The Crystal Compass Award

Crystal Compass is made of silver and crystal. Photo by Tanyana Nefedova
Crystal Compass is made of silver and crystal. Photo by Tanyana Nefedova

The closing date for the applications for the Crystal Compass National Award is February 10. There are only two days left.

In the final days before the closing date the applicants usually show the maximum activity. About 150 applications are sent to the organizers’ email daily. The organizing committee does its best to answer all the questions as soon as possible. 


The Crystal Compass National Award, an award in geography and ecology, has been given since 2012. It is aimed at finding and promoting the best achievements and projects focused on the conservation of nature and historical and cultural heritage of the country.

The largest number of applications was received from Moscow, the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Tatarstan. The most popular categories were “Education” and “Best media coverage”. 

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After the deadline for receipt of applications the expert council will review the projects and announce three top winners in each category in April. They will be invited to the awards ceremony where the final winners will be named.  

Among the jury members there are representatives of the Russian Geographical Society: Honorary President of the Russian Geographical Society, Academician Vladimir Kotlyakov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Alexander Chibilev, first Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Artur Chilingarov, member of the Media Council of the Russian Geographical Society TV presenter Nikolay Drozdov, Information Policy Advisor to the President of the Russian Geographical Society journalist Anastasia Chernobrovina and other famous scientists and cultural figures.