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Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Candus » Dec 22, 2010 3:52 pm

Dear friend,
in this post, I send you the rules for photo contest on the theme “The Caves and Us”, which is being organize for the fourth time by speleo club "Prista", Ruse-Bulgaria. This photo contest is under the patronage of the Balkan Speleological Union and the Bulgarian Speleological Federation. Please contact all cavers - photographers you know, to send us their photos and participate in this photo contest.
Thank you.
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Mikan Andreev. :bat sticker:

Rules:
Under the patronage of the Balkan Speleological Union and the Bulgarian Speleological Federation, with the kind cooperation of Photosynthesis;
SC “Prista” – Ruse announces the forth national and the first Balkan photographical competition on the theme:
“The Caves and Us”

All speleologists, cavers and friends of the caves can take part in the competition. Every participant can send up to 8 photographs – up to 4 on each topic:
1). People under the Ground
2). Beauty of the Caves

Pictures must be sent on the e-mail provided:
we.and.caves@gmail.com with a deadline of 10.01.2011.

Requirements:
Each photo must be given a name and the author and place (cave) of the photograph must me provided. The format must be .jpeg , and size on the long side of the photo min 1600 pixels, maximum size of the file – not greater than 4 MB.
By sending the photographs the participants allow them to be used by the promoters in a non-commercial way: to make speleology more popular by posters, exhibitions, advertising materials and others.
By the 15th January 2011, a jury consisting of 5 people will determine the winners: first, second and third place. The best photographers will receive material prizes and deeds. A moving exhibition will be arranged, traveling from place to place with the best pictures included.
For more details use the e-mail provided: http://www.speleo-bg.com
Tel. number: +359 878 472421, skype: sasho.sp and the e-mail of SC”Prista”: speleo.prista@gmail.com

10.12.2010, Sasho Popov
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Re: Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Candus » Dec 26, 2010 11:44 am

Dear friends, we would like to inform you that we have received 159 photographs by 32 photographers from 9 countries since the competition "The Caves and Us" started. Just to set a reminder, the deadline for turning the photos in is 10th January 2011. One has to send his/her photos to we.and.caves@gmail.com . We are looking forward to receiving your photographs as well. It is not hard. Just browse through your disk, select the best ones, 4 on each theme, 8 all together, and send them to the e-mail given... Show us the beauty of the caves you guys have had the chance to see or explore. Best regards.

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Re: Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Candus » Jan 7, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi, friends of the speleological photography! There are only a few days left until the deadline for the Forth photo competition "The Caves and Us". It is by far the most successful one ;). We have received over 300 photos from 59 authors, 18 countries by far. It won't be easy for the jury to decide which ones are the best. The wonderful world of caves is driven to us with great love and good skills. A lot of our friends and competitors asked us to extend the deadline with 5 more days, due to travel and the holidays, so the new deadline is 15th January. We would also like to remind you that in order to compete one must send up to 8 photos - 4 under the "People Underground" and 4 under the "Beauty of the Caves" topics.
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Re: Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Candus » Jan 20, 2011 3:39 pm

The first part of the photo contest “The Caves and Us” has ended – we are now no longer receiving your photographs. This part continued from 10th December 2010 up to 15th January 2011. Due to the time difference we still got a few photos on the 16th. We will have evaluated your photos till the end of this month( it won’t be an easy task, considering the amount and the quality of the works you submitted). The next step is announcing the winner and giving away the prizes – on the 1st February that is. The final part is putting an exhibition up including the best photographs from the 2010 Collection, which is by tradition ought to be happening during May and June. All photographs will be available for you to see after 1st February.
The forth contest “The Caves and Us” is by far the biggest in the not-that-big history of it. There are 98 photographers from 21 countries competing with a total of 488 photographs. Most of the competitors are speleologists, actively discovering, exploring, mapping and photographing the caves and chasms of Europe, Asia, North and South America. The jury which will evaluate the photos is as follows:
1). Sasho Popov – speleologist – main organizer of the contest – from SC “Prista”
2). Stoqn Grebenarov – professional photographer – owner of the photo studio “Ralica” – and a member of the Bulgarian Speleology Federation
3). Lidia Kulekova – professional photographer – a representative for our partners – “Фотосинтезис”(Photosynthesis), chain stores for photographic equipment and accessories
4). Plamen Yordanov – a painter, the “Priqteli”(Friends) gallery, Ruse
5). Eberhard Undjiqn – zoologist, speleologist, last year’s chairman of the jury
The last year’s winner of the contest, Emil Kariz, is taking part in an expedition in Indonesia and will not be able to be in the jury.
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Re: Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Candus » Feb 20, 2011 7:20 am

