As per the annual tradition, online users are welcome to help select the best entry from the shortlist of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2020. Users can vote online on the Russian website at https://stenincontest.ru/winners2020/ and the English website at https://stenincontest.com/winners2020/.
Voters will need to sign in using their VK, Facebook, Twitter or Weibo account. The vote is open until 11:59 pm (Moscow time) on July 31. The winners of the online vote will be announced in early August and the creator of the entry that is most popular among the internet audience will be awarded a contest certificate.
According to Oksana Oleinik, curator of the Andrei Stenin Contest and Head of the Photo Projects Desk at Rossiya Segodnya, the online vote gives internet users a chance to participate in debates with the expert jury and pick their own favorite.
“Today, when anybody can take a picture by clicking a button on their mobile phone camera, many people like to give their opinion about photography – and they often turn out to be quite knowledgeable and have good taste. Our contest selects the best of the best from the works of young photojournalists and we are extremely curious to see what viewers, for whom these photographs were created in the first place, think about the jury’s choice. Our professional jury selected a shortlist. The prize winners also picked by the jury will be announced in September. Meanwhile, the online vote will reveal which entry is the most remarkable and memorable for our internet audience. We would like to invite all photography enthusiasts to vote and look forward to seeing the results,” Oksana Oleinik noted.
In September, the Andrei Stenin Contest will announce winners on its website at stenincontest.ru | stenincontest.com. An exhibition of the winning works will open in Moscow the same month.
Contest organizers also plan to launch the traditional world roadshow of the winners’ photographs in various cities throughout the world later in the year.
About the contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, aims to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism today. It is a platform for young photographers – talented and sensitive individuals open to all things new – to highlight people and events near us.
2020 Stenin contest partners
General media partners: Vesti.Ru news website and the nationwide state Rossiya K TV Channel (Russia Culture). International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio, Askanews news agency, Independent Media multi-platform company, Notimexnews agency, ANAnews agency, RTTV channel and website, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily website, The Paperwebsite, Al Mayadeenmedia network, Prensa Latinanews agency, News1 news agency, DBWwebsite and Brasil 247website. Industry media partners: National Geographic Russia magazine, Russian Photowebsite, Photo-study.ruwebsite, Photo Academy, YOung JOurnalistswebsite, Fotoargentamagazine, Delhi Photography Club, Enfoque Visualmagazine and LF Magazine. International exhibition partner: PhotOn. Festival