JURY FINAL 2020

JURY
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FINAL Round 2020

2020 CONTEST PARTICIPATION:

  32 Countries

Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela

Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela

🔥IT IS FINALLY HERE!🔥
FINAL Round 2020

“Photo of the year”” 
elected by JURY
(click here): 
🏆5000 USD award

to be announced 5th February 2021.

FINALISTS’ GALLERY
https://www.instagram.com/lucamemorial.gallery/

“Guess the Photo of the Year” 
SOCIAL👍🏻CONTEST on INSTAGRAM
voters/likers opt to win
🏆500 USD

now🔥OPEN, ends 5th February 202.

ENTER instructions post
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKBc4Saqraa/

TV & RADIO INTERVIEW
ÁNGEL CASCALLANA

Finalist Luca Memorial 2020
15Feb2020

Subtitles: ENG, ITA, POR.

TV: ‘8 Magazine Bierzo’ 15 Feb 2020
 https://youtu.be/UMC4lqk-m4w?t=1371

RADIO: ‘ES LA MAÑANA DE EL BIERZO’ 16 Feb 2020.
At position 1:03:30 https://soundcloud.com/user-617417303/160221-es-la-manana-de-el-bierzomp2

PRESS:  INFOBIERZO 6 Feb 2020  
https://www.infobierzo.com/un-berciano-finalista-del-concurso-mundial-fotografico-de-espeleologia-y-barrancos/593889/

PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2020 WINNER

WINNER REACTION:

AWARDING VIDEO:

#01-622-00021
#1 Yulia IZMAYLOVA
Spain 🇪🇸
<i><u>Yulia IZMAYLOVA</u></i><br>SPAIN 🇪🇸

Yulia IZMAYLOVA
SPAIN 🇪🇸

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.

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photo was taken at 150 meters rappel of "el Salto del Nervión" the largest waterfall of Spain 222 meters. The conditions were perfect, but when we were descending this rappel, the wind started blowing and the rappel was as a huge shower. Impressive emotions!

FINALISTS

👉🏻Johan AGUILAR
(COSTA RICA)

👉🏻Alexander ARNOLD
(SWITZERLAND)

👉🏻Gabriel ASSIS
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Vicente BARRAQUET
(SPAIN)

👉🏻Cris BORGES
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Luana BORGES
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Diego CABALLERO
(SPAIN)

👉🏻Angel CASCALLANA
(SPAIN)
👉🏻Luca CASTELLANI
(ITALY)

👉🏻Kevin CLOT
(FRANCE)

👉🏻Keli CRIXTINA
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Vittorio CROBU
(ITALY)

👉🏻Juan Carlos ESCOBAR
(COLOMBIA)

👉🏻Cristiano FORTES
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Ilia GARZA
(MEXICO)

👉🏻Manuel C. Giraldo
(COLOMBIA)

👉🏻Yulia IZMAYLOVA
(SPAIN)

👉🏻Ertuğrul KULAKSIZOGLU
(TURKEY)

👉🏻Melvin LEFEVRE
(FRANCE)

👉🏻Antonio LLUFRIU
(UNITED KINGDOM)

👉🏻Nicolas LÓPEZ DE ARMENTIA
(SPAIN)

👉🏻Daniel MACEDO
(VENEZUELA)

👉🏻Craig MCMAHON
(UNITED KINGDOM)

👉🏻Claudia MAGNANI
(ITALY)

👉🏻Georges MARVALO
(FRANCE)

👉🏻Efrain MATOS
(USA)

👉🏻Valeria MIELE
(ITALY)

👉🏻Yoshiki NIIRO
(JAPAN)

👉🏻Daniel PLANELLS
(SPAIN) .

👉🏻Steven SMALL
(UNITED KINGDOM)

👉🏻Lucas TANAKA
(BRAZIL)

👉🏻Eyleen VARGAS
(COSTA RICA)

👉🏻Romain VENOT
(FRANCE)

🙏THANK YOU!

INSTAGRAM @lucamemorial.gallery

INSTAGRAM SOCIAL👍🏻CONTEST WINNER:

Inma BALBASTRE

“My passion is the mountains, and although I have been canyoning for a very short time, I like it more and more. I like heights and climbing. 

I guess that’s why the winning photo impressed me so much. (Congratulations to the photographer for having caught the perfect moment. I don’t think it is an easy photo to repeat).

The truth is that there were very good photos also worthy of having won, but I prefer this one because it is difficult to achieve such an impressive image.

I am not a photographer, although I have always liked photography, let’s say I’m an amateur, nothing more.

I found out about the contest through the sports club I belong to (C.D Dinámicos).

The initiative of the contest seems fantastic to me, because we can enjoy impressive images from different places around the world and, the truth is, I still don’t think I have won! I hope I can enjoy your photos and continue voting for them for many years. 

Thank you!!!! “

JURY FINAL ROUND 2020

<u><i>John<br>ALDANA<br></u></i>COLOMBIA <img src="https://www.countryflags.com/co/shiny/32.png">

John
ALDANA
COLOMBIA

Editor Canyoning Colombia Magazine

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<u><i>Manuel<br>IBAÑEZ<br></u></i>SPAIN <img src="https://www.countryflags.io/es/shiny/32.png">

Manuel
IBAÑEZ
SPAIN

Professional Photography Store Owner

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

Paolo
MALTINTI
ITALY 🇮🇹

Freelance in media, web & "Net" business.

