• These Regulations on the Energy of the Pen international media contest (hereinafter – the Regulations) are used to regulate organization and conduct of the Energy of Words international media contest (hereinafter – the Contest).
    • The contest is held to draw attention of Russian and foreign journalists, press officers, observers, bloggers, authors of the printed and electronic mass media (hereinafter referred to as the Contest participants) to the topic of energy, including energy balance issues, energy transition, scientific research and new technologies, climate change and others related to modern power industry.
    • Authors of information materials are allowed to participate in the Contest regardless of their nationality, race, citizenship, gender, age and social status.
    • The award is given to the Contest participants for the best work making a positive impact on the development of industry and safety of the planet. The award is an honorary diploma and a prize in the form of electronic equipment, according to the gift cards given to the winners.
    • The Contest winners are determined in eight nominations:
    • The best article on energy in federal press;
    • The best article on energy in regional press;
    • The best article on energy from a news agency;
    • The best Telegram channel or energy blog;
    • The best energy news story for television;
    • The best media office in energy industry;
    • The best piece on energy from BRICS and SCO countries;

8.* The Contest partners’ special nominations.

  • The number of nominations can be changed by the Contest Organiser.


    • The Contest Organiser is the Global Energy, the Association for the development of international research and projects in the energy sector.
    • The tasks of the Organiser are to

2.2.1. Notify potential Contest participants by posting information on the Organiser’s website and in the media/social networks.

2.2.2 Accept works for the Contest.

2.2.3 Ensure examination of the Contest materials and the activities of the Contest jury for summing up the Contest results.

2.2.4 Organise a solemn awarding ceremony for the Contest winners.

2.2.5 Ensure coverage of the Contest results on the Organiser’s website and in the mass media/social networks.



3.1. The Contest announcement shall be posted on the Contest Organiser’s website on the Internet, in social networks and in other sources at the Organiser’s discretion.

3.2. Competitive works shall be transmitted electronically to the information resource the Organiser indicates in the Contest announcement. A Contest participant can submit work only to one nomination.

3.3. Experts assess each competitive work independently from each other.

3.4. Experts’ evaluation of works is based on the following criteria: uniqueness, relevance, accuracy of information and facts, and a substantive depth of each work.

3.5. Assessment of competitive works at the first stage is made by independent expert journalists approved by the Contest Organiser.

3.6. The Contest results are summed up at the final stage by the Contest jury composed of editors-in-chief of the federal mass media and well-known representatives of the professional community.

3.7. The Contest participants can be neither experts nor the jury members. The Organiser’s employees and executives cannot participate in the Contest.

3.8. By performing actions aimed at participating in the Contest, the Contest participants give their consent to collection, processing and storage of their personal data. This consent to the processing of personal data is valid during the whole period of the Contest and until the expiry of 5 (five) years after its end.

3.9. The Contest winners take part in interviews, photo and video shooting. The Organiser is the copyright (the related rights) holder of the received photo and video materials.

3.10. The personal data of the Contest participants shall be processed by the Contest Organiser, the other persons acting on the Contest Organiser’s behalf or following his instructions and in compliance with the principles and rules of Federal Law No. 152-FZ of July 27, 2006 On Personal Data (hereinafter referred to as the Law On Personal Data)



4.1. The Contest is held on the basis of the Contest participants’ information materials (Contest works).

4.2. The Contest works shall be published in the mass media, including online publications, not earlier than January 01, 2021.

4.3. The Contest works shall relate to any topic of climate change or energy issues in the context of the development of the fuel and energy sector.

4.4. The Contest works include:

  • articles published in print media;
  • articles published on the Internet;
  • author’s research materials;
  • analytical reviews;
  • interviews;
  • television reports, including those published on the Internet;
  • special reports and projects of news agencies;
  • podcast recordings.

4.5. The Contest works are viewed in the Russian and foreign languages. The Contest works must have annotations (not more than 400 words) stating the purpose of the material, the problems under discussion, the main theses and the author’s conclusions. Works submitted in foreign languages must have an abstract in English. For the materials in the Russian language, abstract translation into English is not required. Annotation is obligatory for all Contest works. Abstracts must be submitted in PDF/MS WORD formats.

4.6. Co-authorship works can be submitted to the Contest but must not contain any advertising information. Such works should not contain prohibited materials or the materials not subject to publication in compliance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation. Works shall be in accordance with copyright (including references to the data sources). Only works submitted to the Contest by copyright holders are allowed to participate in the Contest. Submitting of works to the Contest shall not violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of the third parties.

4.7. Submitting a Contest work means that the Contest Participant grants the Organiser a simple (non-exclusive) license to use the Contest work in any form and in any way that does not contradict Article 1270, paragraph 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.



5.1. The Organiser accepts Contest works from August 22 to September 15, 2022. The Organiser may at its sole discretion extend the Contest period in exceptional cases and with prior notification of all the interested parties on the website


    • The Contest winners are selected in two stages:
    • The first stage: a group of independent expert journalists forms a short list of contenders to win the Contest (a short list).
    • The final stage: the Contest jury selects the winners from the short list.


    • The Contest winners are announced and awarded during the Russian Energy Week International Forum.
    • The Contest winners receive an honorary diploma and a prize. A donation agreement shall be concluded with the Contest winner awarded the prize. Individual’s income received from the Contest participation shall be taxed in accordance with the procedure stipulated by the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.



8.1. The Organiser reserves the right to invite financial and information partners for the Contest conduct.



9.1. The Organiser has the right to amend or supplement the given Regulations. The new edition of the Regulations is published on the Organiser’s website

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