Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest open for entries

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The Andrei Senin International Press Photo Contest has opened for entries.

The competition, named after the Russian photojournalist killed in Ukraine in 2014, aims to promote and support young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33 and is open to entrants from around the world.

Photo series and single photos can be submitted through the website in Russian, English and Chinese. The 2020 competition includes four categories Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time. One single entry and one photo series can be submitted in each of the four categories.

Cash prizes include 125,000 rubles ($2,900AUD), 100,000 ($2,333AUD) and 75,000 ($1,750AUD) for the first, second and third places in each category. The winner of the highest Stenin competition award – the Grand Prix – will receive 700,000 rubles ($16,000)

Apart from the financial side, the contest gives young photojournalists the opportunity to show their work at Russian and international venues – a touring exhibit of the winners has become an integral part of the project and has been shown in dozens of cities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

In 2019 the contest set a new record - around 6000 entries from 80 countries across five continents were submitted. 

You can find out more and enter here. Submissions will be accepted until February 29, 2020. 

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