Competition for the Best Slogan for the Geographical Dictation Is Completed

Фото: пресс-служба РГО
Фото: пресс-служба РГО

The Russian Geographical Society has summed up the results of the International Competition "Come up with a Slogan for the Geographical Dictation – 2021". After reviewing all the works of the participants and taking into account their overall high level, the jury decided not to award the first prize.

Nevertheless, the competition committee considers it necessary to appreciate the authors of the most vivid and memorable slogans. These are Victoria Belyaeva, Dmitry Kosyakin, Danila Korneev, Sofya Krotova and Lydia Grigorieva. They will receive the commemorative gifts from the Russian Geographical Society.

The competition was attended by 295 people from Russia, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland and the USA. They sent about 850 slogans to the commission. The authors' imagination knew no bounds. In their slogans, the contestants played on the words "geography" and "knowledge", "globe" and "compass", "parallels" and "meridians". Among other popular concepts were: country and planet, travel and nature, time and space.

The Geographical Dictation of the Russian Geographical Society is an international educational campaign that has been held since 2015 on the initiative of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society Vladimir Putin. This fall, the Dictation is being held for the seventh time. The participants will traditionally be offered several versions, each of which will consist of 40 closed-ended questions with a choice of answers. The Dictation tasks will be divided into two parts according to the degree of difficulty. The first part will include 10 questions based on well-known facts, and the second – 30 more complex questions that require logic and ingenuity.