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KOD 2018 Moena Contest Rules – Arc’teryx King of Dolomites




The 2018 King of Dolomites edition calls for 2 different moments: an Online Qualifying Stage, destined only to the OPEN category, and the Grand Finale in San Martino di Castrozza, where the two categories OPEN and PRO will both compete.

During the Moena event on 10 February 2018, the photographer who during the Online Qualifying Stage shot the best freeride picture in the surroundings of Moena and posted it with the hashtags #KOD2018 and #KOD2018QS as well as the local tag #KODMOENA will be awarded. For the purpose of the contest, only pictures received within 9 February 2018 will be considered and judged.

If you’re looking for the Contest Rules of San Martino di Castrozza, click here.

1] Subject of the “King of Moena” Contest

King of Dolomites – Moena is a photographic contest focused on the Freeride Skiing, whether practiced on Skiis, Telemark skiis or Snowboards.  The main goal of the contest is to shoot the best freeride picture in the mountains around Moena, within a well-defined area reported on this map. The shots will be evaluated and judged according to the criteria determined in the current guidelines.

2] Contest Categorie

The contest is open to all the freeride and photography amateurs who can sign up the contest for free in the unique OPEN category. Only the photographer will compete at this level of the contest in the OPEN category to win the crown of King of Moena, and the prizes by the sponsor Manfrotto.

The pictures must be taken from 1st January and must be consigned within midnight of 9th February 2018 according to the current guidelines.

3] Contest attendance and registration

The participation to the contest is free and open to everyone. The contest enrollment will automatically occur after the submission of the ZIP file containing the selected pictures to the organizing committee. All the competitors must respect the rules and the ordinance exhibited inside and outside the Ski Area and the municipality.

4] Contest main topic and evaluation criteria of the consigned photographic material

The 2018 edition of King of Dolomites – Moena provides for a unique topic: shoot the best Freeride picture in the mountains surrounding Moena. For the contest only the best picture will be awarded as follows:


Evaluation criteria of the pictures:

  • DOLOMITIC LANDSCAPE in other words, the scenic beauty and the capacity to enhance the panorama/context of the location. Each shot must contain an element which clearly identifies the place where the picture has been taken, within the designed dolomitic area. Weight of the criterion: 40%.
  • EMOTION AND ACTION intended as technical quality of the athletic movement, interpretation and story-telling of the action. Weight of the criterion: 30%.
  • STYLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUE intended as photography quality in terms of composition, light and originality of the image. Weight of the criterion: 30%.

In every shot, at least one rider in action must always be represented.

5] Consignment of the pictures and technical requirements

Every participant must consign 3 pictures at the latest on midnight of Friday 9 February 2018.

The pictures must be posted on Instagram using the hashtags of the Contest, #KOD2018, #KOD2018QS and #KODMOENA, and then sent in high-resolution via Wetransfer through the specific button on the website starting from 1 January 2017. We highly recommend to follow meticulously the instructions on the website to ensure the success of the upload operation; please specify the name of the photographer and the captured rider. As an alternative, it is possible to upload the pictures directly on the PC of the organizing committee at the office Moena Perle Alpine in the center town of Moena, or using a data storage device (USB drive, Memory Card).

6] Composition of the Jury

The jury is constituted by 3 people chosen between freeriders, journalists and photographers in the field of winter sports and the disciplines linked to the world of freeriding. The jury will consider and judge only the consigned pictures, and will declare the winner of the Qualifying Stage. The names of the members of the jury are listed on a specific page of the official website of the contest.

7] Award ceremony and distribution of the prize

The award ceremony will take place in Moena, at Piazza Sotegrava on 5.30 p.m. of Saturday 10 February 2018. The prize, consists in a Nitrotech N8 kit, a  double tube 546B tripod with Manfrotto spreader and a Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-36 Backpack.

The presence at the award ceremony is mandatory. In case of absence of the winner, he/she will be automatically excluded from the classification of the contest and the prize will be awarded to the successive participant on classification.

8] Use of the images

The consigned photographs may be used, previously adding the photo credits, by the organizing committee, the local office for tourism promotion and the sponsors.

Every picture will be published on the official website and on the social networks of the event, and may be used to promote the future editions of the event, the location and the products of the partners which sponsored the event.

9] Responsibility

The organizing committee refuses any responsibility for damages to people and things before, during and after the event. The observance and the respect of possible municipal ordinances about off-track skiing during the days of the event is referred to the single participants to the contest.