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First Results of The Stenin Contest: Participants From 130 Countries in 8 Years

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MOSCOW, March 29 – RIA Novosti. The 8th Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest (http://stenincontest.com) entry period has ended. Here are some of its first results.

In 2022, the contest received about 3,000 entries from 54 countries. The top 5 leading countries in terms of the number of international photojournalism competitors were India, Bangladesh, China, Spain and Iran. Russian photographers were also among the most active participants in 2022.

The most popular category, with the largest number of entries, was My Planet, which showcases the striking multipolarity and diversity of the world with its natural landscapes, ethnic traditions and national customs.

For the first time since 2014, photojournalists from Nicaragua submitted entries. Over the past 8 years, competitors from more than 130 countries have entered the contest.
The professional jury will begin its work in April, and the shortlist will be published on the stenincontest.ru website (http://stenincontest.com).

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. 

General media partners: VGTRK (National State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company), SMOTRIM online-platform, Rossiya-Kultura TV channelMoskva-24 TV channel .

International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio, RT TV channel and website, Askanews, Independent Media, Telam news agencyANA, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily, The Paper , Al Mayadeen, Festival della Fotografia Etica.

Industry partners: Russian Union of JournalistsYOung JOurnalistsRussian Photo, Photo-study.ru, Photo Academy, FotoargentaAll About Photo, Artdoc, IPhoto Channel, For Photographers Only, PhotON Festival as an international exhibition partner.