Since 2014, the festival «Crystal Tomsk» is a calling card of Tomsk.

In eight years, the festival has become widely known not only in Russia, but also abroad: a Russian-Chinese team won the grand prize of the festival «Crystal Tomsk 2018». Besides China, frequent participants of the festival were teams from Canada, Serbia and even Malaysia. Russia is usually represented by Moscow, St. Petersburg, Petropavlovsk and other cities. Traditionally, the competition is joined by participants from Siberia, such as Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk and, of course, Tomsk.

The festival is held in two stages. Throughout the week, artists develop images, and the winners are selected by a professional jury, which includes: the chief architect, distinguished artists, as well as representatives of the public of Tomsk.

The culmination of the festival: a colorful gala event - public announcement of the results and awarding of the winners.