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Under the patronage of
  • 12/22/2016
    for entries
  • 03/22/2017
  • 05/23/2017
  • 08/07/2017
  • 09/07/2017
    Awards ceremony,
    opening of the photo exhibition

Photo upload

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

The file name must contain the serial number of the photograph, name and last name of the author, title and year it was shot, separated by underscores, for example: 01_Smith_James_The_Spring_2011. The name of the file must be given in Latin script. The file size must not exceed 20 Mb. The file must also contain all the EXIF data.

Entries are uploaded and stored by the participant on his or her personal page at STENINCONTEST.COM. Photos can be added or replaced until the participant submits the entry. After the entry is submitted, photos can no longer be added or replaced.

Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2016. 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 2016 or 2017.

A complete list of requirements can be found in the Contest Regulations.


Top News

Single (0)/ Series (0)

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.

Single photo (0/1)
    Photo series (0/12)


      Single (0)/ Series (0)

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

      Single photo (0/1)
        Photo series (0/12)

          My Planet

          Single (0)/ Series (0)

          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.

          Single photo (0/1)
            Photo series (0/12)

              Portrait. A Hero of Our Time

              Single (0)/ Series (0)

              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.

              Single photo (0/1)
                Photo series (0/12)

                  To be accepted, entries must be sent before 23:59 (Moscow time) on March 22, 2017.

                  Please note that after selecting "Submit", it will no longer be possible to replace photos uploaded to the participant’s personal page at STENINCONTEST.COM, or to upload new ones.

                  Public offer


                  This public offer was drafted by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (the “Organizer”) in relation to the II Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest (the “Contest”) to be held between December 22, 2015, and August 30, 2016 (the “Contest Term”), the provisions of which were published online at www.stenincontest.com(the “Website”).

                  1. Effects of the Offer
                  1.1. This public offer (the “Offer”) is the Organizer’s proposal to individuals that meet the criteria in Article 1.7 of the Offer and respond to the Offer (the “Creator”) to close a license agreement (the “Agreement”) on the conditions stated below.
                  1.2. The Offer is a public offer as defined by Article 437 Paragraph 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.
                  1.3. The Offer enters into force upon being published on the Website and is valid until completion of the Entry Acceptance stage of the Contest, that is, until 11:59 pm on Mart 22, 2016.
                  1.4. The Organizer may cancel the Offer if the Contest is cancelled according to applicable law without explaining the reasons.
                  1.5. The Organizer may, at any time, make amendments or additions to the Offer that come into effect upon publication on the Website.
                  1.6. Invalidity of one or more provisions of the Offer does not invalidate the remaining provisions of the Offer.
                  1.7. The Contest is open to individuals aged 18 to 33 who are professional photographers as defined by the Organizer in the Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest Rules (the “Rules”).
                  1.8. In accordance with Article 438 Paragraph 3 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the Offer is deemed accepted if the Creator undertakes the actions described in Section 4 of the Offer. If the Creator does not agree with any provisions of the Offer below he or she must refuse to close the Agreement or participate in the Contest.

                  2. Subject of the Agreement
                  2.1. The Creator provides the Organizer, free of charge, with a non-exclusive license (the “License”) to the photographic works provided by the Creator for participation in the Contest (the “Works”) on the terms hereof.
                  3. Provision of the License
                  3.1. The Creator provides the Organizer with the License, the right to use the Works for the purposes of organizing the Contest and/or promoting the Contest, the Organizer, sponsors and partners of the Contest by any means that do not contradict the laws of the Russian Federation or international law for the term between the Offer acceptance date and the Contest completion date worldwide.
                  The Creator provides the Organizer with the License, the right to use the Works for the entire term of protection of the exclusive right to the Works worldwide, including for the purposes of displaying the Works (Entries) and creating a photo album of the Contest as follows:

                  • reproduction, that is, production of one or more copies of the Works or their parts in any material form. Recording the Works on electronic media, including storage in computer memory, is also reproduction;
                  • distribution by providing copies of the Works;
                  • communication of the Works, including by posting on the Website;
                  • public display and performance of the Works;
                  • import of copies of the Works for distribution;
                  • broadcasting of the Works on the air, by streaming, cable or rebroadcasting.
                  The Organizer may provide the License to third parties (under sublicense agreements).
                  The final names of the photo album and the exhibition produced by the Organizer upon the results of the Contest will be solely selected by the Organizer.
                  3.2. The Creator guarantees that:
                  • The Creator is the sole author of the Works;
                  • Provision of the License hereunder does not violate the rights or interests of third parties.
                  3.3. The Creator allows the Works to be used without stating the name of the Creator.
                  3.4. The Creator gives his full and irrevocable consent to amending the Works and providing the Works with comments and notes.

                  4. Closure of the Agreement
                  4.1. The Agreement will be closed upon the Creator’s acceptance of the Offer.
                  4.2. The Creator accepts the Offer by undertaking all of the following actions:
                  4.2.1. the Creator fills out the form on the Website;
                  4.2.2. the Creator provides a copy of his or her Work(s) to the Organizer via the Website;
                  4.2.3. the Creator confirms he/she has read the Rules and the Offer by clicking on “I have read and agree to the Rules of the Contest and the Offer and accept these” at the end of the registration form.
                  4.3. The Creator’s undertaking of all the actions in paragraphs 4.2.1 to 4.2.3 of the Offer constitutes unconditional acceptance of the Offer.
                  4.4. The Agreement comes into effect upon the Creator’s fulfillment of the actions under paragraphs 4.2.1 to 4.2.3 of the Offer.
                  4.5. By undertaking all the actions under paragraphs 4.2.1 to 4.2.3 of the Offer, the Creator confirms that he/she has read the terms of the Offer, recognizes the effects of his/her actions, has the full right to undertake them and fully accepts the conditions of the Offer without any exceptions and/or restrictions.

                  5. Dispute resolution
                  5.1. Any disputes hereunder shall be resolved by negotiation.
                  5.2. When impossible to resolve by negotiations, the dispute shall be forwarded to a court of general jurisdiction at the location of the Organizer.

                  6. Other provisions
                  6.1. Under Federal Law On Personal Data 152-FZ dated 27.07.2006, the Creator hereby agrees to the processing of his/her personal data by any means that do not contradict the law for the purposes of this Agreement according to the terms in the Personal Data Processing Policy.
                  6.2. The Offer shall be governed and construed according to the laws of the Russian Federation.

                  7. Organizer’s details:
                  Full name: Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency
                  Abbreviated name: Rossiya Segodnya
                  Legal address: 4/1,2,3 Zubovsky Blvd. Moscow 119021, Russian Federation
                  Telephone/fax: +7 (495) 645-6470 / +7 (495) 645-4545
                  TIN: 7704853840
                  Main state registration
                  number: 5137746242937 Document 77 No. 015521715 dated December 26, 2013

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                  According to the Contest Rules, participants must be
                  18 to 34 years old as of the date of submitting an entry.