The best outdoor photographers in Europe meet in Garda Trentino for the third edition of Arco Rock Star

Everything is ready for the third edition of Arco rock star, the international climbing photography con-test that confirms some of the most talented photographers in Europe among the competitors. News of the third edition, the award “La Sportiva Anniversary”, celebrating the company's 90 years of activity.

On the 21st and the 22nd of April, the extraordinary vertical walls 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.

The professional photographers, from 5 different European countries, are among the best of the outdoor world: Stefan Schlumpf (SVI), Thomas Schermer (GER), Claudia Ziegler (GER), Piotr Deska (POL), John Tornton (UK) and the Italians Matteo Pavana, Federico Ravassard, Paolo Sartori and the winner of the 2017 edition Giovanni Danieli.

Also international climbers such as Angelika Rainer or Nico Favresse will climb with them.
Registrations for the Open category, are still open, both online on the website 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. 

Celebrating the La Sportiva 90th anniversary, Arco Rock Star will run a special contest dedicated to the History of climbing and alpinism “La Sportiva Anniversary”.
Open to both 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. No thematic constraints besides this.

Starting on 21st April, Arco Rock Star 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 explorers, adventure lovers and athletes – including some important names from the Team La Sportiva, will meet to share stories, experiences and passions.

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