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Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

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From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

Two days of fun and sports to describe, with the best photo, climbing and everything that revolves around it, and have the possibility to win prizes in materials and cash (€ 2,000) Two categories, Pro, who are selected by invitation among the leading names in the outdoor photography; and Open, where people can register in our website www.adventureawards.it/arco-rock-star or directly at Arco, before the event.

For each team, a photographer and maximum three athletes. Each team must present photos which are able to describe the athletic gesture, but also everything that surrounds climbing, such as the environment, friendship, the approach, the fatigue and happiness. The best photograph of the Open category will receive a prize of € 500, while the best photos of the Pro category (each team must submit 4, which will be evaluated as a whole) will be rewarded with € 1500. For the second and third classified material prizes. The best photos selected from both categories will then be printed in high quality, in collaboration with Elle-Erre, and will form a traveling exhibition. Arco Rock Star will begin Saturday April 22nd in the morning and will end at 4pm on Sunday 23rd. The jury will evaluate the images and the award ceremony will be held the evening of 23rd.

Arco Rock Star takes place within the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration which begins on Friday 21st of April with the international selection of the best adventure movies from all around the world. On stage every evening there will also be several guests.

In the following days there will be training camps on trail running with great champions like Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti, Filippo Canetta, Enrico Ghidoni and Davide Grazielli, outdoor cooking courses with the vegan chef Cristiano Bonolo, nature photography workshop with Andrea Zampatti, meetings with great explorers and athletes, storytelling workshops - this year with Emilio Previtali - the concert at sunset of Daughter & Sons with guided hiking, yoga for runners and bikers, bike rides from sunrise to sunset through Garda Trentino with the Montanus, parties, evenings of meetings and much more.

In the last evening, the Adventure Awards Night, the Best Movie 2017 and the winners of Arco Rock Star will be awarded. During the evening will be on stage the climbing philosopher Manolo, the explorer and ultrarunner Michele Evangelisti and the winners of the Golden Beards 2017 for the Best Adventurer and Best Storyteller: Francesco Sauro, a speleologist who holds courses to astronauts for the European Space Agency, and for the Time he is one of 10 Next Generation Leaders. And the english Robbie Shone, explorer and photographer for the National Geographic.At the end of the evening, we will say goodbye to the Adventure Days with live music and a closing party.

The complete program of the event is available on the following website: www.adventureawards.it.

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