Winners_JanApr2021

Luca Chiarabini Memorial Contest 2021, Round Jan-Apr is OPEN, closes 30 April 11:59pm CET. You can submit canyoning or caving photos & videos in 3 CATEGORIES: 1. CAVING, 2. CANYONING, 3. VIDEOS

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RESULTS
ROUND JAN-APR 2021

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• We thank all PHOTOGRAPHERS submitting photos.
• We thank all online VOTERS voting photos.
• We thank the JURY Members for their time and dedication.
• We thank our PARTNERS for their help and support.

ALL the photos we received ARE AMAZING, without exception!, but regrettably only one can win in each category.

In short we will announce the start of our FINAL ROUND 2020 where all winners and finalist in the standard and special round during the year will compete for the PHOTO OF THE YEAR award of 🎯5000USD.

👍🏻The ‘VOTERs contest’ will have a NEW FORMAT during FINAL ROUND 2020…
´Guess the winning photo´
to run on INSTAGRAM @lucamemorial
for chances to win 🎯500 USD
Everybody can participate.

FINAL ROUND 2020 STARTS 15th JANUARY

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED on Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter


Scroll down this page to learn about the Winners and Finalists in each category.
ENJOY THE VIEW!

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JURY MEMBERS

Below the Jury Members that have evaluated Round Jan Apr 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!

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CATEGORY: CAVING

#1 WINNERS and FINALISTS ranking announced on 14 May 2021.
Coming up next week:
a) IN FOCUS of winners: biografy & how was the photo taken
b) MEETING ELECTION: #1 Winners will be asked to elect ONE/TWO meetings from https://meetings.lucamemorial.org to receive 3’000/1’500USD sponsorship 
for their next event

Below the best 15 photos scored and ranked by the Jury.
WINNER: #1 photo
FINALISTS: #2…#15 photos
Winner and finalists get access to FINAL ROUND 2021.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

CAVING FINALISTS:

in random order

FINALISTS

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WINNER #1 PHOTO

<i><u>Dane Mullinax</u></i><br> USA 🇺🇸

Dane Mullinax
USA 🇺🇸

I am a dentist from Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve been taking photos since 2018. In March 2021 I planned a photography trip to Alaska to see the northern lights. I heard about a glacier cave a few hours from Fairbanks, AK. I have very little caving experience, but we decided to go explore it. I was absolutely blown away. It looked like there were waves in the ceiling. The texture and colors were amazing. I can’t wait to explore more caves like this one.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photo was taken in Castner Glacier in Alaska. It’s a 2.5 mile hike. We went in March and it was still very snowy. We spent over an hour exploring the cave and taking photos.

NOTE: Dane Mullinax nominated on 19 May 2021 WINNER #1BEST PHOTO CAVING. Previous winner announced on 15 May was found during audit not eligible for monetary prize and he renounced.

WINNER #1 AMATEUR

MEETING TO SPONSOR

# 1 Photo Winners of ROUND JAN-APR 2021 in LUCA MEMORIAL PHOTO📷CONTEST have voted 🗳️ for a MEETING to be SPONSORED among the ones that have applied to opt for a sponsorship at 🔗https://meetings.lucamemorial.org.


Thanks to the vote of:
🥇# 1 BEST AMATEUR PHOTO CAVING
Juan MONTERO MARTÍN (SPAIN 🇪🇸)

The $1500USD MEETING💛SPONSORSHIP for CAVING MEETINGS has been offered to:

🙌🏻 Fundación Espeleosocorro Cántabro ESOCAN

Who is planning to organize during July 2020 in SPAIN, the CAVING MEETING:
"Campamento Internacional Garma Ciega, Ramales de la victoria(Cantabria)”
🔗http://espeleosocorro.es/campamento-internacional-garma-ci…/

🤝 Associazione Luca Chiarabini Memorial is now proudly sponsoring this event.

#2 Alessio ROMEO, Italy 🇮🇹 link
#3 Alessio ROMEO, Italy 🇮🇹 link
#4 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#5 SUBTERRANOLOGIE, France 🇫🇷 link
#6 Luca CASTELLANI, Italy 🇮🇹 link
#7 SUBTERRANOLOGIE, France 🇫🇷 link
#8 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#9 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#10 Daniel MACEDO, Venezuela 🇻🇪 link
#11 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#12 SUBTERRANOLOGIE, France 🇫🇷 link
#13 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#14 YOSHIKI, Japan 🇯🇵 link
#15 SUBTERRANOLOGIE, France 🇫🇷 link

CATEGORY: CANYONING

#1 WINNERS and FINALISTS ranking announced on 14 May 2021.
Coming up next week:
a) IN FOCUS of winners: biografy & how was the photo taken
b) MEETING ELECTION: #1 Winners will be asked to elect ONE/TWO meetings from https://meetings.lucamemorial.org to receive 3’000/1’500USD sponsorship 
for their next event

Below the best 15 photos scored and ranked by the Jury.
WINNER: #1 photo
FINALISTS: #2…#15 photos
Winner and finalists get access to FINAL ROUND 2021.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

