All visitors of the Bezengi mountaineering base are
welcomed to take part in the competition of photographs called Bezengi
Worlds. The administration of the camp organized this contest in order
to popularize the marvelous mountain landscapes of the picturesque Bezengi
canyon as well as the world of nature and people who live there or come
to test themselves in this world, enjoy the peace and sublimity of the
The photographs for the competition can be either black-and-white or
colour, not less than 15 x 20 cm in size, corresponding
to the themes of the following sections:
1. The world of mountains (landscape).
2. The world of people (portrait).
3. The world of nature.
4. Pictures of life.
On reverse side of each picture you should write:
- Full name of the author
- The name of the composition (or a short deion of the subject)
- The year it was taken.
The number of the pictures is not restricted. Each photograph is to be
accompanied with a control print (not less than 10 x 15 cm in size). Pictures
for the current contest are accepted till JUNE 20, 2000. The results will
be announced after July, 5 and then all the works will be displayed at
the Bezengi camp. Winners' certificates will be sent by mail within a
week after the results of the contest are announced.
According to the results of the contest, three main prizes are awarded
in addition to the main sections:
First Grand-Prix - 10-days free accommodation at the Bezengi camp.
Second Grand-Prix - 7-days free accommodation at the Bezengi camp.
Third Grand-Prix - 5-days free accommodation at the Bezengi camp.
The winners in each section will get 1st and 2nd grade certificates,
their works will be published at the sponsor journals.
Pictures sent to the contest will not be returned.
In all, 46 photographs by 11 authors took part in the first contest.
Many of them were good enough to be published at the front page of any
sport or tourist journal.
The best were the photographs by Ivan Melnik from the town of Chernovtsy
(a series of panoramas of the Bezengi Wall and the Northern Massif) Nikolai
Kuvshinov from the town of Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad region ('Others
will come…') and one more photographer from Chernovtsy Vladimir Prostebi
Six authors sent 45 photographs to this contest.
Again the works by Ivan Melnik (the town of Chernovtsy) were considered
the best - his black and white triptych 'When the darkness covers the
Second Grand Prix was not granted.
The third Grand-Prix was given to Oleg Fomichev from the Moscow
region for his picture 'Dykh-tau. The Sunset'.
In all 41 works by 7 authors were sent to this contest.
The main prizes were given to: E. Yubel, St. Petersburg - 'The Moon
over Gestola' E. Sedelnikov, Zelenograd - 'The steps to the height'
A. Radikovsky, K. Dmitrova, the town of Taganrog - for a series