Moscow, February 15, Rossiya Segodnya press service – The Shanghai United Media Group, a major newspaper publisher, will be a partner of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. Besides that President of the Xinmin Evening News Chen Qiwei is a member of the jury, SUMG will award a prize for the best, according to the editorial, photos, selecting it among winning entries.
Head of the international service of Shanghai United Media Group commented:
“Shanghai United Media Group, which is striving to become a powerful new generation media group, is happy to be working with Rossiya Segodnya, to become a partner of this photo contest and present its special prize. Shanghai United Media Group supports young people in the search for their perfect news, and hopes to see more extraordinary young photographers benefiting from such contacts and demonstrating their talent thanks to this project.”
The contest is open to participants aged 18 to 34. Entries are accepted at stenincontest.com until March 22, 2017. The 2017 contest will include the following categories in which young photographers can vie for awards: Top News, Sports, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time. The contest is organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of Russia’s Commission for UNESCO.
The Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG) includes two leading newspaper groups – Jiefang Daily Group and Wenhui-Xinmin United Media Group. Currently, the SUMG publishes over 20 newspapers and magazines and owns two publishing houses. The newspapers Jiefang Daily, Wenhui Daily and Xinmin Evening News are among the largest and most influential in China, with reputations that have stood the test of time. The SUMG is also a major shareholder of Shanghai Xinhua Media Co., Ltd. According to the latest report of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, the SUMG is the largest newspaper publisher in terms of total circulation.
About the contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest aims to support young photographers and to draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism in today’s world. It is a platform for young photographers — talented, sensitive and open to all things new — who draw our attention to the people and events around us.
The contest’s 2017 international media partners include: Al Mayadeen TV, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG) and ICRC.
General media partners of the contest include the news website Vesti.Ru, the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel, news website KP.ru, news website ZhurDom and the Russian Photo website. International media partners of the contest include Sputnik News Agency and Radio, Askanews news agency, Independent Media holding, Notimex news agency, RT TV channel and news site, The Royal Photographic Society, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), Xinhua news agency, ANDES news agency, news agency ANA and Al Mayadeen TV channel. Industry media partners include the Academy of Photography, GeoPhoto agency, Photo-study.ru educational portal, Bleek Magazine, the Union of Journalists of Moscow, the Union of Art Photographers of Russia, Young Journalists information portal and the festivals PhotoVisa and Uglich Photo Parade.