We are pleased to present the call for the Clay Speleologist Award 2021. We would like to express our gratitude to all fellow speleologists who, for so many years, have generously contributed by submitting their photographs or providing their help and support, so that this contest can continue to be a meeting place and a showcase for speleological activity. In this regard, we are going to highlight today the noble function and altruistic work carried out by the jurors, as they find it increasingly difficult to award prizes among the great number of photos that deserve their recognition.
The main objective of the contest has always been to promote speleological photography and motivate us to get better images that show the beauty, effort and satisfaction found in the responsible practice of speleology, and thus be able to make known to the public a subterranean world to which they normally do not have access. So, on this occasion we are especially happy to join in the celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst. We encourage you to participate and look forward to receiving your photos!