Held for the seventh time, this year’s award is dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. In addition to the traditional categories such as best TV, radio, printed, and online projects, the organizers have introduced a special award for achievements in science popularization (for holders of PhDs under 35 years who are actively involved in scientific and educational activities), as well as nominations for best projects in sustaining historical truth and highlighting the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. Another innovation is a separate category “Best online scientific project” for media products: thematic online projects, landing pages, popular science and social media projects, including podcasts and blogs.
- best science radio show;
- best science TV show;
- best science periodical;
- best science digital media;
- best scientific and educational project of the year;
- special award for achievements in science and technology popularization (scientists, journalists, lecturers, and public figures);
- special award for achievements in science and technology popularization (young scientists);
- best online science project;
- special category: the strategy of Russian scientific and technological development;
- special category: best project in sustaining historical truth;
- special category: best project highlighting the Year of Science and Technology in Russia;
The state corporations, namely Rosatom, Roscosmos, and the National Priorities Project, also prepared special prizes for the participants. The representatives of Rosatom and Roscosmos will evaluate projects on promoting nuclear and space industries, respectively, and National Priorities are interested in the coverage of the Science and Universities national project.
The expert board will include the representatives of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, developers and authors of scientific and educational projects such as Postnauka, N+1, Schrödinger's cat, and Nauka TV channel, as well as university staff. Among the experts is Anna Veklich, head of ITMO’s Strategic Communications Department.
The competition accepts applications from both individuals (journalists, science communicators, scientists, and public figures) and organizations (federal, regional and specialized media, TV channels, student media, publishing houses, media conglomerates, etc.).
Applications can be submitted through the official website of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education no later than September 3, 2021.