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Luca Chiarabini Memorial Contest 2023, Round is OPEN, You can submit CAVING or CANYONING photos

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Luca Chiarabini
MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2023

Worldwide Edition
(Free participation)

Luca Chiarabini
MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2023

Worldwide Edition
(Free participation)

Luca Memorial Contest is a permanent continuous annual contest for CAVING & CANYONING in memory of Luca Chiarabini (1970-2017). Organized, hosted and administered by the Luca Chiarabini Memorial Association, a non-profit 🇨🇭Swiss organization. 

ROUND Jan-April 2021

closes 30 April 11:59pm CET

ROUND January-April 2023 is UNDER JUDGING
WINNERS & FINALISTS to be announced within 20th September
ROUND January-April 2023 RESULTS
ANNOUNCEMENT IN PROGRESS
untill 19 May
2021 Photo Contest is now CLOSED

FINALE 2021 winners to be announced end of January
Click this link for updated status.

2022 Photo Contest will welcome new amazing photos taken in 2022 starting 1st February 2022.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Round September - December 2023 is open
closing 31 December 23:59 CET

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
2023 Contest opens 1st February 2023
2022 Contest closed on 31 December 2022 23:59 CET

ROUND January-April 2023 is UNDER JUDGING
WINNERS & FINALISTS to be announced within 20th September
ROUND January-April 2023 RESULTS
ANNOUNCEMENT IN PROGRESS
untill 19 May
2021 Photo Contest is now CLOSED

FINALE 2021 winners to be announced end of January
Click this link for updated status.

2022 Photo Contest will welcome new amazing photos taken in 2022 starting 1st February 2022.

PRESENTATION VIDEO

at 2:02  :  Contest & Prizes explanation  
at 4:06  :  How to submit photos explanation 

Video slides here

Luca Memorial Photo Contest aims to remember Luca and promote his values and passions:
CAVING^ & CANYONING^
... and the SHARING of them!
Encouraging enthusiasts like him from all over the world to SHARE their incredible moments and photos in an INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST.

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 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT EVERY ROUND (every 4 months)
▪️ $300 #1 Best photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
▪️ 3 x $100 (cash) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all 🏅FINALISTS photos
▪️ 3 x $100💵 (voucher) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all valid PARTICIPATING photos (💵ℹ️here)
▪️ All ğŸ… FINALIST photos of the Round will enter the annual FINALE opting for 🏆$3000 ‘Photo of the Year’ award

 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT ANNUAL FINALE (once a year, ℹ️here)
▪️ $3’000 Photo of the Year award, for the #1 photo elected  by Jury among all 🏅Finalist photos.
▪️ FINALE Brand awards (ℹ️here), reknown Photography / Canyoning / Caving brands picking their best photos among ALL🏅Finalists and awarding one photo each with a pack of their best products.


 GENERAL CONCEPTS 
▪️ 📆 Per YEAR: 3 x ROUNDS (every 4 months) + annual FINALE (at January next year)
▪️ ⚖️ Judged by JURY: at ROUND & at FINALE
▪️ 🔖CATEGORIES: ğŸ•³ï¸CAVING ➕ ⛰️CANYONING
▪️ ROUND 🏅 FINALIST photos =  TOP15 by JURY in each Category ➕  ‘MOST LIKED’ by AUDIENCE on our socials for in each month (1xCaving + 1xCanyoning).

‘most liked’ = for ‘🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes in Instagram + Facebook during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end.


⚠️See also ‘NON-REPEAT’ rule for Winners, ‘Round prizes are NOT accumulative & other limitations  (ℹ️here)

Submitting Photos

Anyone worldwide can submit Caving and Canyoning photos taken in 2023 in TWO categories (CAVING / CANYONING):

for the chances to win:

⚠️ Photos must be taken in 2023 to win.

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🇪🇸ESP 🇮🇹ITA 🇵🇹POR 🇫🇷FRE 🇩🇪GER 🇷🇺RUS 🇯🇵JAP+🌐

⚠️photos must be taken in 2023 to win any prize⚠️  

🏆PRIZES  AT EVERY ROUND (every 4 months)
⚜️ $300 #1 Best photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
⚜️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
⚜️ $300 #1 Best photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
⚜️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
⚜️ 3 x $100 (cash) ğŸŽ² random raffled among all 🏅FINALISTS photos
⚜️ 3 x $100ğŸŽ« (voucher) ğŸŽ² random raffled among all valid PARTICIPATING photos (ℹ️ here)
▪️ All ğŸ… FINALIST photos of the Round will enter the annual FINALE opting for 🏆$3000 ‘Photo of the Year’ award & FINALE ‘Brand Awards’ products.


