Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2024 for Photographers  

Competition Grant / Award in Art and Humanities , in Journalism
  • Russia, Russia
  • Apply Before : March 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 95816
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Photography and Journalism
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Competition is now open to young photographers internationally. The contest aims to promote young photographers and support them in their efforts for professional excellence.

Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency organizes the competition. So, are you a young photographer interested in participating in such an international contest? If yes, you should apply.

Contest Details

Submission deadline: March 15, 2024 (11:59 pm (GMT+3)

Shortlist Announcement: June 17, 2024

Online Voting Start: July 1, 2024 (12:01 am (GMT+3)

Online Voting End: July 31, 2024  (11:59 pm (GMT+3)

Winners’ List Publishing: October 2024

Eligible Countries: All

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest Details

  • The first, second, and third place prizes will be presented to a single or a series of photo images in each category.
  • The best Contest Photo among Contest Participants in all categories will be awarded a Grand Prize.
  • The Jury may award Honorable Mentions to three Photo Images & Series in each category.
  • In addition to the main Contest categories, users can vote online for Photo Entries of Winners, Runners-up, and Photo Images awarded an Honorable Mention.
  • A Contestant who gets the most User votes receives a Contest diploma, too.

The prizes

  • Grand Prize winner: RUB 700,000
  • First place winner (each category – individual Photo Image or Series): RUB 125,000
  • Second place winner (each category – individual Photo Image or Series): RUB 100,000
  • Third place winner (each category – individual Photo Image or Series): RUB 75,000
  • Additional prizes may be offered by Contest Sponsors and Partners.

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest Categories

The 2024 contest will include five categories in which young photographers can compete:

Top News: Major political and social events, war zones, natural disasters, decisive life moments.

Sports: Moments in sports, athlete victories, dramatic losses, sports training, and the beauty of sports competitions.

My Planet: Multicolored palette of global topics and images, everyday life kaleidoscope, big cities, small towns, nature, ethnographic and religious holidays.

Portrait. A Hero of Our Time: Individual or group portraits, documentary or posed, emphasize the author’s ability to reveal inner worlds and express mental qualities and character through appearance.

Top View:

  • Single photographs from a bird’ s-eye view depict plants, animals, city life, people, everyday life, sporting events, and abstract imagery.
  • Applicants accepted from quadcopters, photo cameras, or mobile phones.
  • Emphasis on shooting angle, anticipating breathtaking views and surprising stories.

Awards in Each Category:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for a single photograph and a series.

Contest Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should review the following criteria before applying to the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest:

  • The Contest is open to Russian and foreign citizens who are professional photographers.
  • Participants should be 18-33 years old when the Contestant submits the Photo Image(s) to the Contest.
  • The submitter may submit only one Photo Image or (a Series of Images) per category.
  • Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2023. In special cases, a series of photographs started in previous years are accepted. In such a case, the final picture of the series must have been taken in 2023 or 2024.
  • Entry to the competition is free at no cost.

Evaluation Process

The Contest Jury, consisting of internationally renowned photography experts, will select winners in each category in four rounds.

First round: Qualification round to pick Contest Entries for the semifinals out of all successful entries.

Second round: Selecting finalists.

Third round: Selecting Winners and Runners-up.

 Fourth round: Selecting the Grand Prize winner.

Selection Criteria

The Jury member will consider these criteria while selecting the winners:

  • Originality
  • Integrity
  • A creative approach
  • Compliance with the Contest terms and conditions for the theme or category.

How do you enter the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest?

Eligible applicants can apply for the contest by submitting their photo entries online.


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Entry Submission and Requirements

Participants should consider the following technical measures while preparing and submitting their entries:

  • Contestants upload Photo Images on the Website.
  • Required information in the “Forms”:
  1. E-mail address.
  2. Name and family name.
  3. Date and place of birth.
  4. Biography, contact details, residence information.
  5. Work details (organization, address, website).
  6. Contest learning source.
  • Form during Image upload includes title and detailed description in Russian or English.
  • Each entry receives an ID for the Jury vote.
  • The jury remains unaware of the Contestants’ names until the Winner’s announcement.

Technical Requirements:

    • Image specifications: JPG files, 10 to 2,200 px, up to 5,700 px on the long side.
    • File size limit: 20 Mb.
    • EXIF data must be included.
    • Photos must be created on or after January 1, 2023, except the Series last image in 2023-2024.
    • Single Images or Series accepted (max 12).
    • Minor processing allowed (cropping, white balance, density correction).
    • Restrictions: No frames, collages, heavy processing, montage, erasing, or changing parts.
    • The Contest Organizer may request original electronic files.
    • Images should not reveal the photographer’s identity (details in the description).


For more details and to read the complete contest rules, click the official link.


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