The vernissage of the 18th year of Speleofotografia Contest, November, 25, in the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology (Liptovský Mikuláš) brought great results! The Jury evaluated 327 photographs of 54 authors from 17 countries of all over the world, awarded the Grand Prize of Speleofotografia Contest and proclaimed as the best following pictures in two categories:
Grand Prize of contest was given to Cristian Țecu and Cosmin Nistor for Photo Velvet Voyage
Category Beauty of Cave:
1st place: Dinko Stopić – Fireflies (Croatia)
2nd place: Cristian Țecu and Cosmin Nistor – Rising Runner Missing by Endless Sender (Romania)
3rd place: Cosmin Berghean – Stars (Romania)
1st place: Daniel Lee – Behind-the-Lake Light (Russia)
2nd place: Gergely Ambrus – Cave Krubera-Voronya (Hungary)
3rd place: Tibor Lázár – Defiance (Romania)
The picture of Ivan Kletečka: St. Ivan Cave (Czech Republic) has been awarded as the best liked picture of E-voting.
Chairman of Jury, Pavol Kočiš, claryfied the process of evaluation and opened the exhibition, which consists of Top 100 pictures including awarded ones. Tens of visitors came to see them personally. There were many cavers and speleophotographs from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland among them.
All authors of exhibited pictures have been provided with Contest Catalogue and the winners recieved prizes.
Congratulations to the Winners!
on behalf of the Organizing Committee Lukáš Vlček
You can see the Catalogue here: issuu
Pictures from vernissage of Speleofotografia Contest taken by Pavol Kočiš and Mária Ošková