 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT ANNUAL FINALE (once a year, ℹ️ here)
⚜️ $3’000 Photo of the Year award, for the #1 photo elected  by Jury among all 🏅Finalist photos.

▪️ FINALE Brand awards (ℹ️ here), reknown Photography / Canyoning / Caving brands picking their best photos among ALL🏅Finalists and awarding one photo each with a pack of their best products.


 GENERAL CONCEPTS 
▪️ 📆 Per YEAR: 3 x ROUNDS (every 4 months) + annual FINALE (at January next year)
▪️ ⚖️ Judged by JURY: at ROUND & at FINALE
▪️ 🔖CATEGORIES: ğŸ•³ï¸CAVING ➕ ⛰️CANYONING
▪️ ROUND 🏅 FINALIST photos =  TOP15 by JURY in each Category ➕  ‘MOST LIKED’ by AUDIENCE on our socials (1xCaving + 1xCanyoning per month).
‘most liked’ = for ‘🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes in Instagram  + Facebook during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end. 


⚠️See also ‘NON-REPEAT’ rule for Winners, ‘Round prizes are NOT accumulative’ & other limitations  (ℹ️ here)

EXPLICITLY INCLUDED:
CANYONING: Icy, wet and dry canyons
CAVING: Rock, ice/glacier, and underwater natural/coral caves or man-made abandoned underground structures and mines, as well as urban caving.

VOTING & LIKING PHOTOS

Every submitted photo will be added to the 2023 Gallery where it can be VOTED by anyone (no registration requiered).
Luca Memorial will publish “🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos” on its social networks (Instagram + Facebook), which will be picked from the 2023 GALLERY partially from most voted, and partially randomly.


 🏅 GOLDEN PASSES for  ‘MOST LIKED’ 

The ‘Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes on Instagram + Facebook (observed at Round Judging end), that would not result elected Finalist by the Round Jury, will be awarded a Golden Pass to the FINALE.
The Golden Pass allows that Most Liked Photo to enter the FINALE and compete in equal conditions to the other Finalist photos elected by Jury.

Photos receiving this Golden Pass will be announced after Round Winners & Finalists announcement:
  ONE  Most Liked CAVING photo for each calendar month
  ONE  Most Liked CANYONING photo for each calendar month 

 ‘most liked’ = for ‘🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes in Instagram +TikTok* + Facebook during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end. (*TikTok account starting April 2023)

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 GENERAL CONCEPTS 

  • 📆 Per YEAR: 3 x ROUNDS (every 4 months) + annual FINALE (at January next year)
  • ⚖️ Judged by JURY: at ROUND & at FINALE
  • 🔖CATEGORIES: ğŸ•³ï¸CAVING ➕ ⛰️CANYONING
  • ROUND 🏅 FINALIST photos =  TOP15 by JURY in each Category ➕  ‘MOST LIKED’ by AUDIENCE on our socials for in each month (1xCaving + 1xCanyoning),

‘most liked’ = for ‘🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes in Instagram + Facebook during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end.

 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT EVERY ROUND (every 4 months)
⚠️’NON-REPEAT’ rule for Winners & other limitations  (ℹ️here)

  • $300 #1 Best photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
  • $300 #1 Best Amateur photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
  • $300 #1 Best photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
  • $300 #1 Best Amateur photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
  • 3 x $100 (cash) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all 🏅FINALISTS photos
  • 3 x $100💵 (voucher) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all valid PARTICIPATING photos (💵ℹ️here)
  • All ğŸ… FINALIST photos of the Round will enter the annual FINALE opting for 🏆$3000 ‘Photo of the Year’ award

 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT ANNUAL FINALE (once a year, ℹ️here)
⚠️’NON-REPEAT’ rule for Winners & other limitations (ℹ️here)

  • $3’000 Photo of the Year award, for the #1 photo elected  by Jury among all 🏅Finalist photos.
  • FINALE Brand awards (ℹ️here), reknown Photography / Canyoning / Caving brands picking their best photos among ALL🏅Finalists and awarding one photo each with a pack of their best products.

See also ‘Round prizes are NOT accumulative & other limitations’ (ℹ️here)

🏆 Elected by Jury at the end of each Round:
(every 4 months)

🕳️ CAVING🕳️ 

$300 #1 Best* 📷
$300 #1 Amateur* 📷 $200 voucherÂ ğŸŽ²Random Round Finalist 📷

 ⛰️CANYONING⛰️
$300 #1 Best 📷 
$300 #1 Amateur📷 $200 voucherÂ ğŸŽ²Random Round Finalist 📷
prizes are NOT accumulative! If #1Best is an amateur, next ranked amateur will be awarded. (*) Only one Cave Diving winner photo per Round.


