5. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
“Karst under protection – gift for the future generations“

The competition is again open for participation. The fifth edition of the competition is included in the program of International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK), announced by the International Union of Speleology (UIS) under the motto: „Explore, Understand and Protect”

The competition offers 18 sections, divided into 5 categories of participants and will satisfy the interests of all comers according to their abilities. The six criteria for evaluation of the competition works are already with proven effectiveness, and the evaluation will again be by an authoritative and impartial international jury. Detailed information about the conditions for participation can be found on this site and in the attached below invitation (in 5 languages).

In the four editions of the competition held so far (2005, 2012, 2015 and 2019) took part 576 authors from 20 countries. A total of 102 awards were presented. The fifth edition of the competition awaits its winners.

Let us continue to rediscover the karst with joint efforts and to promote it among the people with your original works - they deserve to learn more about this natural phenomenon. Not only because it is unique and attractive and still hides many secrets, but also because it is widespread, and its nature and specificity continue to be insultingly unknown to our contemporaries.

We will be grateful if you spread the information about the competition among all those who are interested in karst. To do this you can use the attached poster below (in 6 languages).

We wish all future participants in the competition a lot of inspiration.
We will be happy to congratulate you in 2021 as the next winners in one of the competition categories.
July 23, 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria

Invitation - English; Invitation - French; Invitation - Russian; Invitation - Spanish;
Invitation - German; Invitation - Bulgarian

Poster - English; Poster - French; Poster - Russian; Poster - Spanish; Poster - German; Poster - Bulgarian