Opening: July 23, 2019
Deadline: September 8, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: valuable prizes
Photo Contest Organizer – Federal Agency for the Affairs of Nationalities (FADH of Russia).
Russian Civilization International Photo Contest shall be held with the aim of harmonizing multinational relations and ethnocultural development of Russian peoples by attracting nationals’ attention to the sources and traditions of the Russian culture.
Both professional photographers and amateurs aged 18 and above, of any sex, place of residence and occupation can send their works for the contest.
- Unique Nature
Landscape photographs demonstrating unique views, beauty of Russian nature, untravelled places, and wild Russian nature (woods, rivers, lakes, mountains, meadows, etc.). Photographs can also depict animals and birds.
- Faces and Generations
Portrait photographs (single, couples, groups of people), conveying national color (in outward appearance) and revealing Russian character, originality and mystique of the human soul.
- Traditions of the Large Country
Works of this category (reportage photographs) reveal multinationality and originality of the peoples of Russia who have not lost their heritage in the age of information and advanced technologies: traditions, customs and centuries-old bond between generations (national holidays, weddings, old rites).
- Architecture and Sculpture
Photographs demonstrating unique character of both monuments of art carrying plenty of national traditions and telling of the origin of Russian art of building and of modern architectural structures reconstructing elements of ancient Russian culture and reflecting national spirit (unique buildings, sculpture, wall painting, carved palisade, etc.).
- Arts and Craft
Photographic works reflecting manufacturing items of the arts and crafts and the very items (objects) of craftsmen reflecting national spirit and images of this or that nationality, aesthetic ideals, beliefs, peculiarities of morals and manners which have still remained unchanged and are passed from one generation to another (the Dymkovo pottery toy, the Gzhel ceramics, the Vologda lace, the Gorodets wood painting, the Palekh miniature lacquer painting, the Khokhloma painting, the Zhostovo trays, etc.).
Russian Civilization Photo Contest 2018 Winners
Architecture and Sculpture Nomination
Traditions of the Large Country Nomination
Faces and Generations Nomination
Arts and Craft Nomination
Unique Nature Nomination
People’s Choice Award