Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is intended to support and promote high standards of photojournalism and documentary photography in Russia and around the world and 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.
Andrei Stenin, a Russian photojournalist, was born on December 22, 1980, in the town of Pechora.
Andrei Stenin was on a business trip in eastern Ukraine when he went missing on August 5, 2014. According to a source, he may have been detained by the Ukrainian security service. Campaigns in support of Stenin, #FreeAndrew, were held around the world. People in many countries expressed their concern for him, and international public and professional organizations issued statements.
On September 3, 2014, it became known that Andrei Stenin had died in early August. The car he was driving was shelled and burned up on a motorway near Donetsk.
Andrei Stenin was awarded the Order of Courage (posthumously) for bravery and heroism in the performance of his professional duties.
The Contest is open to Russian and foreign nationals who are professional photographers. The age limit for Contest participants: at least 18 and no more than 33 years old when submitting Photo Images to the Contest.
A participant may submit only one Photo Image in each category (Top news, Current issues, Sport and Every day life). Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2014. 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.
Entry deadline: April 15, 2015.
The Grand Prize winner will receive RUB 500,000 (aprox. 6247 Euro)
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
Please read all Rules here and good luck!