There has started the receipt of applications for the national award "Crystal Compass". This award is designed to find and show the best Russian achievements and practical projects aimed at preserving the natural and historical and cultural heritage of our country.
At different times, the owners of the Crystal Compass became: the legendary traveler Fedor Konyukhov, a team of Russian researchers studying Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the specialists of the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, who conducted works on the preservation of Palmyra, and many others.
"The Crystal Compass" - is an international award. I am proud that so many people all over the world create amazing and necessary projects for our country, - the Chairman of the Award Expert Council, Honorary President of the Russian Geographical Society, Academician Vladimir Kotlyakov says. - We have high expectations connected with the forthcoming bid campaign, already now we know about many implemented initiatives, which deserve the highest ratings. I hope that we will see them among the applicants for the award".
The application campaign will end the 10th of February, 2018, after which the members of the expert council will start reviewing the projects. They will choose the winners in 10 nominations, and the leader of the nomination "Recognition of the public" will determine the Internet voting. The winners will be named at the solemn ceremony, which will be held in May 2017 in the Krasnodar Territory.
The nominations of the Award – 2018 are the following: Scientific achievement; Education; The best social and information project on the preservation of natural and historical and cultural heritage; The best ecological project of industrial enterprises, business; Travel and expedition; The best coverage in the media; Edition; Photo work; Civil position; The best regional project; Recognition of the public.
You can apply for participation on the website rus-compass.ru.
The organizers of the award are the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the corporate association Gazprom on the Kuban.