The Fourth National and the First Balkan Photos Contest “We and Caves” finished. The main goal was to show the best pictures, which have been made in 2010 by speleologists and friends of the caves from the Balkan countries and the free participation - guests from all around the world. Speleo Club Prista - Ruse, Bulgaria was the organizer. The competition was under the patronage of the Balkan Speleological Union, the Bulgarian Federation of Speleology and was implemented with the kind support of "Fotosynthesis”and Photo- House Ralitsa.
This year the competition started with new forma, new rules and more participants. We received 497 photographs, which were competed in two sections:
1. The Man in the Caves;
2. The Beauty of the Caves

Each participant might submit up to 4 photos on one section and 4 on the other topic.
Five-member jury ( photographers, artists and speleologists) treated and evaluated the works of 98's artist and ranked them from first to 10th place in each section.
The most interesting photos will be displayed by the mobility exhibition, which will take a part at the Balkan Speleo Camp - 2011 in Macedonia and in various Balkan countries.
For more information about the exhibition, as well as the other events, connected to the photo contest “We and Caves”, you can see on the Facebook: We And Caves; http://www.balkan-speleo.org; http://www.speleo-bg.com and http://www.photosynthesis.bg.

Section I. "The Man in the Caves"
Prize winners:
1. Anton Yushko, Russia - Звёздные врата пещеры Шульганташ - Южный Урал, Башкортостан, Россия
2. Szilágyi Palkó Pál, Romania - Escape into nothingness - Wind Cave, Romania
3. Pavol Kocis, Slovakia - Reflex - Drienovska Cave, Slovakia

4. Cyril Bagiy, Russia - Человк и природа - Пещера Игнатьевская, Южный Урал, Россия
5. Brandon Kowallis, USA - 06 Jason Mateljak and Jon Jasper studying vandalism in Oak City Cave - Utah, USA
6. Marius Cigher, Romania - Rupestre - Huda Lui Papara Cave, Trascau Monuntain, RO
7. Brandon Kowallis, USA - Shay Lelegren in Neversink Cave - Alabama, USA
8. Lazar Tibor, Romania - Ursus Spelaeus & Homo Photographicus - Ursilor Cave, RO
9. Ivan Glavas, Croatia - Neman - Jama Upad, Permani, Croatia
10. Anton Yushko, Russia - Подземный дождь - Карелия, Россия
10. Nenad Saljic, Croatia - Petrified 3 - Spilja Maklutaca, Croatia

Section II. "The Beauty of the Caves”
Prize winners:
1. Borut Lozej, Slovenia - Poplava - Škocjan Caves, Slovenia
2. Alexander Lazarov, Bulgaria - Висулки - Бойчова скала, с.Логож, Благоевградско, България
3. Ivan Glavas, Croatia - Kaskade(r) - Šparožna jama, Breza, Hrvatska
4. Mateja Lozej, Slovenia - Kačna jama 1 – The Kačna cave, Slovenija

5. Lázár Tibor, Romania - Magic Decoration - Micula Cave, Romania
6. Damjan Krstinić, Croatia - Dispersed drop in cave - Cave Vranik, province of Lika in Croatia
7. Gerasim Lekov, BG - Мечът на ангелите - Мачанов трап, с.Здравковец, България
8. Szilágyi Palkó Pál, Romania - Paleokarst deposits I. - Wind Cave, Romania
9. Boris Krstinic, Croatia - Young bats - Dragina cave, Croatia
10. Borut Lozej, Slovenia - Piratska ladja - Križna cave, Slovenia
10. Alexey Podayachev, Russia – 001 Кастере - пещере Кастере, Караби-Яйла, Крым, Украина

Prizes are provided by “Fotosyntesis”, Photo House "Ralitsa" - Sofia, Bulgarian Federation of Speleology, Ttourist Association “Prista” - Ruse and Nov Dom Ltd - Ruse.

Section I: Awards

1st Prize: Binoculars Olympus 8X40 DPSI, T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma and plaque.
2nd Prize: Set of caving harness with Shoulder straps for positioning, T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma 3rd Prize: caving pack,, T-shirt with logo contest and Diploma
4 -10: Awards are T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma



Section II: Awards
1. Prize: Headlamp Petzl, T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma and plaque.
2. Prize: Set of caving harness with Shoulder straps for positioning
T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma
3. Prize: caving pack; T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma.
4 -10: Awards are: T-shirt with logo of the contest and Diploma

All participants will be nominating with the Diploma of Participation. They will be receive by the E-mail.

The prizes of the non-Bulgarian winners will be given at the Balkan Speleo Camp in Macedonia or will be mailed by post.

The winners photos of the contest “We and Caves" are published at: https://picasaweb.google.com/we.and.caves and http://www.photosynthesis.bg/?konkurs=56.
All photos can be found on https://picasaweb.google.com/we.and.caves
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Re: Photo contest Prista 2010 "The Caves And Us"

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 20, 2011 8:31 am

Those are super. Thanks for the contest and the links to see the pictures!
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