The National Award "Crystal Compass" is Accepting Applications

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On October 1, the Crystal Compass National Award began accepting applications. Anyone can submit their projects: scientific and educational institutions, creative unions, domestic and foreign public organizations, enterprises of various fields, as well as independent initiative groups, public figures and individuals. Applications are accepted until February 10.

The winners will be traditionally determined in 11 categories: scientific achievement; expedition and travel; education; publication; the best socio-informational project for the preservation of natural, historical and cultural heritage; photography; the best regional project; and others. When the application campaign is over, all submitted projects will be evaluated by the members of the award’s expert council during qualification process. The jury consists of reputable scientists, well-known statesmen and public figures, business and media representatives.

You can apply for the Crystal Compass National Award on the official website of the event.

"This competition will be special for us. This is the first anniversary of the Crystal Compass. In ten years of the award’s existence, we have all gone a long way from an idea to the world-recognized ‘geographical Oscar’, which annually brings together unique projects and their authors from different countries, showing the most necessary, relevant, long-awaited solutions to the pressing problems of mankind. The Crystal Compass is our common dream of living on a clean planet, caring for our common home and the fate of all mankind. And today I am especially proud to invite the authors of new projects to participate in the anniversary application campaign," said the chairman of the expert council of the Crystal Compass National Award, Honorary President of the Russian Geographical Society Vladimir Kotlyakov.

The Crystal Compass has been awarded since 2012. During this time, 2733 unique projects from 40 countries of the world and all 85 regions of Russia were nominated for the award. In the special category "Public Recognition", where the winner is determined by online voting, more than two million people expressed their preferences. Among the winners of the award and the owners of the famous crystal statuette are Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Geographic Society, the Swiss Polar Institute, Frederic Paulsen, the Institute of Glaciology and Ecogeography of Lanzhou University, “KamAZ” PJSC, Fedor Konyukhov, and others.

The winners of the eighth and ninth Crystal Compass Awards were awarded on May 27 at the Moscow International House of Music. The ceremony has become a truly grandiose event in the cultural and scientific life of the country. It brought together outstanding scientists, famous artists, public figures, authors, travelers, researchers who are not indifferent to the future of the planet. The meeting was held under the motto "Time of the First". The ceremony was held by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of “Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar” PLC, “Krasnaya Polyana” resort, and the Moscow Department of Culture. The style partner was Indever.