Positive Content 2019 winners receive awards

15.02.2019

The CSF 2019 program included an awards ceremony for winners of the Positive Content competition and an open discussion in a public talks format. The winners were announced back in December 2018 and on February 14 they received their awards. Each of the winners and award presenters answered questions from host Tatyana Golubovskaya. They talked about creating positive content, potential difficulties, obstacles and help, finding a target audience, and monetizing their projects.

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ has been a co-sponsor and partner of the Positive Content competition since 2009. Over the last ten years, the contest has changed and gained popularity all over the country. Projects from Sakhalin, Novosibirsk, Orsk, Khanty-Mansiysk and many other cities are among the 2019 winners. The competition is not only more far reaching but it has become a quality label for internet resources targeting children, adolescents and young people.

“Today we are discussing the quality of the positive content online rather than just its quantity – and it is a very good sign. I think the Positive Content competition has reached the level of a potential Runet Awards nominee,” commented Coordination Center Director Andrei Vorobyov.

The director presented the award for the best media website. The award went to three information projects, including the Astrakhan Culture portal, the Orsk: Children media project and the Meeting Point: Siberia website from Novosibirsk. Commenting on the award, Andrei Vorobyov noted that these types of regional projects deserve much support from both local governments and businesses as they not only meet locals’ demand for information but promote the regions across the country, thus stimulating development in the travel industry.

Viktoria Bunchuk, Head of Social Projects at the Coordination Center, also talked about the significance of the Positive Content competition. Bunchuk was one of the founders of the competition and has been largely involved in organizing it over the years. “What is the main idea behind the competition? The organizers want to demonstrate that there is positive content online. Our goal is not to ban or prevent access to potentially dangerous information but to provide new tools and opportunities for work, education and entertainment through positive resources. By the way, the competition has motivated many participants to evaluate themselves objectively, compare themselves to others and to adjust any questionable content. They improved their content, website design and usability. Another goal of the competition is to improve the quality of online content for children and young adults,” Viktoria said after the awards ceremony.