Winners May-Aug 2021

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 MAY-AUG 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 May-Aug 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

FINALISTS best 15 photos ranked by the Jury will be announced within 6th September 2021.
Winner and finalists get access to FINAL ROUND 2021, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2021’ award of up to $5’000USD.

Winning #1 Photo (500USD) and #1 Amateur Photo (300USD) will be announced within 17th September, after conclusion of the SOCIAL CONTEST.

Below the best 15 ROUND FINALISTS & ROUND WINNERS photos elected by Jury.

They all get access to FINAL ROUND 2021, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2021’ award of up to $5’000USD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

ROUND WINNERS elected by Jury announced 17th September 2021:

Winner #1 Photo (🥇500USD)

Winner #1 Amateur Photo (🥇300USD)

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!

#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

CAVING FINALISTS:

in random order, NOT by ranking result.

FINALISTS

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WINNER #1 PHOTO

<i><u>Thierry Aubé</u></i><br> FRANCE 🇫🇷

Thierry Aubé
FRANCE 🇫🇷

Born in Normandy in 1963, I started caving at the age of 24 when I moved to the south of France. Very quickly, I felt the need to bear witness to what I was discovering underground. My beginnings were frustrating: on 1 film, only two or three slides were correct. In the 1990s, my speleological activity turned to photography to promote this heritage which is beyond the reach of the "General Public". My approach is both illustrative and creative while trying to capture emotions as much as possible. I also like the reporting to support the reports of expeditions. I try to be a good craftsman and I enjoy taking pictures. We live in a world of images where people are very sensitive to the quality of the visual.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

Photograph taken in the Calles cave in the Gard (South of France). A small group of young tightrope walkers who love thrills decided to stretch a strap 70m, 25mm wide and close to the arch to make the most of the void (20 / 25m high) . As soon as I learned about the project, it was difficult for me to pass up this opportunity, especially since the cavity is located near my home. We will spend two days together at the camp with my precious assistants and a group of six motivated tightrope walkers.
The first day is devoted to carrying and careful recognition of the Lighthouse room: determining the point of view, studying the foreground, the background, the negative spaces ... The decision to place a character at the top of the calcite monolith (Le lighthouse) was taken in the evening at the bivouac. The tightrope walker certainly plays the essential role, but the second character will interact with the first and give more impact to the final scene. The second day, shooting, everything is settled, I let the two tightrope walkers take the pose they want, I fine-tune the settings, the flashes crackle, the atmosphere is a bit surreal ...
The chosen image will be the one with a tight vertical framing (70 mm) and the tightrope walker in Chinese shadow. On the technical side, no adjustment constraints, apart from a slightly advanced rise in ISO (2500 is a lot). Indeed, even if the tightrope walker is rather static and a high shutter speed is not necessarily necessary, I preferred to increase the sensitivity to ensure the shooting and have a clear image (D810 + 70mm - f9 ).

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

FINALISTS best 15 photos ranked by the Jury will be announced within 6th September 2021.
Winner and finalists get access to FINAL ROUND 2021, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2021’ award of up to $5’000USD.

Winning #1 Photo (500USD) and #1 Amateur Photo (300USD) will be announced within 17th September, after conclusion of the SOCIAL CONTEST.

Below the best 15 ROUND FINALISTS & WINNERS photos elected by Jury.

They all get access to FINAL ROUND 2021, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2021’ award of up to $5’000USD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

ROUND WINNERS elected by Jury announced within 17th September 2021:

Winner #1 Photo (🥇500USD)

Winner #1 Amateur Photo (🥇300USD)

#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!

Below the best 15 ROUND FINALISTS photos elected by Jury.

They all get access to FINAL ROUND 2021, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2021’ award of up to $5’000USD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

ROUND WINNERS elected by Jury among the FINALISTS will be announced within 17th September:

Winner #1 Photo (🥇500USD)

Winner #1 Amateur Photo (🥇300USD)

CANYONING FINALISTS:

in random order, NOT by ranking result.

FINALISTS

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WINNER #1 PHOTO

<i ><span style="color:lightgrey;">Author: </span><br><u><class "Notranslate">Predrag </class>VUCKOVIC</u></i> <br> SERBIA 🇷🇸 <br><i><span style="color:lightgrey;">Submitted by: </span><br><u>Dijana Rađo</u></i><br> BOSNIA HERZ. 🇧🇦

Author:
Predrag VUCKOVIC

SERBIA 🇷🇸
Submitted by:
Dijana Rađo

BOSNIA HERZ. 🇧🇦

DIJANA RAĐO:
Member of the Mountain Rescue Service - Sarajevo Station. Coming from the world of different outdoor activities like climbing, alpinism, swimming and diving canyoning was a must do activity. It seemed like an activity that's got it all and once I tried it became an obsession. Still relatively new to it, two years and counting, however I am very thankful for being surrounded by great friends who are in this for so long, have taught me so much and spread the love for this amazing outdoor activity.
PREDRAG VUCKOVIC:
Predrag Vučković, founder of the Extreme Canyoning team, was born on February 17, 1973. in Belgrade, where he officially lives today. Frequent travels around the world contributed to him entering the world of photography. He founded Extreme Canyoning in 2010, together with Miloš Radević, after being completely fascinated by the magnificent parts of untouched nature that this discipline favors the most. He is one of the few official Red Bull international photographers, which allows him to photograph some of the most extreme projects and sports competitions. The combination of adrenaline and the ability to do something that other people can't do in extreme sports always pushes him forward and forces him to push the boundaries in photography.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photo was taken during the descent in canyon Škurda in Montenegro. Lucky for me, among us there was an amazing photographer who took quite some stunning pictures of me just for fun and one ended up winning the contest.

WINNER #1 AMATEUR

<i><u>Catherine O'DOWD</u></i><br> ANDORRA 🇦🇩

Catherine O'DOWD
ANDORRA 🇦🇩

I am a South African who now lives in Andorra. I entered the world of mountains decades ago through rock climbing and mountaineering, and later ski touring. I tell stories for a living, as a motivational speaker, and photographs have always been part of that, trying to capture images that sum up the beauty of the place and the commitment of the people. I only began actively canyoning in 2018 but was immediately deeply engaged by the activity. Bringing a camera with me has always been part of my pleasure in the sport, I love the energy of the water, the ropes and the bodies in motion, combined with the intensity of light and beauty of these hidden places so few people ever get to enter.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

This image was taken on an iPhone 11 Pro. I also carry an Olympus Tough TG-6 but the iPhone is a better camera, as long as I can keep it dry! This was an easy image to capture, Salcorz is a high mountain canyon in the central Spanish Pyrenees and I was standing at the bottom of the waterfall, waiting for my teammates. Dani had the perfect combination of colours in his equipment to pop against the white water, and I got lucky with his body position.

#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.

SOCIAL CONTEST

💥Photographers or not, 🌎everybody can participate from 6th to 16th September 2021 in our parallel ‘SOCIAL👍🏻CONTEST’: “Guess the winner photo”
with chances to win …

$100 STORE VOUCHER 

….to buy caving/canyoning equipment at our friend stores.
SOCIAL CONTEST will start 6th September 2021.
Prizes raffled among all who correctly guessed the
Winner Caving
#1 Photo  or   
Winner Canyoning #1 Photo

Free participation, open worldwide.

 

SOCIAL CONTEST

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

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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