Winners SepDec2023

Luca Chiarabini Memorial Contest 2023, Round May-August 2023 Winners & Finalists

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MEMORIAL

Photo Contest
2023

Worldwide Edition
(Free participation)

RESULTS
ROUND SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2023

We will  update this page with information about the
Round September-December 2023 winners & finalists.
Stay tuned!

ANNOUNCEMENTS  WILL CONCLUDE 
27 January 2024

We will  update this page with information about the
Round September-December 2023 winners & finalists.
Stay tuned!

ANNOUNCEMENTS  WILL START WITHIN
21st January 2024

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PRIZES & CALENDAR

RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED starting 21st January 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT IN PROGRESS
until 27th January

Round Sept. - December 'within the ‘Luca Memorial Contest 2023’.

Judging CONCLUDED Round September-December 2023 of Luca Memorial Photo Contest.
📆 Announcement of Round FINALISTS & WINNERS untill 27 January 2024
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🙏🙏🙏Thank you! to all Jury⚖️Members for their precious time and cooperation.
🙏Thank you to all participants for the submitted 1720 photos from all over the 🌎.
❤️In loving memory Luca Chiarabini (1970 – 2017)
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Additionally, all FINALIST photos of the Round will enter in February 2024 the annual
⭐FINALE 2023⭐opting for:
▪️ 🏆$3000 'Photo of the Year' award (link)
▪️ ‘Brand Awards’ products (link)
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🏆 🏆 🏆 PRIZES Round September–December 2023:
▪️ $300 Best photo CAVING elected by Jury
▪️ $300 Best Amateur photo CAVING, by Jury
▪️ $300 Best photo CANYONING, by Jury
▪️ $300 Best Amateur photo CANYONING, by Jury
▪️ 3 x $100 (cash) 🎲 random raffled among all 🏅FINALISTS photos
▪️ 3 x $100💵 (voucher) 🎲 random raffled among all valid PARTICIPATING photos.
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🏅 🏅 🏅 38 ROUND FINALISTS:
▪️ 30📷: Top Ranked Elected by ⚖️JURY: 15caving + 15canyoning
▪️ 8📷: Most 👍🏻Liked ‘🙌🏻FEATURED’ on Instagram+Facebook: 1caving + 1canyoning each month (Sep, Oct, Nov&Dec)
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Round

• 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!

2021 Contest is getting ready… click here

JURY MEMBERS

Below the Jury Members that evaluated this Round.
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!

(click on image to learn more about the Jury Members)

CATEGORY: CAVING

FINALISTS best 15 photos ranked by the Jury are announced here.

Winner and finalists get access to FINALE 2023, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2023’ award of up to $3’000USD as well as the BRAND AWARDS.
Learn more here

FINALISTS best 15 photos ranked by the Jury will be announced here.
Winner and finalists get access to FINALE 2022, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2023’ award of up to $3’000USD as well as the BRAND AWARDS.
Learn more here

Below the best 15 ROUND FINALISTS & ROUND WINNERS photos elected by Jury, as well as the monthly most liked featured photos on Instagram & Facebook.

They all get access to FINAL ROUND 2022, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2022’ award of up to $3’000USD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

ROUND WINNERS elected by Jury announced  
September 2022
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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

FINALISTS

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HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

The photo was taken during the exploration of the aerial branch of the Grotta del Presepe, a cave already known but purely underwater. Our friend Francesco Papetti managed to reconnect it by air with the nearby Grotta dei Terni and we took the opportunity to take some shots. The main difficulty was the transport of the materials along the demanding and sharp bottlenecks that you have to do to get there, they barely managed to pass the speleo bags. The technical difficulty, on the other hand, was being able to illuminate the cave and the lake without causing the sediment to rise in the water. The photos were taken with our Sony α7RII and Zeiss lenses.

Steven MOORE
AUSTRALIA

TO BE ANNOUNCED 16th January

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: 300USD

WINNER #1 PHOTO: 300USD

Gustavo PADILLA
MEXICO

TO BE ANNOUNCED 16th January

#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 are announced here.


Winner and finalists get access to FINALE 2023, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2023’ award of up to $3’000USD as well as the BRAND AWARDS.
Learn more here

FINALISTS best 15 photos ranked by the Jury will be announced here.
Winner and finalists get access to FINALE 2022, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2022’ award of up to $3’000USD as well as the BRAND AWARDS.
Learn more here

Below the best 15 ROUND FINALISTS & ROUND WINNERS photos elected by Jury, as well as the monthly most liked featured photos on Instagram & Facebook.

