About the Contest
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest is an annual contest for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33 years old. It is Russia’s only platform for discovering new photojournalists and for allowing them to make a name for themselves on the world photojournalism stage.
The 2020 contest will showcase five categories for which young photographers can vie for awards:
1. Top News. Important events in the life of individuals and nations as a whole are the main subject of entries in the category: major political and social events; reports from war zones and places struck by natural disasters; decisive moments in people’s lives.
2. Sports. This category involves entries, which captured moments in sport: victories of athletes and dramatic losses; daily sports training; the beauty of sports competitions.
3. My Planet. This category involves entries reflecting the entire multicoloured palette of topics and images from all over the world. The author’s task is to show an everyday life kaleidoscope in its timeless beauty and harmony, uniting scenes from everyday life; the life of big cities and small towns; nature pictures; ethnographic and religious holidays.
4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. This category involves entries such as individual or group portraits of people. Photos can be documentary and posed. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters, express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and looks as a whole.
- To perpetuate the memory of Andrei Stenin, a Russian journalist and Rossiya Segodnya photo correspondent who was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage for the bravery and heroism he demonstrated in the performance of his professional duties.
- To support and promote high standards of photojournalism and documentary photography in Russia and around the world.
- To promote photography and raise public awareness about photojournalism.
- To support young photographers.
- The Grand Prize winner will receive RUB 700,000.
- The first-place winner in each category will receive RUB 100,000.
- The second-place winner in each category will receive RUB 75,000.
- The third-place winner in each category will receive RUB 50,000.
How to Register?
Interested participants can register for the contest through this link.
- Entries closes: 29.02.2020
- Shortlist announcement: 16.06.2020
- Open online vote: 01.07.2020
- Winner’s list, award ceremony: Sept 2020
- Opening of the photo exhibition: Sept 2020