The 2016 Presidential Prize for Young Culture Professionals is awarded to artist and critic Vera Lagutenkova, actor Anton Shagin, and Director of the Arseniev State Museum, Primorye Territory, Viktor Shalai.
The 2016 Presidential Prize for Writing and Art for Children and Young People is awarded to film director Vladimir Grammatikov, children’s writer Anastasia Orlova, and animation artist Leonid Shvartsman.
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The Presidential Prize for Young Culture Professionals was established in 2011 and is awarded to Russian citizens up to the age of 35 for creating talented works of literature and art and carrying out creative and cultural research projects.
The Presidential Prize for Writing and Art for Children and Young People was established in 2013 and is awarded for creating talented works of literature and art and carrying our creative and research projects aimed at the civic, patriotic, ethical, cultural and aesthetic education of children and youth.
Three winners are selected for each prize and each receives an award of 2.5 million rubles. The prize can be awarded to an individual or to a team of up to three people.