A photographer from yet another country has joined the Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest. Photojournalists from Nicaragua have submitted their entries for the first time. This is the second Central American country to take part in the contest. Photographers from Guatemala and Costa Rica have been involved in the competition in the past.
By mid-February, single photograph and photo series submissions have been received from several dozen countries. The 8th Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest was opened to submissions in December 2021. Most of the submissions are from three countries: Russia, India and Bangladesh. Iran is fourth, followed by submissions from Brazil and Afghanistan (for the first time).
Contest curator Oksana Oleinik, Head of Rossiya Segodnya’s Photo Projects Desk, commented:
“It is still too early to discuss the best photos of 2022. However, we are very excited by the submissions so far, specifically, the number of countries and the diversity of subjects chosen by the contestants. We will be receiving submissions for another week and a half, and I know that many pleasant surprises and maybe some real discoveries lie in store for the contest, especially for our celebrity jury,” she noted.
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm Moscow time on February 28 via the Russian language (http://stenincontest.ru), English language (https://stenincontest.com) and Chinese language (https://cn.stenincontest.com) pages on the contest website. Contestants can submit a single photo or a series in any of the four contest categories: Top News, Sports, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time.
For 2022, the prize money includes 125,000, 100,000 and 75,000 rubles for first, second and third place in each category; and the Grand Prix winner will receive 700,000 rubles.
The international jury was announced in January 2022, and it will begin the selection process in April. The short-list of entries will be published by mid-June at stenincontest.ru.
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.
International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio, RT TV channel and website, Askanews, Independent Media, Telam news agency, ANA, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily, The Paper , Al Mayadeen.
Industry partners: Russian Union of Journalists, YOung JOurnalists, Russian Photo, Photo-study.ru, Photo Academy, Fotoargenta, LF Magazine, All About Photo, Artdoc, IPhoto Channel, For Photographers Only, PhotON Festival as an international exhibition partner.