Ruptly’s multi-platform project, Dyatlov Group’s Journal, picked up a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Use of Video or Moving Pictures category. The jury commended the project for its storytelling, excitement and cinematic quality, with one member describing it as “graphically perfect”.

The ground-breaking project invites users to explore the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine hikers mysteriously died in the Ural Mountains, through an immersive digital world of archival materials, first-hand accounts and exclusive present-day footage. In the first month following its launch, Dyatlov Group’s Journal attracted nearly 100k unique visitors to its webpage and 10k followers on Instagram, and reached over 4.6 million people.

Also honoured at the awards was Ruptly’s website, which took home the Gold award in the Telecommunications category. The site houses Ruptly’s extensive news and viral content, as well as the Ruptly Live platform, which enables users to licence and instantly stream multiple live events direct to social media in just three clicks. Jurors praised Ruptly’s site for its design, presentation and content.

Dinara Toktosunova, Head of Ruptly, commented: “These latest awards successes reflect the exceptional standard of Ruptly’s offering. Not only do we deliver ground-breaking and compelling content, but we are constantly exploring new and better ways of delivering it – whether that be through a seamless platform or an immersive multimedia experience. Ruptly leads the way in captivating clients and their audiences.”

The Dyatlov Project can be explored on Instagram, its dedicated webspace or through an extended documentary-style feature and all footage is available for purchase at