Online voting for the best project in the Public Recognition category has started on the Crystal Compass award's website. You can vote for your favorite work until May 31. Users can select any number of projects, but only once a day. Applications that have passed the qualification process can get the award.
This year more than 240 projects and achievements from 15 countries, including Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, and others, have been nominated for the so-called geographical Oscar. The Russian participants include representatives of 59 regions.
The Penza Oblast presents the "Return to the Native Shores" project, which is dedicated to perpetuating the merits of Lavrentiy Zagoskin, a famous Russian traveler, a native of the Penza province.
Penza regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society representatives ask their countrymen to give their vote for the project by following the link: http://rus-compass.ru/projects/6884/
The Crystal Compass national award has been awarded since 2012. It is a prestigious international award in the field of geography, ecology, conservation and promotion of natural, historical, and cultural heritage. It is designed to find and show the best modern achievements and practical projects aimed at preserving the natural and historical and cultural heritage, to show the guidelines for the state and society development. At various times, the Crystal Compass went to Fedor Konyukhov and Frederik Paulsen, the National Geographic Society and the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Northern fleet and divisions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.