Awards and Prizes

Adult Participants

In compliance with the judges’ decision, the best image photographer out of four adult categories (born before May, 31 1993) will be granted the prestigious title "Landscape Photographer of the Year" and 300 000 roubles.

The authors of the best photograph in each category will receive the prize of 50 000 roubles.

The authors of the images judged to be the second in each category will get 25 000 roubles.

As a special prize from our Partner, National Geographic Traveler, the winner — adult participant, who is chosen by its special committee will see his/her work published in the National Geographic Traveler.

Young Participants

The young author of the best photograph in four categories will obtain the title "Young Landscape Photographer of the Year" and 25 000 roubles. The winner, as well as the best image photographers in each category, will also be awarded a special photo safari along the Golden Ring of Russia guided by Dmitry Rudakov.

Every young photographer may be accompanied to the photo safari by one parent/guardian. Parents/guardians travel expenses to the gathering place for photo safari and their participation in the photo safari are not covered. The young participants, who registered and uploaded images on their own and those who submitted their works with the help of their Photo School, will be granted the prizes on equal terms.

Children’s Photo Schools

The best Children’s photo school will be awarded 25 000 roubles and the prize from the competition partner — Russian Photo magazine. The students’ images will be published in one of the magazine’s editions. The prize winner will be announced by Dmitry Rudakov.

Adult and young contest winners, as well as the best Photo School participating in the contest, will be awarded with a subscription to the "Russian Photo" magazine.

General Information

Russian Landscape, as well as its sponsors, reserves the right to substitute the prizes with those of comparable value, if required by unforeseen circumstances. The information on any changes will be available on the competition website. Prizes are not transferable and no cash equivalent can be paid.

Book and Exhibition

All award-winning photographs, together with a hundred other shortlisted images will be published in the "Landscape Photographer of the Year" photo album.

A copy of the book will be presented to all winners, special prize owners and the authors of highly commended images at the prize presentation ceremony that will be held on September 1, 2011 in Moscow.

The best 50 images will be displayed at the outdoor exhibition in the centre of Moscow from September, 1 till October, 15. Some works selected by our Partner, National Geographic Russia will be displayed in 3D. After the exposition in Moscow, the exhibition will go on the tour along Russia.