Russia's Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest opens for entries
Entries are now open for Russia's Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, an annual contest for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33.
Founded in 2014, the contest is named after Andrei Stenin, a Rossiya Segodnya special photojournalist who died in the line of duty. The annual submission period starts on December 22, his birthday.
The competition is aimed at supporting young photographers and promoting the goals of contemporary photojournalism. It is Russia’s only platform that helps young photographers make a name for themselves.
In 2018 young photographers from 77 countries entered the awards, and more than 6,000 entries were received.
The 2018 winning photos were exhibited in Moscow, Cape Town, Shanghai, Beirut, Weihai, Madrid, Brussels, New York and other cities.
This category features important events in the lives of individuals and nations: leading political and social events, reports from war zones and natural disaster sites, as well as decisive moments in people’s lives.
This category involves entries that feature moments in sport: athletes’ victories and dramatic defeats, regular training and the beauty of sports competitions.
This category features works reflecting the entire multicolored 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, images of nature, ethnic and religious holidays.
Portrait. A Hero of Our Time
This category features individual or group portraits. Photos can be documentary or staged. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of their characters, express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and image as a whole.
The photos in this category focus on using the camera to capture the positive creative energy that accompanies the creative process. Any work that was inspired or became the manifestation of inspiration itself, whether it’s a landscape, a colorful genre or ethnic shot, or a portrait of a child or adult taken in different styles using various techniques, are eligible to participate.
The jury will select winners of the first, second and third place for a single photo and winners of the first, second and third place for a series. Some works can also receive a jury honorary mention. One of the photographers on the shortlist will receive the Grand Prix and will be announced at the official award ceremony.
The 2019 jury includes James Hill, The New York Times photographer since 1995; Peter Bitzer, renowned German photographer; Juan Arredondo, Colombian American documentary photographer, Cho Bo Hee, Deputy department head at the leading Korean news agency Yonhap; Alice Gabriner, head of photography and international photo editor at TIME since 1999; and Sergei Ilnitsky, staff photographer for EPA in Moscow since 2003.
The submission period closes on February 28, 2018, and you can enter at stenincontest.com.