Most Beautiful Country

October 1, submissions to the V Most Beautiful Country photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society opened. 

The “Most Beautiful Country” is an annual event, a large-scale media project of the Russian Geographical Society aimed at preserving the nature of Russia and promoting an attitude of care towards the environment. It was first held in 2015. About 400 thousand pictures have been uploaded to the website of the contest for 4 years. 

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Photo by: Andrey Grachev
Photo by: Andrey Grachev

Every year, photographers participating in the contest go on expeditions to capture the beauty of Russia, its historical and cultural heritage, the richness and diversity of wildlife. There are neither age nor location limits to enter the contest. The main condition is that photos submitted to the contest should have been taken in the territory of Russia. Works of photo contest participants are regularly exhibited in Russia and other countries. 

Winners of the V photo contest will be chosen in 12 categories. "Landscape", "Architecture", "Birds", "Those funny animals", "Underwater world", "Multifaceted Russia", "From dusk to dawn" and others. Each category allows photographers to express themselves and show the multifaceted beauty of this country.  New for this year will be a category "Shot with a smartphone".

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Photo by: Alexander Zus
Photo by: Alexander Zus

Children aged 5 to 16 will be able to enter the photo contest. For them a special competition “Most Beautiful Country through the Eyes of Children will be launched." Works of young photographers will be accepted in five categories: "Landscape", "World of people", "World of animals", "World of birds" and "Macroworld".

Works will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

Famous public figures, art critics and photographers will select the best works. First, photos will be selected by independent experts, including well-known photographers and heads of the largest photo agencies of the country. Konstantin Leifer, the head of the TASS photo information editorial office will be the chairman of the jury. 

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Photo by: Vladimir Vyatkin
Photo by: Vladimir Vyatkin

Rules and Regulations of the Contest

Join the team of photographers of the Russian Geographical Society! Let’s discover Russia together.