Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2020


Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest

Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest

Opening: December 22, 2019
Deadline: February 29, 2020
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. In 2019 the contest set new record – around 6000 entries from 80 countries across five continents were submitted. 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.

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is open to participants aged 18 to 33. It aims to promote young photographers and support them in their strive for professional perfection.

Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs.

Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2019. In exceptional cases, series of photographs started in previous years are accepted. In such case, the last photograph of the series must have been taken in 2019 or 2020.


  • 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.


  • 22.12.2019 – Open for entries
  • 29.02.2020 – Entries close
  • 16.06.2020 – Shortlist announcement
  • 01.07.2020 – Open online vote
  • September 2020 – Winner’s list, awards ceremony
  • September 2020 – Opening of the photo exhibition



Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2017 Winners


Primordial Feeling Call for Entries – Cornel/Henry Art
Primordial Feeling Call for Entries - Cornel/Henry Art