Deadline: March 31, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: the award in each category carries a cash prize of 250,000 rubles, valuable prizes
“Most Beautiful Country”, the photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society, is dedicated to preserving the wild nature of Russia and promoting an attitude of care towards the environment through the art of photography.
- SMALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF RUSSIA
Photographs reveal the identity of the peoples of Russia who have been able to preserve their distinctive identities, cultures, household traditions, handicrafts and centuries-old ties of generations with nature in the age of information and modern technologies.
- RUSSIA IN PERSONS
Ethnographic portrait of the peoples of Russia; large-scale portraits of people are also accepted.
Pictures showing the greatness and diversity of the Russia’s nature.
- WILD ANIMALS
Pictures of wild animals caught in unique moments of their life in their natural habitat.
Pictures of wild birds, their beauty, interaction with each other and the environment
- UNDERWATER WORLD
Photos taken from underwater and showing the underwater world – its flora, fauna and landscapes, as well as unique underwater objects, shipwrecks, etc.
- RUSSIA IN THE BIRD’S-EYE VIEW
Pictures allowing admiring views from high in the sky: landscapes, animals, settlements, etc. The works submitted should not distort the real picture of what is happening.
Photographs depicting the underworld and its inhabitants.
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
The aim of this category is to draw attention to the objects of material and spiritual culture of our country created by past generations and of value to contemporaries.
- THOSE FUNNY ANIMALS
Pictures of funny and unusual moments from the life of wild animals.
- WORLD IN OUR HANDS
Photos showing positive examples of interaction between humans and nature: people helping wild animals, saving forests from drought and fire, combating poaching, etc.
Pictures that show the elegance and complexity of the world that can hardly be visible to the naked eye.
Most Beautiful Country Photo Contest 2018 Winners