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

Norbert
FISCHER
GERMANY 🇩🇪

Library Manager DCV (German Canyoning Association)

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<u><i>Diego L.<br>GONZALÉZ.<br></u></i>COLOMBIA <img src="https://www.countryflags.io/co/shiny/32.png">

Diego L.
GONZALÉZ.
COLOMBIA

Survival Consultant for Discovery Channel

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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>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>Rob<br>MARIN<br></u></i>PANAMA 🇵🇦

Rob
MARIN
PANAMA 🇵🇦

Double Winning Voter in Luca Memorial Contest 2020

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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>Bárdia<br>TUPY<br></u></i>BRAZIL 🇧🇷

Bárdia
TUPY
BRAZIL 🇧🇷

Representative of the Professional Female Commission of ICAN

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JURY BIOGRAPHY

JOHN ALDANA  (Colombia, 40 years)

JOHN ALDANA (Colombia, 40 years)

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.

MANUEL IBAÑEZ  (Spain, 54 years)

MANUEL IBAÑEZ (Spain, 54 years)

Since 1984 I have dedicated myself exclusively to computing, I started out as a management application developer and evolved over the years towards the trade in computing and office automation products. Currently I am the owner of a store in Sanlucar that offers all kinds of services and accessories including photography and lighting products.

I practice sports regularly, and for more than a decade caving and canyoning where my curiosity for the world of underground photography started.

PHIL BENCE (France, 51 years)

PHIL BENCE (France, 51 years)

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, 58 years)

JEAN-FRANCOIS DELHOM (SWITZERLAND, 58 years)

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.

VICTOR FERRER RICO (SPAIN, 66 years)

VICTOR FERRER RICO (SPAIN, 66 years)

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.

NORBERT FISCHER  (Germany, 52 years)

NORBERT FISCHER (Germany, 52 years)

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.

DIEGO L. GONZALÉZ  (Colombia, 54 years)

DIEGO L. GONZALÉZ (Colombia, 54 years)

Instructor SIWA (Survival Instructors World Association)
Instructor CONFESUR (South American Confederation of Survival and Preparation)
Survival Consultant for Discovery Channel (Naked and Afraid - Dual Survivor)
Speleocol Member (Colombian Speleological Association)
Member FEDEC (Federation of Eco parks, Ecotourism and Nature Tourism)
Auditor and Implementer in Management Systems for Adventure Tourism and Sustainability

PIERRE HUMBLET  (Belgium, 75 years)

PIERRE HUMBLET (Belgium, 75 years)

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).

FRANK JUNOD  (France, 50 years)

FRANK JUNOD (France, 50 years)

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.

HERVÉ KRUMMENACHER (SWITZERLAND, 47 years)

HERVÉ KRUMMENACHER (SWITZERLAND, 47 years)

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

RAJENDRA LAMA  (Nepal, 40 years)

RAJENDRA LAMA (Nepal, 40 years)

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.

ROB MARIN  (Panama, 30 years)

ROB MARIN (Panama, 30 years)

Founder of Canyoning Panama, the first specialized sports group of Canyoning, also a founding member of the Panamanian Canyoning Association.

Sportsman and lover of outdoor activities, in the ravines I found incredible moments and great sensations. Photography being a passion in all the extreme sports that I practice always taking souvenir shots.

“Rob amazingly won twice the VOTER Prize during 2020 (Canyon Explorations category in Round JulSep20, Caving Explorations category in Round OctDec20)”

YUNIOR RONDON  (VENEZUELA, 35 years)

YUNIOR RONDON (VENEZUELA, 35 years)

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.

PAOLO MALTINTI  (Italy, 55 years)

PAOLO MALTINTI (Italy, 55 years)

WASE Sub Instructor and PADI Underwater Digital Photography Instructor.
I am currently the only one who has made the entire Bodengo (Como Lake, Italy) route with scuba equipment, searching all the pools. I have participated in numerous underwater and non-underwater photography exhibitions.
Currently Vice President of Golden Players and General Manager of Golden Players Italia, associations of Over 50 basketball players.

ALEJANDRO MENENDEZ  (Spain,  43 years)

ALEJANDRO MENENDEZ (Spain, 43 years)

I was trained in the Military Mountain School, I am an athlete specialized in canyoning and caving with more than 20 years of experience.
I am federated in the Madrilenian Federation of Speleology, belonging to the E50 speleology club, and a member of the ECDC club of Portugal, collaborating with the Rodcle equipment and Korda’s brand.
I am an amateur photographer specialized in canyoning and caving photography.
Very excited to participate in some way in this event, I met Luca In madeira in 2011, I had the pleasure of attending several international events, always with his smile.

PIETRO TORELLINI (Italy, 68 years).

PIETRO TORELLINI (Italy, 68 years).

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, 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.

BARDIA TUPY (Brazil, 50 years).

BARDIA TUPY (Brazil, 50 years).

Canyoneering practitioner for 20 years.
Active member of the Brasiliense Canyoneering Federation.
Head of the female Commission of the Brazilian Confederation of Canyoning.
As for photography, I practice as a hobby with nature.

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