15 FINALISTS in photo categories pass to FINAL ROUND opting to win up to a maximum of $3000 (learn more here) ‘MOST LIKED’ 1xCaving + 1xCanyoning Featured photos in each month are also entitled FINALIST.

 

most liked = higher sum of likes in Instagram + Facebook + TikTok during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end.


ğŸŽ² (MONTHLY) Random picked winner among all submissions of the month:
$100 voucher for purchase caving/canyoning equipment at our friend stores (learn more here) 

In 2022 we have amazing projects starting: exhibitions, photo books, and more!
We have revised our prizes according to the annual budget limitations.

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 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT EVERY ROUND (every 4 months)
▪️ $300 #1 Best photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo 🕳️CAVING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
▪️ $300 #1 Best Amateur photo ⛰️CANYONING by Jury
▪️ 3 x $100 (cash) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all 🏅FINALISTS photos
▪️ 3 x $100💵 (voucher) randomğŸŽ²raffled among all valid PARTICIPATING photos (💵ℹ️here)
▪️ All ğŸ… FINALIST photos of the Round will enter the annual FINALE opting for 🏆$3000 ‘Photo of the Year’ award

 ğŸ†PRIZES  AT ANNUAL FINALE (once a year, ℹ️here)
▪️ $3’000 Photo of the Year award, for the #1 photo elected  by Jury among all 🏅Finalist photos.
▪️ FINALE Brand awards (ℹ️here), reknown Photography / Canyoning / Caving brands picking their best photos among ALL🏅Finalists and awarding one photo each with a pack of their best products.


 GENERAL CONCEPTS 
▪️ 📆 Per YEAR: 3 x ROUNDS (every 4 months) + annual FINALE (at January next year)
▪️ ⚖️ Judged by JURY: at ROUND & at FINALE
▪️ 🔖CATEGORIES: ğŸ•³ï¸CAVING ➕ ⛰️CANYONING
▪️ ROUND 🏅 FINALIST photos =  TOP15 by JURY in each Category ➕  ‘MOST LIKED’ by AUDIENCE on our socials for in each month (1xCaving + 1xCanyoning).

‘most liked’ = for ‘🙌🏻 Daily Featured Photos’ with higher sum of likes in Instagram + Facebook during each calendar month, observed at Round Judging end.


⚠️See also ‘NON-REPEAT’ rule for Winners, ‘Round prizes are NOT accumulative & other limitations  (ℹ️here)

 ✍🏻 We are here to help! Please contact us if you have any QUESTION, DOUBT, PROBLEM or SUGGESTION. 

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NON-REPEAT RULE FOR WINNERS

These complex rules are intended to distribute the prize among more winners, as well as to ensure that awarded photographers can confidently submit more amazing photos without ‘hogging it all’.  


1. The winners of the Photo of the Year, are ineligible to win any prize award in the next 2 years following their win.

2. Are ineligible to win ROUND #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo / #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current or previous year.

3. Are ineligible to win Product Awards (valued <$300):
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo / #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
.
❌Winners of Product Awards during the current year
❌Winners of Products of the same brand during the previous year.

4.  Are ineligible to win ROUND $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all Finalists award:
❌Winners of $100 (cash) prize during the current year.
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year

❌Winners of Product Awards during the current year 

5. Are ineligible to win ROUND $100💵 (voucher) prize random raffled among all Participating photos award:
❌Winners of any prize in cash, voucher or product valued equal or more than $50 during the current or previous two years 

6. Are ineligible to win the FINALE Brand Awards products:
❌Winners of the same brand during the current or previous year.

⚠️Round Prizes are not accumulative & other limitations:
Round #1Best and #1 Amateur must be different authors. If #1 Best is an amateur, next ranked amateur will be awarded.
– Only one winner photo per Round in certain Subcategories: Cave diving, Ice/glacier caves, Ice/Glacier canyons, Macro photo. If #1 Best and #1 Amateur are of the same subcategory, next ranked amateur in a different subcategory will be awarded.
– “Cash prizes are not accumulative during the year”: for any winner already receiving for any reason any sponsorship, prize or compensation during the year by Luca Memorial, the already received cash sponsorship, prize, or compensation will be deducted from the new prize, and only the additional part (if any) will be awarded to the winner. Prizes are not accumulative, if the same person wins more than one cash prize, only the maximum prize will be awarded.

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NON-REPEAT RULE FOR WINNERS

These complex rules are intended to distribute the prize among more winners, as well as to ensure that awarded photographers can confidently submit more amazing photos without ‘hogging it all’.  

1. The winners of the Photo of the Year, are ineligible to win any prize award in the next 2 years following their win.


2. Are ineligible to win ROUND #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo / #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current or previous year.


