Andrei Stenin Photo Contest 2019

 

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest

Opening: December 22, 2018
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: ₽50,000, ₽75,000, ₽100,000, ₽700,000, valuable prizes

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 2017, around 5000 entries by young photojournalists from 76 countries were submitted to the contest. The winning entries were exhibited around the world. In 2016 the exhibitions were run in 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

Categories:

Top News. Important events in the life of individuals and nations as a whole are the main subject of entries in the category: major political and social events; reports from war zones and places struck by natural disasters; decisive moments in people’s lives.

Sports. This category involves entries, which captured moments in sport: victories of athletes and dramatic losses; daily sports training; the beauty of sports competitions.

My Planet. This category involves entries 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; nature pictures; ethnographic and religious holidays.

Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. This category involves entries such as individual or group portraits of people. Photos can be documentary and posed. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters, express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and looks as a whole.

Website of Photo Contest: stenincontest.com

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Stand Off, © Justin Sullivan, South Africa, 1st place : Top News : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Stand Off
© Justin Sullivan, South Africa
1st place : Top News : Single

A police officer points his gun at 3 occupants under a table moments after shooting a 14 year-old boy in the mouth at close range. The 14 year old boy was the middle occupant. After this incident, The protest over fishing quotas turned violent and led to 3 days of unrest in the community.

 

Tehran Attack, © Omid Vahabzadeh, Iran, 2nd place : Top News : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Tehran Attack
© Omid Vahabzadeh, Iran
2nd place : Top News : Single
Special prize “For humanitarian photography” by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Two-year-old Emad is being transferred into a room of Iran’s parliament building, after a terrorist attack by ISIS in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. That day Emad and his mother were hopeful they would get help to treat his advanced illness-mucopolysaccharidosis.

 

I could hear leopard crying in pain after it was shot, © Ajay Kumar, India, 3rd place : Top News : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
I could hear leopard crying in pain after it was shot
© Ajay Kumar, India
3rd place : Top News : Single

A stray leopard was shot with bullet by a police man in Lucknow and later it was declare dead by forest team and i clicked this photo right from the back of police man it was about 5 meters away from me.

 

Kenya's Post-Election Turmoil, © Luis Tato, Spain, 1st place : Top News : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Kenya’s Post-Election Turmoil
© Luis Tato, Spain
1st place : Top News : Series

Kenyan elections were marred by deadly riots, violent protests, and beatings in key opposition strongholds. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International found that just during the post-electoral process, police and inter-ethnics conflicts killed at least 100 people, and injured hundreds more.

 

...And Life Rises, © Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei, Iran, 2nd place : Top News : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
…And Life Rises
© Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei, Iran
2nd place : Top News : Series
Special prize “For humanitarian photography” by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Iran is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, and earthquakes threaten most regions across Iran. More than 80% of cities in Iran are under the threat of earthquake. Iran also stands high on the list of countries with the most number of earthquake victims. On the Sunday night of Oct. 12, 2017, a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Ezgeleh City in Kermanshah Province near the Iranian-Iraqi border. 569 were killed, nearly 10 thousand were injured, and more than 30 thousand houses were destroyed in Ezgeleh, Sarpol-e Zahab, Salas-e Babajani, and Ghasreshirin cities, and the nearby villages. The earthquake spawned nearly 1557 aftershocks. It occurred at a depth of 11 km from Ezgeleh, and was felt throughout Northwest Iran due to its shallow depth and long duration. This earthquake was the most destructive earthquake of 2017 worldwide, and was felt in southeast of Turkey, Lebanon, Qatar, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and north of Saudi Arabia.

When the earth begins to shake, the walls crack, they can be heard collapsing, and things are heard falling. In a matter of seconds, hundreds of homes are ruthlessly destroyed, and a huge cloud of dust covers everything. In those quick yet horrific moments, an inexplicable fear grips the people, many are injured, and many dead. Families lose their loved-ones and face the biggest challenge of their lives: homelessness. Losing one’s home and shelter can cause serious mental health problems, filling the victims with rage and fear. Hopelessness becomes an inseparable part of the daily life, and it is difficult for people to accept this shock, to move on from the earthquake’s destructive effects, in order to fight the unexpected problems. Gradually and strangely, however, the survivors get on with their lives and begin to rebuild their surroundings, creating a shelter for themselves and the rest of their families using the debris.

