You can already see and vote for the contest's photos!

The second stage of the photo contest The Speleo Photo of the Year organized by the caving club Aenigma has begun! You can already see the photos sent by the participants, comment them and vote for the ones you like. The photos are displayed on our internet photo album .

In this contest you can see more than 150 photos sent by 22 participants from various countries: Lithuania, Ukraine, various parts of Russia (the Republic of Bashkiria, Sankt Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk and others), Macedonia.

Voting for the photos will take place until February 07, 2010. Voting by internet is anonymous. During the period of voting the authors of the photos are not noted, but their names will be indicated when the contest is over.

How to vote? Just mark from one to five stars visible under the photo and click on the mouse. Only the total count of the votes will matter in the evaluation of the photo without the reference to the number of the stars given.

The course of the contest:

  • The exhibition of the photos, evaluation and voting will take place from January 01, 2010 to February 07, 2010. Voting will be anonymous.
  • Important: Photos will be displayed grouped by categories, but they will be evaluated in common context, without reference to the categories. Recommended categories for the exhibition: the man and the cave, the portrait of the caver, expedition reportage, the underground landscape, „non-format“
  • Photos will be evaluated by the jury of 5 professional photographers and cavers. The results of the internet voting will have additional weight in the evaluation. The winners will be announced and awarded no later than February 16, 2010.

More information about the photo contest may be found here.


The third place winner will get a special brand T-shirt.

The second place winner will get a special brand T-shirt and a carabiner with engraving.

The first place winner will get a special brand T-shirt and a prize.

The prizes for the winners will be provided by the caving club Aenigma and the magazines National Geographic Lietuva, GEO and Foto.



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