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Arco Rock Star 2017: Carlo Cosi in the PRO category winning photo taken by Giovanni Danieli
Photo by Giovanni Danieli
Arco Rock Star 2017: third place Federico Ravassard. Climbers: Luca Andreozzi, Riccardo Colombo, Silvia Cassol
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Arco Rock Star 2017: Angelika Rainer in a photo taken by Alex Buisse, second place in the PRO category
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Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

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From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

On the 21st and the 22nd of April 2018 the extraordinary vertical rock faces of Garda Trentino will be the scene of the third edition of the Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography.

Two days during which athletes and photographers will go in search of the photo that describes the athletic gesture, but also the landscape and everything that revolves around climbing - from the fatigue to the smiles, from the sunsets to the beers. In short, a story of passion for climbing and for photography.

Two categories, Pro, who are selected by invitation among the leading names in the outdoor photography all around Europe and beyond; and Open, where people can soon register in our website www.arcorockstar.it 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 news of the third edition il the special prize è “La Sportiva Anniversary”, with which Arco Rock Star celebrates the La Sportiva 90th anniversary. Open to the PRO and OPEN categories, the "Anniversary" contest will be a tribute to climbing and alpinism of the past, supported since the beginning by the Trentino based brand. The award-winning, climbing- themed photo will be the one that, with greater imagination, emotion and beauty, will tell the essence of mountaineering of the past through atmosphere, clothes or equipment.

Arco Rock Star will begin Saturday 21st of April in the morning and the photos will have to be delivered before 3pm on Sunday 22nd. The jury will evaluate the images and the award ceremony will be held the happy hour on Sunday. Friday 20th, the briefing, not mandatory, with the team: an occasion to have a beer all together, before before heading off with the backpack, the rope and the camera.

The event takes place within the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of exploration, the seventh edition will be held from April 20 to the 22nd in Garda Trentino: adventure and shows, activities and meetings with great travelers, adventure lovers and explorers will meet to share stories, experiences and passions. On stage, every night, great explorers and international alpinists including Simone Moro e Emilio Previtali, Jeremy Collins, Nicolas Favresse e Dino Lanzaretti, Jane Goodall, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca and Igor D’India.

The Garda Trentino region of Northern Italy, the world of water, rocks and nature with Mediterranean scents embedded in a ring of vertical walls, becomes the ideal stage for a meeting aimed at an increasingly wide audience of fans of the style of life and the outdoor holidays.

An event supported by Garda Trentino, La Sportiva, CT Climbing Technology and F-Stop Gear.

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

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The second edition of Arco Rock Star, the photography competition that takes place annually during the Adventure Awards Days Festival, was won on Sunday 23 April by pro photographer Giovanni Danieli. Alex Buisse took second place while Federico Ravassard took third. The Open category was won by Graziano Galvagni.

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