Alexander Arkhangelsky – literary critic, publicist, TV presenter, writer.
Alexander Gavrilov – literary critic, kulturträger, TV presenter, head of the Book Institute.
Alexei Semikhatov - chairman of the jury, doctor of Physical and Mathematical sciences, leading researcher of the Lebedev Physical institute.
Evgeny Bunimovich – mathematician, poet, honoured teacher of the Russian Federation, Children's Rights Commissioner in Moscow.
Vladimir Plungian - linguist, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, deputy director of the Vinogradov Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Sergei Mironenko - doctor of Historical sciences, professor.
Ekaterina Pomerantsova – geneticist, candidate of Biological sciences.
Sergei Kavtaradze – art historian, architectural historian, Enlightener Prize laureate for 2016 in the Humanities category.
Alexander Panchin – candidate of Biological sciences, senior research scientist at The Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Enlightener Prize laureate for 2016 in the Natural and Exact Sciences category
Dmitry Zimin – the founder of the Enlightener Prize (with the right of advisory vote).