By request of the participants in the Best Guide of Russia contest, the Russian Geographical Society has opened submissions to the contest on the website of лучшийгид.рф. Moreover, contest videos are accepted in the official group of the Society in VKontakte. Upload your video stories to a file-sharing site and publish a link to it in the group.
All guides with different experiences from professional to amateur can take part in the contest. All that you need is to make a two-minute video in Russian, containing a bright story about a wonderful attraction in your region (cultural attraction, special museum, natural sight of interest).
Winners will be chosen in 5 categories:
Professional Guide. Museum
Professional Guide. City
Professional Guide. Route-maker
Guide-amateur. Under 18
Winners will get a unique chance to become characters of films on "My Planet” TV Channel and their author's excursions will be watched by the whole country! Best guides in main categories will get cash prizes of 100,000 rubles. A winner in the category for young people under 18 will get a professional camera.
Entries are accepted till July 31, 2018.
This year the jury will consist of: Alexander Osipov, President of the Association of Guides, Interpreters and Tour managers; Viktor Kruzhalin, vice-chairman of the Russian Geographical Society Commission on the development of tourism; Valdis Pelsh, a TV person and author of documentary films; John Warren, a TV showman; Nikolay Tabashnikov, the chief editor of "My Planet" TV channel; Anastasia Chernobrovina, the Advisor to the President of the Russian Geographical Society on Information Policy; Tatiana Bukharina, a TV presenter and Chairman of the Association of Guides in Crimea; Ekaterina Leshchanova, the President of the Nizhny Novgorod Association of Tour Guides; Zetta Ermakova, the head of the Public Association of Guides and Tour Guides of Sochi; and other experts.
The contest is organized together with «My Planet» TV Channel, with support of Vkontakte.