The Caves and Karst Art Contest by the European Speleological Federation FSE; winners announced on the 4th June 2022


We thank all the artists who send in an entry for the FSE Art Contest. We received a wide variety of artwork some with surprising quality that pleased us very much.

The overall winner of the contest is Olivier Gradot from France in the category Painting and Sketching for his “Exploration Diary”. His book of 17 pages is a story of caving friendship, compiling an extract of his memories of the explorations he made with his caving fellows. Olivier will receive the main prize, a Scurion head-lamp, kindly provided by the contest sponsor Scurion from Switzerland.

The next artists are the winners from the other 5 categories and will receive an amount of € 100,00 granted by the European Speleological Federation FSE.

  • Ceramics and Sculpture: Petru Merinu from Romania for his work “Metamorphoses

  • Video and Photography: Melvin Lefèvre from France for his work “Subterranean chaos”

  • Music: Tomaž Nedoh from Slovenia for his work “Proteus Csardas”

The winners and the next artists will receive a Certificate of Appreciation:

The members of the Jury are from different European countries and fields of profession and we sincerely thank them for reviewing and judging 88 pieces of artwork!

All winners and artists will be contacted personally by the Head of the Organizing Team.

The results are not open to discussion.