They all get access to FINAL ROUND 2022, where they will compete for ‘Photo of the year 2022’ award of up to $3’000USD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

ROUND WINNERS elected by Jury announced  
September 2022
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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

WINNER #1 AMATEUR: 300USD

WINNER #1 PHOTO: 300USD

Miryam Good VIBES
SPAIN

TO BE ANNOUNCED 16th January

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

HOW WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN?:

I always take my Nikon D850 with me, storing it in a sturdy waterproof box. In particular I took this photo in a very narrow section of that canyon. I rappeled down the waterfall before my friend. I decided the spot to shoot in order to frame the pic with the dark walls and that narrow overhead rock bridge. The roaring waterfall was plunging into the dark around me. I had to cover the camera with my body and turn my back to the scene due to the pouring rain. I knew I had only a few istants to take that picture before the lense would be soaking wet. So I waited till the very best moment, turned to waterfall and shot a couple of pics in a row. I didn't manage to portrait the strong wind and rain but I got a nice pic of my friend enjoing the scenery

Michele PORCEDDU
ITALY

TO BE ANNOUNCED 16th January

#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

FINALIST🏅 RANDOM RAFFLE

ANNOUNCEMENT IN PROGRESS
until 20th May

TO BE ANNOUNCED 27th January

WINNER #1 PHOTO: 300USD

💥Finalist Random🏅Raffle Round September - December 2023 in @LucaMemorial.Contest: the ONE & ONLY Worldwide Photo Contest exclusively for Caving & Canyoning.
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Raffled among all 🏅Finalists: 💵 3 x $100USD Cash.
Certified by RandomPicker:
🔗https://app.randompicker.com/protocol/824623x80899
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💠 RAFFLE RESULTS 💠
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1: ✅Lucas_Felipe_Borges_Lopes (Brazil)
2: ✅Nuria_Soto_Bonet (Spain)
3: ✅Georges_martinez (France)
4: Canyoning_alex_forografie (Switzerland)
5: Maarten Haenen (Belgium)
6: Steven Moore (Australia)
7: Steven Moore (Australia)
8: Maarten Haenen (Belgium)
9: Jeroen Kirchner (Belgium)
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✅ = Winners(*).
👏🏻👏🏻 Cheer up to all Alternates, you were so close … best luck next time!
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In addition, all finalists enter the annual FINALE 2023, opting for the 🏆$3000 'Photo of the Year' award & ‘Brand Awards’ products (in February 2024).
link 'FINALE 2023'
link 'BRAND AWARDS 2023'

(*) During post-verification, failure to comply with the Contest Eligibility Rules for the author and/or photograph may result in prize revocation. In that case, the next eligible in the ranking will be awarded. .

PARTICIPANT 📷 RANDOM RAFFLE

ANNOUNCEMENT IN PROGRESS
until 20th May

TO BE ANNOUNCED 27th January

WINNER #1 PHOTO: 300USD

💥Participant Random📷Raffle Round September - December 2023 in @LucaMemorial.Contest: the ONE & ONLY Worldwide Photo Contest exclusively for Caving & Canyoning.
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Raffled among submitted photos to the contest: 🛍️ 3 x $100USD Store Voucher for purchasing caving /canyoning equipment at one of the Friend Stores.
Certified by RandomPicker:
🔗https://app.randompicker.com/protocol/824633x43458
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💠 RAFFLE RESULTS 💠
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1:😞 Océane_Borel (France)
2:✅ Stefano_Mattana (Italy)
3:✅ Joachim Fleddermann (Austria)
4:✅ Karen_Lapizco (United States)
5: Andrea Moretti (Italy)
6: Karen_Lapizco (United States)
7: Andrea Moretti (Italy)
8: Martin Emde (Spain)
9: Anna Bacardit Cañellas (Spain)
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✅ = confirmed winners(*)
❓ = confirmation in progress (*)
😞 = photo ineligible for this prize
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👏🏻👏🏻 Cheer up to all Alternates, you were so close … best luck next time!
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In addition, all finalists enter the annual FINALE 2023, opting for the 🏆$3000 'Photo of the Year' award & ‘Brand Awards’ products (in February 2024).
link 'FINALE 2023'
link 'BRAND AWARDS 2023'
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🏆 JOIN THE 2024 CONTEST! Submit your photos!
Open worldwide, participation is free.
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(*) During post-verification, failure to comply with the Contest Eligibility Rules for the author and/or photograph may result in prize revocation. In that case, the next eligible in the ranking will be awarded. .

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