Photo Contest

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.

The 2019 contest will showcase five categories for which young photographers can vie for awards:

Top News – Single/Series
• Sports – Single/Series
• My Planet – Single/Series
• Portrait. A Hero of Our Time – Single/Series
• Inspiration – Single

1. 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.
2. Sports. This category involves entries, which captured moments in sport: victories of athletes and dramatic losses; daily sports training; the beauty of sports competitions.
• 3. 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.
• 4. 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.
• 5. Inspiration. The photos in this category focus on using the camera to capture the positive creative energy that accompanies the creative process. Any work that was inspired or became the manifestation of inspiration itself, whether it’s a landscape, a colorful genre or ethnic shot, or a portrait of a child or adult taken in different styles using various techniques, are eligible to participate.

• Entry deadline: 28th February 2019

• – The Grand Prize winner – RUB 700,000
• – The first place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images – RUB 100,000
• – The second place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images – RUB 75,000
• – The third place winner in each category for an individual Photo Image or a Series of Photo Images – RUB 50,000
Winners and Runners-up will be announced on August 6, 2018.
Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs.

• Copyright: Contest Participants grant the Organizer the right to use the Photo Images submitted to the Contest.

Image requirements: JPG files with compression from 10 and 2,200 px in size; up to 5,700 px on the long side; maximum 20 Mb in file size; Files must contain all EXIF data. Minor processing of the Photo Images is allowed, including cropping, white
balance correction, density correction (brightness, contrast). 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.

There is no entry fee to participate!
It’s free to enter!

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