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Planet Moscow: Locals to choose best images of the capital

Works by winners in the online voting will be shown at an exhibition in Zaryadye Park.

Voting in Planet Moscow 2018 photo contest in the Popular Choice category has been launched at the social media page of Moscow’s Department of Urban Development. The top three contenders will receives prizes, and most importantly their works will be on display in Zaryadye Park.

“The 6th Planet Moscow 2018 photo contest brought together 500 participants who submitted about 3,000 photos. The application period closed on 22 July, and the jury is currently busy at work reviewing the submissions, and has already drawn up a list of semi-finalists,” Head of the Department of Urban Development, Sergei Lyovkin, said.

He noted that the images by the semi-finalists in four categories have been posted to the Department’s Facebook page at. These four categories are: Moscow and Locals. A People-Friendly City, The Beat of a Megacity, Architecture, and Landscape. Online voting will be possible until the end of August, and winners will be picked by the number of likes their images receive.

Mr Lyovkin went on to say that the exhibition will be held ahead of City Day celebrations. The award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition are scheduled for 18 August, on the eve of World Photography Day.

“Moscow residents are not the only ones taking part in this contest, since we have received submissions from China, Italy, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. There were no age restrictions, and we have received quite a few images from senior citizens, while the youngest entrant is 13 years old,” Mr Lyovkin pointed out.

This year, participants were allowed to submit rooftop views and photos taken from other vista points in Moscow. For example, photographers could access the Urban Development and Construction Complex (Stroicomplex) building in Nikitsky Pereulok, as well as the observation deck at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour . Photographers were also offered a tour of the Central Children’s Store on Lubyanka Square, Pekin Hotel as well as the Theatre House on Arbat Street.

Planet Moscow: Locals to choose best images of the capital