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  • 02.03.2020
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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 name of the file must be given in Latin script and must contain the serial number of the photograph. 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, 2019. 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 2019 or 2020.

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

Categories

Top News. Singles

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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.

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    Top News. Series

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    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.

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      Sports. Singles

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      Entries in this category capture moments in sport: victorious highs and dramatic lows, daily training, the beauty of athletic competition.

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        Sports. Series

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        Entries in this category capture moments in sport: victorious highs and dramatic lows, daily training, the beauty of athletic competition.

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          My Planet. Singles

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          The entries in this category reflect the entire multicolored palette of topics and images from all over the world. The photographer’s challenge was to capture the kaleidoscope of everyday life in all its timeless beauty and harmony, life in big cities and small towns, nature scenes, folk and religious celebrations, and more.

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            My Planet. Series

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            The entries in this category reflect the entire multicolored palette of topics and images from all over the world. The photographer’s challenge was to capture the kaleidoscope of everyday life in all its timeless beauty and harmony, life in big cities and small towns, nature scenes, folk and religious celebrations, and more.

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              Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Singles

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              Entries in this category are individual and group portraits, either documentary or posed. The main factor in this category is the photographer’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters, find an expression of their spirit and personality through the uniqueness of their appearance and image as a whole.

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                Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Series

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                Entries in this category are individual and group portraits, either documentary or posed. The main factor in this category is the photographer’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters, find an expression of their spirit and personality through the uniqueness of their appearance and image as a whole.

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                  To be accepted, entries must be sent before 23:59 (Moscow time) on February 29, 2019.

                  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

                  OFFER ON LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH PARTICIPANT OF VI ANDREI STENIN INTERNATIONAL PRESS PHOTO CONTEST

                  Preamble
                  This public offer was drafted by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (the “Organizer”) in relation to the VI Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (the “Contest”) to be held between December 22, 2019, and December 21, 2020(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 who are willing to take part in the Contest, meet the criteria in Article 1.7 of the Offer and are ready to sign 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 February 29, 2020.
                  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 as of the date of submitting Photo Images for the Contest and 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 an individual undertakes the actions described in Section 4 of the Offer. If the individual does not agree with any provisions of the Offer below, he/she must refuse to accept the Offer or enter into the Agreement or participate in the Contest.

                  2. Subject of the Agreement
                  2.1. The person who accepts the Offer (the “Creator”) grants to the Organizer, free of charge, a non-exclusive license (the “License”) to the photographic works submitted by the Creator for the Contest (the “Works”) within the limits established hereunder.
                  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 here under 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 shall be deemed to have accepted all the terms set forth in the Offer without any reservations or exemptions if he/she undertakes the actions under paragraphs 4.2.1 to 4.2.3 here of.
                  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. If the parties fail to settle their dispute through negotiations, it shall be referred to a court of general jurisdiction at the location of the Organizer and settled in accordance with the applicable Russian law.

                  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

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                  According to the Contest Rules, participants must be
                  18 to 33 years old as of the date of submitting an entry.