29 February 2020





The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest

It 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.

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Purpose of the Contest to develop and improve professional photojournalism in Russia and around the world.

The winning entries were exhibited around the world. In 2016 the exhibitions were run in Moscow, Istanbul, Cape Town, Cairo, Berlin, Shanghai, Rome, etc.

Contest categories:
1. Top News
2. My Planet
3. Sports
4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time
5. Inspiration

Opportunity Focus Areas: 

  • Photography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • 16 June 2020  Shortlist announcement.
  • 1 July 2020 till 31 July 2020 Online voting.
  • 1 August  2020 The winner in the online voting shall be announced.
  • September 2020 List of winners, the Awards Ceremony.
  • September 2020 Opening of the photo exhibition.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1.  The age limits for Contest Participants: at least 18 and no more than 33 years old at the time of the Contestant’s submission of Photo Image(s) to the Contest.
  2. Contest Participants can submit single Photo Images or a Series. The maximum number of Photo Images in a Series: 12 (twelve).
  3.  Entry for the competition is free of charge.Determination of the Winners and Runners-up of the Competition is not accidental. The Contest is not a lottery.
  4. Photo Images accepted for the Contest must be created on or after January 1, 2019. As an exception, a Series may be accepted that was started in the previous years; however, the last Photo Image must have been created in 2019−2020.
  5. Minor processing of the Photo Images is allowed, including cropping, white balance correction, density correction (brightness, contrast).
  6. Photo Images with a frame, collages, heavily processed Images are not accepted. Photo montage, erasing, replacing or changing of parts of Images are not acceptable.
  7. The Contest Organizer may request that the Contestant provide non-processed original electronic files of the Entry.
  8. Photo Images must not contain the name of the photographer,an organization or a reference to a published work, or any other information that may reveal the photographer’s identity (this information must be provided by the accompanying description of a Photo Image rather than by the Photo Image itself)

Technical requirements:
– JPG files with compression from 10 and 2,200 px in size; up to 5,700 px on the long side.
– File size: maximum 20 Mb.
– Files must contain all EXIF data.

Opportunity Cost


  • The prize money for this year’s first, second and third place winners will be 125000, 100000 and 75000 rubles
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive RUB 700,000.

How to Apply

First Step:  

Photo Images for the Contest will be uploaded by Contest Participants on the Website ,Through 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.

Second Step:  

While uploading each Image, the Contest Participant must fill out a form that includes the title of the Photo Image/Series and a detailed description of the pictured event in Russian or English.


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