The Russian Geographical Society announces the names of the winners of the All-Russian Geographitti Competition.
Call for applications for the competition ended on October 31. Photos of finished works dedicated to natural, historical and cultural heritage of Russia and its geographical unique features were sent by 42 graffiti artists from 25 regions of the country. In total, 76 graphic illustrations applied to objects of urban infrastructure were sent to the email address graffitirgo.ru. Among them are images of animals, birds, landscapes, people, maps of the country. A significant part of the projects is devoted to ecology, animal conservation and the preservation of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of Russia.
The winner of the Geograffiti Competition is Andrey Pavlov from Gatchina. He will receive the prize money of 50 thousand rubles for the series of works on geographical topics. The special prize from the Center "Amur Tiger" will receive two participants at once. The prize in the amount of 15 thousand rubles was awarded to a work of Damir Bozik from Kazan and to a series of street art images made in different cities of Russia by Andrey Olkhovsky from Nizhnevartovsk.
Let us recall that the Society places thematic drawings in the cities of our country since 2016. Thus, the image of a polar owl from Wrangel Island based upon the photography by Sergei Gorshkov appeared on the corner of Arbat and Serebryany Lane in Moscow. And the wall of the house on Slavyanskaya Square, 4/2, is decorated with a large portrait of the great Russian traveler Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay. Also, "The Little Varg" graffiti appeared on the wall at the entrance to the Tretyakovskaya metro station with the support of the Moscow Metro in March 2017. This is the image of the boy and his faithful friend - the tame peregrin falcon. The photography was taken on the Taz Peninsula by photographer Alexander Romanov. In the autumn of 2017, the wall drawings dedicated to the famous traveler Gombozhab Tsybikov appeared in Chita and in Ulan-Ude, and in Smolensk appeared the graffiti depicting a snow leopard.
The Graffiti Competition was also held within the framework of the III Festival of the RGS. The best artist among those who created their work on a geographical festival was Maxim Kosatkin and his drawing called "The Soul of Russia". It is planned that the image will become the art object in one of the Russian cities.