Arco Rock Star- Second edition


The second edition of Arco Rock Star,

the climbing photography contest,

awards its 2017 winners



The territory of Garda Trentino, one of the world’s climbing capitals, has hosted for two days 7 professional photographers from four European countries and 12 amateur photographers challenged eachother searching for the best photograph.


The diversity and beauty of the territory and it’s mountains inspired the beautiful photographs, that, with great effort, the jury (composed by Emilio Previtali, Nicholas Hobley, editor of PlanetMountain, the photographer Harald Withaler and the staff of Adventure Awards Days) had to judge and select in order to give out the prizes made available by EpicTV, Ferrino, Rock Slave and the cash prizes of 500 euros for the first place in the OPEN category and 1500 euros for the winner of the PRO category.


The first place is the PRO category goes to the photographer and climber Giovanni Danieli, awarded for his ability to tell the spirit of climbing and at the same time to represent the athletic gesture in harmony with the territory and the landscape. In his team there were Giovanni Zaccaria and Carlo Cosi.


The second place goes to Alex Buisse from France, third is Federico Ravassard.



The first place in the OPEN category goes to Graziano Galvagni, awarded primarily for his creativity as well as for the quality of the two presented photographs.


The awards ceremony took place during the Adventure Awards Night, the concluding night of the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of Adventure and Exploration, which was held on Sunday evening at Palazzo Marchetti in Arco in front a great crowd and the guests of the festival, Manolo, Michele Evangelisti, and in front of the Best Adventurer and Best Storyteller 2017 – Francesco Sauro and Robbie Shone.


Arco Rock Star’s photos, thanks to the partnership with Elle-Erre, will become an Traveling Exhibit.


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