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Sport   Apr 11, 2021 11:08
All entries in for the 7th Photo Competition of the Russian Geographical Society, The Most Beautiful Country. Between 14 December 2020 and 5 April 2021, all photographers, whether professional or amateur, were able to upload their best photos to the project's website. A total of 65,661 entries were received. The highest competition was in the categories Landscape and Taken with a Smartphone (21,295 and 15,579 entries respectively). The third most popular one was The Magic of Water: photographers sent in 4735 snapshots of the watery element. And 4728 photos were entered in the Wild Animals category. Apart from that, entries were solicited in categories such as Amusing Pets, A Bird's-Eye View of Russia, Wildlife Art (art photo), The Many Faces of Russia, Photo Project and Live Archive. This year is the first time that the competition accepts videos along with photographs. A total of 1418 videos have been received, which tell the stories behind unique shots. The maker of the best video will receive a special award, Making-of. The Most Beautiful Country will also include a presentation of special awards from the competition's sponsors. The Timchenko Foundation has set up an award called The Aged Faces of Russia and will select the best shot taken in Russian provinces. VTB Bank will confer on the author of the best photo taken in designated conservation areas a special award called Russia Wildlife Sanctuary. As before, the photo competition includes a strand for young photographers up to 16 years old – The Most Beautiful Country Through the Eyes of Children. This year, it has seen 7225 pics entered. They are competing in four categories: Landscape, Animal Kingdom, Human World, and Macrocosm. And the fiercest battle is expected in the category Landscape (4121 snapshots received). For the seventh year now, the photos of Russia sent in to the RGS Photo Competition please, surprise, give food for thought, and delight. One-of-a-kind photos from across this country offer the viewer a virtual journey of thousand kilometres — to the Ai-Petri mountain, Lake Zyuratkul, Lipetsk and Magadan Oblasts, Primorye or the Republic of Dagestan. The photo entries will be judged by 17 members of the
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