March 15, an exhibition of the public photo contest dedicated to fauna and nature of the Leningrad region was inaugurated at the Russian Geographical Society HQ in St. Petersburg. Award ceremony of winners of the contest also took place.
The photo contest was announced by Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko to mark the Year of Ecology and the Year of Specially Protected Natural Territories that were celebrated in Russia in 2017. Anyone could have entered the contest – professional photographers and amateurs, young ones and experienced.
The contest was aimed at drawing attention of people, especially young people, to the problem of preserving natural diversity of the Leningrad Region, respect for nature and at encouraging and promoting skills of amateur and professional photographers, involved in natural photography.
About 1000 entries and more than 2000 photos were submitted to the contest. The youngest participant was 4 years old. Dwellers of the Podporozhsk, Vsevolozhsk and Kingiseppsk districts of the Leningrad region showed the highest level of activity.
The winners in all five categories received attractive prizes and commemorative diplomas from the organizers. 50 works of nominees and winners of the contest are exhibited in the Small Hall of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg.
The exhibition runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday from March 15 to April 10, 2018. Entrance is free. For more information call: +7(812) 315-85
Winners of the public photo contest dedicated to fauna and nature of the Leningrad region in the following categories:
1. ANIMAL LIFE OF THE LENINGRAD REGION
1 prize: Shishenkov Valery, "Tribune"
2 prize: Tatyana Belyaeva, “Waxwing birds have come back”
3 prize: Leonid Cheglakov, “A victim for lunch”
2. BEAUTY AROUND US
1 prize: Semenov Arseny, “The two”
2 prize: Ovchinnikov Yury, "A threshold that won’t surrender".».
3 prize: Chepilko Stepan, «The leprechaun’s nest”
3. ENDANGERED WORLD
1 prize: Eliseev Dmity, “A very big fish fell down…».
2 prize: Zametnya Vyacheslav, «A hawkeye owl».
3 prize: Yenushevsky Georgy, "Courtship of ruff birds".
4. ANIMAL LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN
1 prize: Melnikov Mikhail, 13 years old, "Where is the cheese?"
2 prize: Dmitriev Alexey, 12 years old, «A squirrel pup»
3 prize: Pavlov Maxim, 11 лет, 11 years old, "In an icy shirt"
5. PEOPLE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
1 prize: Onischenko Natalia, "The Gulf of Finland".
2 prize: Stepanov Alexey ,"Acquaintance ".
3 prize: Zuev Alexander, "A mirror".