The entrance to the theater building was a huge corridor constructed of white canvases stretched over metal structures with the emblems of the Chernikhov Foundation. A red carpet led down the corridor. The interior of the classic theater building was, according to the concept of the award itself, dressed in an avant-garde "costume": the wardrobe was covered with an impenetrable black screen, Chernikhov's projects were installed on the walls of the hall, the performance was accompanied by modern ballet and video projection.
Despite the fact that the names of the winners were known in advance, there were many spectators of the most diverse, from children eagerly awaiting their awarding ceremony to the most representative guests. The award ceremony was hosted by the famous TV presenter Vladislav Flyarkovsky.
The first to receive awards were the main dreamers and builders of the future - children. According to the organizers, this part of the award is more important than all the others and will go down in history, because now few people pay attention to children's creativity. The main prize among children's contests, with a denomination of 2 thousand euros, was received by Evgeny Shirkina, who drew her "Little Dragon" with her feet - this bold and non-standard move, as noted by the jury, filled the drawing with a different energy.
In another children's nomination, the first place was taken by Yegor Gvozdetsky for the “Architectural complex“Dedication to Ya. Chernikhov”, Ekaterina Yegoshkina for the“Planet-house”project, and by chance the first foreigners in this award were two Italian children, as well as the main nominees. Architect Khazanov turned to children as future colleagues and a “wonderful change”, expressing the wish that over the years they retain their energy, love of fantasy, utopia and mirage. " More than half of the ceremony was devoted to children, from this, and perhaps also because of Flyarkovsky's skillful and appropriate comments, everything acquired a resemblance to a family children's holiday and, on the whole, made a very positive impression on those present.
Eva Dietrich (Germany) won the nomination "Project of the Yakov Chernikhov Museum of Contemporary Architecture". This nomination was conceived in order to "invent" a building for the real museum of Yakov Chernikhov. The chief architect of Moscow, Alexander Kuzmin, congratulating the winners, on his own behalf, guaranteed support for the idea of creating a museum by the authorities.
Young architects from seven countries of the world won in the nomination "Best computer animation based on compositions by Yakov Chernikhov" with a prize fund of 10 thousand euros. Congratulating them, the chairman of the Foundation Andrey Chernikhov said: “It is wonderful that there are guys who can pick up a glove thrown decades ago and show that any technique, any tools and any technology is just a means for expressing the human spirit,” showing those so that even such a time-dependent nomination is awarded primarily for ideas, and not for what ultimately worked out.
The main prize named after Yakov Chernikhov was presented by the Italian ambassador, probably because the Italians Piero Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara became the winners, although they work in Holland and call their group DOGMA European in general.
The victory of the Italians is symbolic, sounded at the ceremony - after all, the avant-garde also began with Italian futurism, taken up by Russian artists.
After the award ceremony, a film dedicated to Yakov Chernikhov was shown.