The Deadline For The Accepting of Photos at the V RGS Photo Contest "The Most Beautiful Country" Has Been Extended Till April 14

Photo: Andrey Gilyov, the winner of the 4th RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country"
Photo: Andrey Gilyov, the winner of the 4th RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country"

Due to numerous requests from the project participants, the deadline for the accepting of works for the contest of the Russian Geographical Society "The Most Beautiful Country" is extended until April 14 (inclusive). You are very welcome to tell us, residents of our country and the whole world about your photo tour in Russia!

The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project, in which tens of thousands photographers participate annually. The competition is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife of Russia and the promotion of careful attitude to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. About 400 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project: photo.rgo.ru during four years of existence of the contest. The main condition is that the photo should be taken in Russia.

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"Domes". Photo: Vitaly Novikov
"Domes". Photo: Vitaly Novikov

Acceptance of works for the V photo contest began on October 1, 2018. It has 12 categories:"Landscape", "From Sunset Till Dawn", "Wild Animals", "Birds", "Macroworld", "Underwater World", "Those Funny Animals", "Art of Wildlife", "Russia From a Birds Eye View", "Many-Sided Russia". And there is a new category - "Architecture" and "Taken on a Smartphone". The new part of the contest appeared in 2019 - "The Most Beautiful Country Through the Eyes of Children". Young photographers aged from 5 to 16 years old can participate in it. Nominations: "Landscape", "World of Animals", "World of Birds", "World of People" and "Makroworld".

25 000 photos have been uploaded the the site of the project.

Public figures, art historians, photographers will evaluate the photos. The primary selection of photographs will be carried out by independent experts, including well-known photographers and heads of the country's largest photo services. The chairman of the jury of the competition will be Konstantin Leifer.

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"Building". Photo: Dmitry Tkachuk
"Building". Photo: Dmitry Tkachuk

There are money prizes for the winners of the adult contest "The Most Beautiful Countrty" and professional cameras for the winners of the children competition. The best works will be shown at exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

Join the team of photographers of the Russian Geographical Society! Let's discover Russia anew with us!