September 9, 2017, on the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Day, the awarding ceremony of the winners and participants of the «Islands My Paradise!» contest of tourist routes was held in the Sakhalin Regional Museum. The purpose of the contest was to draw the attention of residents and guests of the Sakhalin region to the history and culture of the islands by exploring the Island and developing new tourist routes. We received 8 offers concerning the creation of completely different routes running not only within the city but in the most remote corners of our Island. The contest started on January 31, 2017 and ended September 9, 2017. We express thanks to all participants! We would like also to thank our sponsors: Harlequin and Contrabass Retro Club, Santa Resort Hotel, World Class Fitness Club, as well as Gifts and Adventures Souvenir Gift Shop. The third place prize winners were Yevgeny Gennadievich Alexandrov and Olga Yurievna Shevrina. . The second place prize was awarded to Elmira Gerbovna Galimova, the head of the creative team «Born at the Sea». . The first place prize was awarded to Galina Innokentievna Arkhipova. Participation trophies were given to Kirill Gennadievich Vorobyov, Alexey Andreevich Kharsky, Anton Yuryevich Stepanov and Dmitry Nikolayevich Dimov.
Prepared by A. P. Shevrina