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Speleofotografia 2018 – results

The vernissage of the 19th year of Speleofotografia Contest, November, 16, in the historical building of the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology (Liptovský Mikuláš) brought great results!

The Jury evaluated amost 300 photographs of 54 authors from 13 countries of the Europe, Asia and America, awarded the Grand Prize of Speleofotografia Contest and proclaimed as the best following pictures in two categories.


The Grand Prize of contest was given to Rémi Flament for photo Hurricane

Category Beauty of Caves


The 1st Prize: Alessio Romeo (I)– Inside the Heart of Ice Cape

The 2nd Prize: Claudiu Szabó (RO) – Intimacy

The 3rd Prize: Juraj Šurka (SK) – Crystal



Category Speleomoment


The 1st Prize: Mark Burkey (GB) – Peak Stream Way

The 2nd Prize: Alessio Romeo (I) – Micro-biologist at Work

The 3rd Prize: Viktor Lyagushkin (RUS) – The Last Supper


The pictures of Mark Burkey (GB)  – Marble Shower and Maciej Fryń (PL) – Đalovića Pećina have been awarded as the best liked pictures 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 speleophotographers 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 of Speleofotografia 2018 here:


Pictures from vernissage of Speleofotografia Contest taken by Michal Oravec and Vladimír Škuta

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