Russian cultural institutions, art companies and performers will be able to apply for the "Culture Online" Award at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum until 2 November 2020. The award will be given in five nominations. The awards will be given to the best cultural projects of 2019-2020, effectively implemented by using cutting-edge digital technologies.
The "Culture Online" Award is intended to encourage cultural institutions that actively leverage online technologies, and to support key cultural projects actualized by cutting-edge IT means. Cultural institutions, artistic unions, public organizations, associations, bloggers and other organizations that have accomplished their projects in the area of culture are invited to enter the contest.
The Culture Online Award is to be given in five nominations. Thus, a striking innovative project of 2019-2020 that is widely covered in media and attracted special public attention will receive the "Online Breakthrough of the Year" prize. In the "Best Online Platform" nomination, the award will be given to a first-class online content aggregator project that has proven its effectiveness and informative value, and has succeeded to gather a broad audience. A Russian-language blog dedicated to art and culture on social networks VKontakte, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, Twitter is legible to compete in the "Best SMM Campaign" nomination. A high-profile project in the field of music, theatre or cinema that delivers webcasts on the social networks or on its official website and has attracted a significant audience to its activities will be selected as the "Best Online Project" In the "IT and Culture Integration" category, professionals will choose the most valuable project implemented by using artificial intelligence (VR/AR technology). Both mobile applications that promote culture and art, and exhibitions set up by means of digital technologies, as well as other similar projects, will be allowed for participation.
One can apply for the Award until 2 November 2020 via the official forum e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.