The main stages of the contest

The 1st stage «Receipt of the applications» - from the 8th of February to the 31st of July of 2017;

The 2nd stage is «Selective» - from the 1st of August, 2017 to the 25th of August, 2017;

The 3rd stage is «Final» - September (the date is being clarified at the moment).


Receipt of the applications for the contest

8.02.2017 – 31.07.2017

During the first stage of the Photo contest the authors are being registered and uploading their works to the website. The author has the right to change the photos prior to the deadline for receipt of works. After the deadline for receipt of works access to the photos of the author stops.


The work of the Expert Commission

1.08.2017 – 25.08.2017

At the second stage of the Photo Contest the Expert Commission is checking photos on compliance with the conditions and rules of the competition and selecting works for consideration by the members of the Jury of «The most beautiful country» contest. According to the results of the assessment the Expert Commission selects photos, which pass into the third stage of Photo Contest.

The authors of the photos, having been selected by the Expert Commission, must submit photos in TIFF 8-bit, Adobe RGB (1998) at a full resolution.

In order to establish the authenticity of the photos, the participants are needed to provide files in RAW format or raw uncorrected JPEG files, and original slides or negatives as well.


Meeting of the Jury of the Photo Contest

September (date determined)

The photos, having passed to the third stage of the Photo Contest, are being evaluated by the Jury, which sums up the results of the Photo Contest and determines its winners: one winner in each category.


Voting for the Audience Award

(the date is being determined)

All photos, having passed the third stage of Photo Contest, are taking part in the «People's Choice Award» nomination. The winner of this nomination is being determined by open vote on the Photo Contest`s website.


Notification of the finalists and winners of the nominations

(within 10 days after the final meeting of the Jury)

The winners and the finalists of the Photo Contest will be notified in a strictly confidential form within 10 days after the final meeting of the Jury. The condition for participation in the competition is an obligation not to disclose to third parties information about the winners of the nominations before the solemn awarding of the winners.