The goal I pursue through this project is to depict the lives of people in the city of Ezgeleh in Kermanshah Province, who have experienced a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. I lived with the survivors for 20 days in order to better understand their dire living conditions after the earthquake. Those who have lost one or all of their family members in a matter of seconds, and, on top of that, no longer have a place to live. I wanted to capture the people’s feelings, their sadness, happiness, hopes and fears in the face of this unpredictable disaster, to illustrate the flow of life that continued uninterrupted after the earthquake despite all odds. The people that began to rebuild their new life at such hard times and with little means; people that despite all the injuries and damages move toward their aspirations hoping to build a new life.

 

A Dire Desperation For Safety, © Mashruk Ahmed, Bangladesh, 3rd place : Top News : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
A Dire Desperation For Safety
© Mashruk Ahmed, Bangladesh
3rd place : Top News : Series

The mass migration of Rohingya Refugees began on August 25, 2017 as the Myanmar military started a task against the Myanmar military.The state military assaulted many police posts in Rakhine state. The striking back from Myanmar’s specialists was speedy and heartless.

Myanmar has been represented killing over 6,700 Rohingya and pushing more than 600,000 to Bangladesh. Almost all of them have sought refuge in Bangladesh while mostly have been injured by gunshots, shrapnel, fire, and landmines. Majority of these people seeking refuge are women and children.

Rohingyas are an ethnic minority gathering and they have not been thought to be one of the nation’s 135 authority ethnic gatherings and have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982 Under the law, which has viably rendered them stateless. Because of the law, their rights to contemplate, work, travel, wed, rehearse their religion and access wellbeing administrations have been and keep on being limited.

The Rohingya have confronted military crackdowns in 1978 to 2017. UN authorities and HRW have depicted Myanmar’s abuse of the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing.

The crisis is yet to be over since the first world leading countries and the United Nations has not yet been able to have come to a proper re-settlement agreement with Myanmar regarding this issue.

Thousands of people have been killed in this horrible event in history as people witnessed their beloved ones and their homes being burnt to ashes as they fled with the only thing they were left with, their lives.

Presently in excess of 800000 Rohingya Refugees living in both enrolled and unregistered displaced person camps of Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Government, Local and International Aid organizations are attempting to give nourishment, water, and safe house for the inundation immense evacuees Camps.

The event of this aggression over Rohingya people goes beyond the depth of human vocabulary as even perish would be an understatement, therefore, it would definitely go down as one of the most violent acts of aggression in human history. However, the reason behind it would either vanquish or stay a mystery.

Rohingya crisis by definition is an ethnic one. In order to sustain, Rohingya crisis requires being solved as a humanitarian crisis.

 

The Desire for Life, © Taisir Mahdi, Iraq, 1st place : Sports : Single, Special prize by Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG). Special prize by Al Mayadeen TV, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
The Desire for Life
© Taisir Mahdi, Iraq
1st place : Sports : Single
Special prize by Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG). Special prize by Al Mayadeen TV

 

Street Football, © Maria Plotnikova, Russia, 2nd place : Sports : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Street Football
© Maria Plotnikova, Russia
2nd place : Sports : Single

 

Street Wrestling, © Amit Moulick, India, 3rd place : Sports : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Street Wrestling
© Amit Moulick, India
3rd place : Sports : Single

 

Ultras, © Andrea Alai, Italy, 1st place : Sports : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Ultras
© Andrea Alai, Italy
1st place : Sports : Series

According to an Italian Police census, there are about 41,000 Ultras fans in Italy. The AlbengaCalcio plays in the Ligurian “Eccellenza” championship – its Ultras group is respected throughout the whole of Italy and for many, belonging to it, is a source of great honor and pride.

 

Red-hot Court, © Alexei Filippov, Russia, 2nd place : Sports : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Red-hot Court
© Alexei Filippov, Russia
2nd place : Sports : Series

Roland Garros French Tennis Open 2017.

 

Boxgirls Kenya, © Luis Tato, Spain, 3rd place : Sports : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Boxgirls Kenya
© Luis Tato, Spain
3rd place : Sports : Series

Boxgirl Kenya is a boxing academy fighting to empower women and girls from Nairobi’s toughest slums while using self-defence training to help them become self-sufficient and emotionally and physically resilient.

 

Cranberry Heart, © Sergei Gapon, Belarus, 1st place : My Planet : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Cranberry Heart
© Sergei Gapon, Belarus
1st place : My Planet : Single

Harvesting cranberries in Pinsk District. It is one of the regions with the highest unemployment rate in Belarus. The cranberry harvest season is the only way to earn money for locals. Employees should spend about 10 hours in ice water every day. Cranberry heart symbolizes the engine of the region.