3. Are ineligible to win Product Awards (valued <$300):
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo / #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year.
❌Winners of Product Awards during the current year
❌Winners of Products of the same brand during the previous year.


4.  Are ineligible to win ROUND $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all Finalists award:
❌Winners of $100 (cash) prize during the current year.
❌Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌Winners of Product Awards during the current year 


5. Are ineligible to win ROUND $100💵 (voucher) prize random raffled among all Participating photos award:
❌Winners of any prize in cash, voucher or product valued equal or more than $50 during the current or previous two years 


6. Are ineligible to win the FINALE Brand Awards products:
❌Winners of the same brand during the current or previous year.


⚠️Round Prizes are not accumulative & other limitations:
Round #1Best and #1 Amateur must be different authors. If #1 Best is an amateur, next ranked amateur will be awarded.
– Only one winner photo per Round in certain Subcategories: Cave diving, Ice/glacier caves, Ice/Glacier canyons. If #1 Best and #1 Amateur are of the same subcategory, next ranked amateur in a different subcategory will be awarded.
– “Cash prizes are not accumulative during the year”: for any winner already receiving for any reason any sponsorship, prize or compensation during the year by Luca Memorial, the already received cash sponsorship, prize, or compensation will be deducted from the new prize, and only the additional part (if any) will be awarded to the winner. Prizes are not accumulative, if the same person wins more than one cash prize, only the maximum prize will be awarded.

NON-REPEAT RULE FOR WINNERS

These complex rules are intended to distribute the prize among more winners, as well as to ensure that awarded photographers can confidently submit more amazing photos without ‘hogging it all’.  

Are ineligible to win #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the previous year
🆗 They can still present entries during the current year and opt to access the FINALE and its prizes, if their entries classify.
🆗 They are eligible to win the $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all
Finalists photos   


Are ineligible to win $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all Finalists award:
❌ Already winners of this prize during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year


Are ineligible to win #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the previous year
🆗 They can still present entries during the current year and opt to access the FINALE and its prizes, if their entries classify.
🆗 They are eligible to win the $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all
Finalists photos   



Are ineligible to win #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the previous year
🆗 They can still present entries during the current year and opt to access the FINALE and its prizes, if their entries classify.
🆗 They are eligible to win the $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all
Finalists photos   



Are ineligible to win #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the previous year
🆗 They can still present entries during the current year and opt to access the FINALE and its prizes, if their entries classify.
🆗 They are eligible to win the $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all
Finalists photos   



Are ineligible to win #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo award:
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the current year
❌ Winners of #1 Best Photo or #1 Best Amateur Photo during the previous year
🆗 They can still present entries during the current year and opt to access the FINALE and its prizes, if their entries classify.
🆗 They are eligible to win the $100 (cash) prize random raffled among all
Finalists photos   


Any WINNER of equal or more than 250USD ( cash+products) during one year, is ineligible to win in the following year any cash / product prize.
HOWEVER:
• he/she can still present entries during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as finalists.

The WINNER of of a previous years’ ROUND #1 Best Photo / #1 Best Amateur Photo is ineligible to win again a round during the same year. HOWEVER:

• he/she can still present entries during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as finalists.

The WINNER of a previous years’ FINALE is ineligible to win again another ROUND or FINALE in the following TWO years.
HOWEVER:
• he can still present entries during the year and opt to win a BRAND AWARD.

The WINNER of a previous years’ FINALE BRAND AWARD is ineligible to win again another ROUND or FINALE in the following TWO years.
HOWEVER:
• he can still present entries during the year and opt to win a BRAND AWARD.

The RANDOM WIN must go to a participant that has not had any win yet during the last TWO years. Therefore are ineligible to win previous cash/product winners: any ROUND winners, SOCIALCONTEST winners and previous RANDOM/RAFFLE winners.

NON-REPEAT RULE FOR WINNERS

These complex rules are intended to distribute the prize among more winners, as well as to ensure that awarded photographers can confidently submit more amazing photos without ‘hogging it all’.   

Any WINNER of equal or more than 250USD ( cash+products) during one year, is ineligible to win in the following year any cash / product prize.   
HOWEVER:
• he/she can still present entries during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as finalists.

The WINNER of a ROUND of a cash prize/award is ineligible to win again a round during the same year. HOWEVER:
• he/she can still present entries during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as finalists.

The WINNER of a previous FINALE is ineligible to win again another ROUND or FINALE in the following TWO years.
HOWEVER:
• he can still present entries during the year and opt to win a BRAND AWARD.

The RANDOM WIN must go to a participant that has not had any win yet during the last TWO years. Therefore are ineligible to win previous cash/product winners: any ROUND winners, SOCIALCONTEST winners and previous RANDOM/RAFFLE winners.

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