Application Period for the Crystal Compass Award Extended

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The deadline for submitting applications for the Crystal Compass National Award has been extended. You can send your project to the competition until February 20, after which the expert council will begin to select the winners. This year they will be determined in ten categories: "Scientific achievement", "Education", "The best socio-informational project for the conservation of natural, historical and cultural heritage", "The best environmental project of industrial enterprises, business", "Travel and expedition" , "The best media coverage", "Publication", "Photography", "Civic Participation", "The best regional project".

Public organizations, geographical societies, scientific and educational institutions, creative unions, enterprises of various fields, as well as independent initiative groups and public figures can compete for the Crystal Compass National Award.

“Despite the coronavirus pandemic that the whole world faced in 2020, we are receiving a lot of applications. We see that many major, large-scale projects were implemented last year. We are waiting for all the initiatives at the organizing committee of the Crystal Compass Award,” reminded Ivan Chaika, chairman of the organizing committee of the Crystal Compass National Award, chairman of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society.

The jury of the award includes reputable scientists, well-known public figures, representatives of business and government agencies. The organizing committee will announce the finalists who will be invited to the 10th, anniversary, award ceremony. The authors of the best initiatives will receive statuettes made of crystal and finest silver.

More detailed information can be found on the official website of the award, as well as at the organizing committee of the competition (+7-800-700-1845, +7-861-213-10-61,

The Crystal Compass Award has long gained international fame and prestige. 2733 applications from 40 countries of the world and all 85 regions of Russia were nominated for the award. In the special category "Public Recognition", where the winner is determined by Internet voting, more than two million people expressed their preferences. Among the winners of the award and the owners of the famous crystal statuette are the National Geographic Society, the Swiss Polar Institute, Frederik Paulsen, the Institute of Glaciology and Ecogeography of Lanzhou University, “KAMAZ” PTC, Fedor Konyukhov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and many others. The award is supported by the Russian Geographical Society and “Gazprom” PJSC.

The winners of the eighth and ninth Crystal Compass International Awards were awarded on May 27, 2021 at the Moscow International House of Music. The ceremony became a bright event in the cultural and scientific life of the country. It brought together outstanding scientists, famous artists, public figures, authors, travelers, researchers, people who are not indifferent to the future of the planet. The meeting was held under the motto "Time of the first". The ceremony was held by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of “Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar”, the Krasnaya Polyana Resort, and the Moscow Department of Culture. Style partner was the company “Indever”.