 

Red cow, © Maria Plotnikova, Russia, 2nd place : My Planet : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Red cow
© Maria Plotnikova, Russia
2nd place : My Planet : Single

A cow drinks from a puddle near the special astrophysical observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The special astrophysical observatory is the largest Russian Academy of Sciences’ research institute in Russia.

 

Eclipse, © Vitaly Nevar, Russia, 3rd place : My Planet : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Eclipse
© Vitaly Nevar, Russia
3rd place : My Planet : Single

Lunar eclipse over Kaliningrad Stadium under construction.

 

How I Fell ill, © Alyona Kochetkova, Russia, 1st place : My Planet : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
How I Fell ill
© Alyona Kochetkova, Russia
1st place : My Planet : Series

Everyone knows the word “cancer,” and people are afraid of it, although they hardly know anything about this disease. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I, too, knew nothing about it, and I did not have the slightest idea of the road that I would have to travel: from fear for my life to hopes for a recovery.

 

Walking with Fire: Going Beyond, © Justin Sullivan, South Africa, 2nd place : My Planet : Series, The Online Vote Winner, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Walking with Fire: Going Beyond
© Justin Sullivan, South Africa
2nd place : My Planet : Series
The Online Vote Winner

A series depicting the brave men and woman who risk their lives combatting rampant wildfires in South Africa. Going beyond the public eye, these men and woman face disaster head on in the mountains, on the urban wildland interface and from the sky.

 

The White Mountain, © Anas Kamal, Egypt, 3rd place : My Planet : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
The White Mountain
© Anas Kamal, Egypt
3rd place : My Planet : Series

In a remote location in Upper Egypt and under a cloud of white lime, dozens work in white brick quarries to extract white bricks from the mountain, most of the workers are young men who have not completed their education. The work begins after the sunrise to sunset in dangerous conditions.

 

Rosebud, © Oded Wagenstein, Israel, 1st place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Rosebud
© Oded Wagenstein, Israel
1st place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Single

A child from the Serotetto family, part of the nomadic Nenets tribe, standing on the family’s wooden sleigh, during their migration over the river of Ob. Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia. March 2017.

 

Goal Keeper, © Alexei Filippov, Russia, 3rd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Single, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Goal Keeper
© Alexei Filippov, Russia
3rd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Single

Goal keeper Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) warms up before semifinals match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup between Germany and Mexico.

 

Gemini, © Shiva Khademi, Iran, 1st place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Gemini
© Shiva Khademi, Iran
1st place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series

According to global statistics, one percent of the world’s population consists of twins and multiples. Based on the statistics from Iran National Organization for Civil Registration, the multiple births in Iran have been up to three percent of births since 2011. In spite of their low percentage, multiples have had a profound impact throughout history. Sometimes they have been worshiped as gods, sometimes as charmers. Twins have marked their footsteps in myths, and accordingly, there are a lot of resemblances in various cultures; such as Castor and Pollux who were known as “the heavenly twins” and are often associated with Gemini; Romulus and Remus, Jacob and Esau, Horus and Seth, etc.

When I faced identical twins, I was mesmerized by their matching outfits, similar make-up and hairstyles and body language; I was astonished by the fact that they finished each other’s sentences or uttered words with the same tone together; they even smiled or had a think at the same time, sometimes had similar dreams, similar exam results, and they had identical tastes… and these similar behaviors were strange and astounding, yet so ordinary and innate according to themselves.

The question that led to the idea of this photo collection in my mind was that, is their identity “one” that has been repeated twice, or do they have their own independent existence, despite being double? Are they a manifestation of beauty which has been duplicated? Is their nature a line between reality and fantasy?  It’s all as if they touch the flowing forgotten feelings and waken something deep within us, which originates in the depth of obscure ancient rituals and cultures.

 

Vera’s Seasons, © Tatyana Tkachyova, Belarus, 2nd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Vera’s Seasons
© Tatyana Tkachyova, Belarus
2nd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series

On January 1, Vera who has spent her whole life in Volozhin celebrated her 91st birthday. She married, raised three children, worked and brought up her grandchildren. She is not afraid of old age, she believes these are her final seasons and that her life is coming to a close. She likes wearing fancy dresses. This wardrobe contains her entire life.

 

Mari People in the Ural Region Wearing Traditional Costumnes, © Fyodor Telkov, Russia, 3rd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
Mari People in the Ural Region Wearing Traditional Costumnes
© Fyodor Telkov, Russia
3rd place : Portrait. A Hero of Our Time : Series

Unique folk costumes are among the main elements of Mari self-identity and their pride in the Ural region. Their garments are passed from generation to generation, and some suits are several hundred years old. The secrets of their unique embroidery have been lost.

 

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2017 Winners

 

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