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Foreign View Annual Multimedia Contest launched at the Presidential Library

24 May – 1 November 2021

The Presidential Library invites everyone to participate in the XI Foreign View International Annual Multimedia Contest. This year it is held with the support of a long-term partner of the library Yarkiy Fotomarket. Detailed information about the project as well as registration form and submission of entries are posted on the website

In 2021, due to the restrictions adopted throughout the world and due to the difficult epidemiological situation, the contest is not dedicated to any one specific topic. Working remotely, the inability to travel and to participate in various events gave time to reflect and comprehend the accumulated experience and memories. XI Foreign View Multimedia Contest provides joint Archived Memories.

This year, the entries will be accepted in the following nominations.

Nomination "A year, two, three... ago". Social networks often take us back in time by posting photos taken some time ago. Then we relive these moments anew, remember the place, mood, weather, hear the voices of friends or random travel companions. Please, share these memories!

"Colorful World – Lively Recollections" nomination is for those participants who like to discover the world for themselves. Tell us which countries have you been able to visit over the past few years, where, in which corners of the planet you have experienced the strongest emotions, where you would like to return again.

The main characters in “My Hero” nomination are people whose personal values ​​and life priorities, in your opinion, should serve as an example for everyone.

Impressions about new IT and discoveries, about a world that is changing before our eyes, are accepted in "New Reality" nomination.

Traditionally, Foreign View Contest includes a separate - geographical - nomination. This year it is "Russia and France: Always in Touch" and marks the cooperation between the two countries.

Everyone has opportunity to participate and vote in the “Readers’ Choice” nomination. Please, post your foreign memories (photos and short videos with the hashtag #вспомнитьвсё) on Instagram marking the Presidential Library’s account and invite friends to support you. The best photos and video works will be published in the Presidential Library’s account. The winner will be the author of the work received the most votes.

The Contest traditionally accepts works made by Russians abroad and made by foreigners in Russia. The only exceptions are two nominations: "My Hero" and "New Reality", where works created without taking this rule into account can be accepted.

Submission in all nominations of the XI Foreign View International Annual Multimedia Contest will be held until November 2021. The awarding of the laureates is scheduled for the end of the year.

The project participants will not only compete for victory but also have the opportunity to become part of the world community which annually creates a digital chronicle of the most striking events of our time for future generations. The best photos will be included in a photo album, which, along with the best video works, will enter the Presidential Library’s electronic collections. Materials sent to the multimedia contest will become part of exhibitions at various cultural venues in the country.