The organizers of the V photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country” summed up the intermediate results: more than 10 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site. The most popular category is "Landscape".
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 attitide to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. During four years of existence of the contest, about 400 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project: photo.rgo.ru. The main condition is that the photo should be made in Russia.
Acceptance of works for the V photo contest began on October 1, 2018. It has 12 categories: "Landscape", "From Sunset Till Dawn", "Mammals", "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 author of the best photo will receive a prize - 250 thousand rubles.
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".
The main prize in each of the nominations of the contest “The Most Beautiful Country Through Children's Eyes” is a professional camera.
The RGS always strives to tell about the nature, history and culture of Russia. The Russian Geographical Society reminds: acceptance of works will last until 31 March 2019. The results of the competition will be announced at the end of May.
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 the head of the TASS photo information editors office Konstantin Leifer.