Applications now being accepted for INNOSOCIUM Nationwide Social Project Competition

The INNOSOCIUM Nationwide Social Project Competition will be accepting online applications from 1 October. The competition is a joint project by the Roscongress Foundation and the Art, Science and Sport charity foundation.

Participants will comprise student teams from universities with dedicated marketing, management, advertising, and public relations faculties.

The objective of the competition is to raise young people’s awareness of current social issues and possible solutions, and to spread effective experience of planning social projects.

Ideas for communications solutions will be pitched against each other in three priority areas: active ageing, social inclusion, and regional development.

The student projects will be judged by an expert panel, whose members will include representatives from leading Russian universities, government departments, businesses, and creative agencies, as well as experts from the Effie Awards Russia, an international advertising and marketing communications prize.

The competition finalists will be announced at the Russian Investment Forum in February. The winners of the competition will be awarded RUB 500,000 to implement their project, which they will present at SPIEF 2019. Partners of the award include the Russian Copper Company, the Memory of Generations charity foundation, and the Art, Science, and Sport charity foundation.

The INNOSOCIUM competition will include an educational programme featuring lectures and master classes delivered by communications experts.

Projects will be accepted until 28 December 2018.

For more details of the competition’s terms and conditions and to submit an application, please visit


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