The Expert council has determined laureates of the journalist grant contest: «Baikal: Conservation Instructions», who will receive grants on writing articles about Baikal and the Baikal natural area in 2021!
8 authors became winners. Their applications got the highest number of points from the Expert council and found positive feedback on novelty, originality and feasibility of the described idea.
Let us introduce authors-winners in each nomination:
The management of the Baikal natural area:
- Ekaterina Mereminskaya / freelance author
- Natalia Paramonova / MIA «Rossia Segodnya»
- Egor Scherbakov / Vostochno-Sibirskaya Pravda
Treatment facilities in the Baikal natural area:
- Anna Geroeva / Kommersant
- Svetlana Gorbacheva / Baikal24
Scientific research and applications in the Baikal natural area:
- Oleg Galikaev / freelance author
- Tatiana Melentieva / Verblud v ogne
- Anastasia Troianova / Plus-one.ru
In sum, we have received 40 applications. The Expert council mentioned a high level of the grantees’ summaries and difficult choice of the winners. The members of the Expert council also expressed their readiness for collaboration with authors after the end of the contest. All authors are united with their willingness to shed the light on the challenges of the Baikal natural area and contribute to conservation of the unique ecosystem.
We thank all authors for their participation in the contest! The organizers will be in touch with winners to discuss grant agreements in the nearest future.