Deadline: 29 February 2020. The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was established on December 22, 2014 by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Russian Federation’s Commission for UNESCO. The Stenin Contest is the only competition in Russia that discovers new names in international photojournalism and develops quality standards for documentary photography. The contest is aimed at supporting young photo journalists aged 18 to 33 in their striving for top professionalism.
The contest was launched in memory of Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who died a heroic death in southeastern Ukraine in August 2014. He was awarded the Order of Courage of the Russian Federation (posthumously), and Rossiya Segodnya decided to organize a contest in his honor.
The contest offers young photo journalists an opportunity to make their concerns known. The main themes of the contest include global humanitarian challenges, national identity, social equality and the environment. The number of contest participants and the countries they come from has been growing every year. The contest itself is gaining popularity also thanks to the exhibitions of the winning entries, which have become an integral part of the event. They have been held in dozens of countries, including China, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, Lebanon, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Poland.
In 2019 the contest set a new record – around 6,000 entries from 80 countries were submitted.
1. Top News – one photo image/series of images
2. Sports – one photo image/series of images
3. My Planet – one photo image/series of images
4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time – one photo image/series of images
– Grand Prix – RUB 700,000 (seven hundred thousand).
– First Place for one photo image/series of images in each category – RUB 125,000 (one hundred and twenty-five thousand).
– Second Place for one photo image/series of images in each category – RUB 100,000 (one hundred thousand).
– Third Place for one photo image/series of images in each category – RUB 75,000 (seventy-five thousand).
Contest Sponsors may also offer additional prizes.
Photo Contest Website: https://stenincontest.com/