JOHN ALDANA (Colombia).

Hello, I am John Aldana, canyoneer, explorer and adventurer for 15 years, I am currently working in the development of the adventure tourism sector in Colombia, identifying and developing products that contribute to the economic development of local communities.

I am editor and main photographer of the Canyoning Colombia magazine, co-founder and executive director of the National Canyoning Association “Colombian Canyons”, I am a lover of nature and especially of adventure activities, which has led me to explore my country and discover its hidden treasures.

NORBERT FISCHER  (Germany).

NORBERT FISCHER (Germany).

I am 52 years old and I have been canyoning since 1992. My first canyons were in Sierra de Guara. It was a 1 week vacation trip. I am impressed by the canyons with its many forms and tranquility. Besides canyoning I still like to go to the mountains and stay overnight in huts. Since 2010 I am a member of the German Canyoning Association (DCV). There I am in charge of the library of the DCV with more than 650 books about canyoning. I have also been to international meetings in Madeira, Ticino, Italy. Unfortunately I live 400km away from the mountains so I can't do this sport that often.

FRANK JUNOD (France).

FRANK JUNOD (France).

I started adventure sports at about 18 years old, and I have never stopped since. My favorite discipline is running, and quickly I directed towards the mountains and more particularly mountaineering, climbing and canyoning. I am since, become a high mountain guide, canyon guide and climbing instructor in a natural environment. I have participated and organized expeditions worldwide in the mountains, canyoning, kayaking and Nordic skiing. I also worked for 20 years in mountain rescue and more particularly in Chamonix. All these experiences make me an expert in adventure sports and in rescue organization and training.
I am a mountain guide, climbing instructor and canyoneering guide. UIAGM (international mountain guide), French mountain rescuer. I am experienced in kayak, trail running, mountaineering, canyoneering, Nordic skiing. I am a hobby photographer, I have just renovated an old farm, and I like wine, good food and music.

RAJENDRA LAMA (Nepal).

RAJENDRA LAMA (Nepal).

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.

FRANCESCO MICHELACCI (Italy)

FRANCESCO MICHELACCI (Italy)

More than 20 years in canyoning.
I have descended more than 600 gorges, some more than 20 times, others just once.
I placed 100 anchors and drowned three cameras, but it was worth it.

I have a background as a sports paratrooper, paraglider and in the piloting of light airplanes.

I started photographing sports in 1982 and going to the mountains in 1986. First with ski mountaineering and via ferrata, then climbing and finally since 1998 with the great passion of my life, canyoning.

Today, in addition to taking photographs, I live by managing my adventure park and doing other work at height on roofs, rock faces and trees.

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.

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.