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. In 2016, around 6000 entries by young photojournalists from 71 countries across 5 continents were submitted to the contest. The winning entries were exhibited around the world – Moscow, Istanbul, Cape Town, Cairo, Berlin, Shanghai, Rome etc.
The annual submission period starts on December, 22. The date marks the birthday of Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who died while on assignment and in whose honour the contest is named.
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is open to participants aged 18 to 33. It aims to promote young photographers and support them in their strive for professional perfection.
1. Top News
2. My Planet
4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time
The first, second and third place prizes will be awarded for a single Photo Image in each category and for a Series of photo images.
The Grand Prize winner will receive RUB 500,000
The first place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images will receive RUB 50,000
The second place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images will receive RUB 35,000
The third place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images will receive RUB 25,000
Contest sponsors may also offer additional prizes.
*This section contains the amount of awards to be paid to the Winners/Runners-up after
deduction of taxes according to the current laws of the Russian Federation.
**The relationship regarding additional prizes from the Contest Sponsors exists directly
between a Contestant and a Contest Sponsor. No demands regarding the additional prizes
instituted by a Contest Sponsor may be placed on the Organizer
Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs. Minor cropping, or balance (white balance) or density (brightness, contrast) correction is acceptable. Framed images, collages, photos that have been significantly photoshopped, with parts of the image edited, deleted or replaced with a different image, will not be accepted.
Photos will be uploaded in the JPG format. The acceptable compression will not exceed 10. The image is to be no less than 2,200 pixels and no more than 5,700 pixels by its longer side.
The file name must contain the serial number of the photograph, name and last name of the author, title and year it was shot, separated by underscores, for example: 01_Smith_James_The_Spring_2011. The name of the file must be given in Latin script. The file size must not exceed 20 Mb. The file must also contain all the EXIF data.
Entries are uploaded and stored by the participant on his or her personal page at STENINCONTEST.COM. Photos can be added or replaced until the participant submits the entry. After the entry is submitted, photos can no longer be added or replaced.
Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2016. In exceptional cases, series of photographs started in previous years are accepted. In such case, the last photograph of the series must have been taken in 2016 or 2017.
March 22, 2017, 11:59 pm (GMT+3).