Exactly one month remains before the deadline for accepting the applications for the "geographical Oscar" the Crystal Compass National Award. You can become a participant in the 10th, anniversary, application campaign and submit a project until February 10. After that, the expert council will begin to select winners in ten categories: "Scientific achievement", "Education", "The best socio-informational project for the preservation 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 ".
Anyone can submit their projects to the competition: domestic and foreign public organizations, scientific and educational institutions, creative unions, enterprises in various fields, as well as independent initiative groups, public figures and individuals.
After the application campaign is over, all submitted projects will be considered by the members of the expert council of the award during the qualification selection. The jury consists of reputable scientists, well-known public figures, representatives of business and government agencies. Then the organizing committee will announce the finalists who will receive an invitation to the 10th, anniversary, ceremony of the "geographical Oscar". The authors of the best initiatives will receive a statuette made of crystal and finest silver. You can apply for the Crystal Compass National Award on the official website of the award.
The Crystal Compass has been awarded since 2012. During this time, 2733 unique projects 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, Frederic Paulsen, the Institute of Glaciology and Ecogeography of Lanzhou University, “KamAZ” PJSC, Fedor Konyukhov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and others.
The winners of the eighth and ninth Crystal Compass International Awards were awarded on May 27 at the Moscow International House of Music. The ceremony was a truly grandiose event in the cultural and scientific life of the country. It brought together outstanding scientists, famous artists, public figures, authors, travelers, researchers 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. The style partner was the company “Indever”.