The record number of applications have been received for the award in the field of geography and ecology.
The organizing committee of the national award «The crystal compass» has summarized the results of bidding campaign of the year of 2016. The applicants have set a new record, having sent more than 300 projects to the organizing committee.
The achievements of the participants from Russia, The USA, China, Belorussia, Ukraine, Serbia and Mongolia arenominated for the award this year.
The leader in the number of announced works from the regions of Russia for the first time has become the Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Region (27 projects), then follow Krasnodar region (24 projects) and Moscow (23 projects). In the awards there have made their debut the participants of the Trans-Baikal Territory, the Republic of Kalmykia, Bryansk and the Magadan Region, and in general there have been received the projects from 65 regions and 115 inhabited localities of Russia.
The greatest number of applications for the award have been nominated in the category «The best socio-information project on the preservation of the natural, historical and cultural heritage» (66 applications), «Enlightenment» (56 applications) and «Edition» (47 applications).
Now the members of the expert council are about to determine the best works and reveal the winners. The organizing committee will traditionally announce the list of the finalists in the beginning. Next owners of the silver-and-crystal figurine will be named at the Award ceremony which will be held in May of 2016.
The winner in the nomination «The Public Recognition» will be determined by the voting on the website. Date for voting will be announced additionally.
National award «The Chrystal compass» - is the first award in the sphere of national geography, ecology, preservation and promotion of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of Russia. It is called up to find and support the best modern achievements and practical projects, aimed at the future of our country maintaining, national treasure.
The laureates for Nobel Prize and State Prize of the USSR and Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences academicians and renowned experts enter the expert council of the award.
The national award «The Crystal compass» was established in 2012. Since then there have been received 815 projects from 80 regions of Russia and from 18 countries of the world for the award. About 500 thousand users took part in special nomination «The Public Recognition», where the winner is being chosen by the internet-voting.
The award is being held annually under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society and PJSC «Gazprom». The organizers of the award are the following: Krasnodar branch of the Russian Geographical Society and corporate association «Gazprom Kuban».