The Winners of the IV Photo Contest "The Most Beautiful Country" were Awarded in the Kremlin

The Russian Geographical Society announced the winners of the 4th photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country” on December 7. The prizes were granted during the ceremony. We are glad to present the works of the winners.

Nomination: "Russia from a birds eye view"

Vadim Balakin, photo: "Lady in Dress", Volchikhinskoe reservoir, Sverdlovsk Region

Nomination: "The world is in our hands"

Vitaly Berkov, photo: "Childhood", Karasinoe Lake, Artyom city, Primorye Territory

Nomination: "Cultural Heritage"

Vladimir Orlov, photo: "Easter", Svyato-Vvedensky Tolga Nunnery, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Region

Nomination: "Makroworld"

Valery Zverev, photo: "But the ice ax forgot...", Solnechnogorsk district, Moscow Region

Nomination: "These funny animals"

Andrei Gilyov, photo: "Four-eyed owl", State Natural Biosphere Reserve "Rostov", Rostov Region

Nomination: "Landscape"

Alexander Rybin, photo: "Evening on Ladoga", Osinovets Cape, Ladoga Lake, Leningrad Region

Nomination: "Wild Animals"

Mikhail Nitishinsky, photo: "Reflection", National Park "Russian Arctic", Franz Josef Land Archipelago, Arkhangelsk Region

Nomination: "Birds"

Oleg Znobishchev, photo: "Let's fly", Astrakhan Region

Nomination: "Underwater World"

Andrey Shpatak, photo: "Underwater jellyfish flower", Rudnaya Bay, Primorsky Territory

Nomination: "Indigenous and small numbered peoples of Russia"

Vladimir Kushnaryov, photo: "Hunter", Vosyakhovo, Shuryshkarsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area

Nomination: "Russia in faces"

Victor Silnov, photo: "View of the winner", the city of Penza, Penza Region

Nomination: "Caves"

Andrei Gorbunov, photo: "Ordinskaya Cave", Ordinskaya cave, Orda village, Ordinsky district, Perm Region

Special prize: "The Best Young Photographer"

Aglaya Tsidulko, photo: "Reineke Island", Reineke Island, Primorye Territory

The main prize in each nomination is 250,000 rubles.

The prizes were awarded to the winners by the President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergey Shoigu, art historian, general director of the Tretyakov Gallery Zelfira Tregulova, pilot-cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, photographer, jury member of the “Most Beautiful Country” Ivan Kurinnoy and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics Svetlana Khorkina.

IV photo contest "The most beautiful country" was held from December 19, 2017 to April 3, 2018. During this time, more than 45 thousand pictures were submitted to the portal

The Russian Geographical Society has been holding a photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country” since 2015. This is a large-scale media project in which both professionals and amateurs can participate. In four years, it became nationwide: about 400 thousand images were uploaded to the official portal.

There are no limits by age and place of residence of participants in the rules of creative competition. The main condition of the competition is that all photos must be taken on the territory of Russia.

On October 1, 2018 started the reception of works for the fifth anniversary photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country." It has 12 nominations. Within the framework of the new competition, a separate creative contest "The Most Beautiful Country Through the Eyes of Children” is held. Young photographers aged from 5 to 16 years included can become its participants. They compete in five nominations.