Robbie Shone

President of the Jury

Robbie Shone, national geographic photographer and best storyteller 2017

A cave explorer and visual storyteller, Robbie is recognised as one of the most accomplished cave photographers in the world. He is based in the heart of the Alps in the scenic alpine town of Innsbruck, Austria.  Whilst completing a BA in Fine Art and Photography, Sheffield, UK, Robbie pursued his love of the outdoors.  He developed a strong interest in caving, and in particular the challenges that cave photography has to offer.

Over the past fifteen years, Robbie has lit up and captured stunning images of the naturally pitch black world beneath our feet.  His work has featured in national and international publications including magazines National Geographic, National Geographic Science, GEO, Intelligent Life, Stern and View; and books @NatGeo – The Most Popular Instagram Photos, Bear Grylls Great Outdoor Adventures, and Robin Hanbury-Tenison’s The Great Explorers.

The jury taking part in the 2018 edition

Nicholas Hobley

Planet Mountain

Giampaolo Calzà


Marianna Zanatta

Outdoor Manager