CANYONING FINALISTS:

in random order

FINALISTS

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WINNER #1 PHOTO

<i><u>Matthias HOLZINGER</u></i><br> SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

Matthias HOLZINGER
SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭

I did my first canyon in 1999 and started to do independent canyoning in 2006. Since then I enjoyed this sport worldwide and I was able to explore and do first descents of many top canyons.
The ambiance, the nature and the power of water amazes me every time when going through a canyon. That’s why I love this sport so much and can’t get enough of it. To share the amazing spots and situations with family and friends I started in 2008 to take a DSLR in some canyons as normal cameras were not able to do good photos in difficult light by then.
The winning photo is captured in a very special canyon, the Seerenbachfalls. The second highest waterfall in Switzerland with a height of 585m. I was able to do the first descent of this impressive waterfall together with two friends in 2012. Since then I did this canyon two times, one of it in spring 2021. At that time we were so lucky with the perfect water flow and sun, that it created this amazing atmosphere with the rainbow.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photo was taken from a drone to get the best position and the right angle. The height of this last waterfall is 190m of which 140m are free hanging. The 190m are done in one step and due to that long ropes are needed. Not only the photo is a lucky shot which kept this great moment but also the memory of this descent with my friends will remain forever.

WINNER #1 AMATEUR

<i><u>Claudia MAGNANI</u></i><br> ITALY 🇮🇹

Claudia MAGNANI
ITALY 🇮🇹

Canyon guide and amateur photographer, based in Tuscany (Italy), I have been canyoning for 10 years exploring the canyons of Italy and beyond, to this passion I have combined the passion of photography, and in every exploration or outing, I always try to convey the wonderful part that this activity offers us.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photograph was taken during the descent of a canyon in Liguria, with my faithful camera.
in environments like this it is not easy to find the conditions to take home a shot, but sometimes it happens that all situations line up and that you can find the perfect moment.

#2 The ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 link
#3 Johan AGUILAR VARGAS, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 link
#4 Georges MARVALO, France 🇫🇷 link
#5 Cris BORGES, Brazil 🇧🇷 link
#6 Georges MARVALO, France 🇫🇷 link
#7 Gabriel ASSIS, Brazil 🇧🇷 link
#8 Juan CARLOS ESCOBAR, Colombia 🇨🇴 link
#9 Georges MARVALO, France 🇫🇷 link
#10 Gabriel ASSIS, Brazil 🇧🇷 link
#11 Johan AGUILAR VARGAS, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 link
#12 Juan CARLOS ESCOBAR, Colombia 🇨🇴 link
#13 Juan CARLOS ESCOBAR, Colombia 🇨🇴 link
#14 Johan AGUILAR VARGAS, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 link
#15 ESPELEOPR, United States of America 🇺🇸 link

The random raffle will be held on 8th January 2020

MEETING TO SPONSOR

# 1 Photo Winners of ROUND JAN-APR 2021 in LUCA MEMORIAL PHOTO📷CONTEST have voted 🗳️ for a MEETING to be SPONSORED among the ones that have applied to opt for a sponsorship at 🔗https://meetings.lucamemorial.org.


Thanks to the vote of:
🥇# 1 BEST PHOTO CANYONING
Matthias HOLZINGER (SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭)
&
🥇# 1 BEST AMATEUR PHOTO CANYONING
Claudia MAGNANI (ITALY 🇮🇹)

The $1500USD MEETING💛SPONSORSHIP for CANYONING MEETINGS has been offered to:

🙌🏻El Vagante Canyoning - BOLIVIA

Who is planning to organize in Autumn 2022 in BOLIVIA, the CANYONING MEETING:

"2o Encuentro de Canyoning Nacional e Internacional - COROICO”
🔗 http://www.elvagante.com

🤝 Associazione Luca Chiarabini Memorial is now proudly sponsoring this event.

100$ STORE VOUCHERS

For purchasing caving/canyoning equipment at one of the Friend Stores .

SOCIAL CONTEST

Raffled among all submitted comments on the SOCIAL CONTEST POST guessing photo #2B would be #1 BEST PHOTO winner in the CANYONING category.

<i><u>Manuel Cesar Giraldo</u></i><br>🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

Manuel Cesar Giraldo
🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

IG @manugirald >> #MYWINNER #1S #2B

"There were spectacular photos, but this particular photo caught my attention because of the verticality of the descent, descending in the middle of the waterfall and the precise moment between the ravine and the crossing of the rainbow."

RANDOM 🎲 PICK

$100 STORE VOUCHER 

Raffled among all submitted valid CAVING photos to Luca Memorial Contest, Round January-April 2021.
For purchasing caving/canyoning equipment at one of the Friend Stores.

Raffled among all submitted valid CAVING photos to Luca Memorial Contest, Round January-April 2021.

RANDOM🎲PICK WINNER:

Raffled among all submitted valid CANYONING photos to Luca Memorial Contest, Round January-April 2021.

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