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The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest was established on December 22, 2014. Russia’s largest international contest for young photographers is named in honor of Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who died in eastern Ukraine while on assignment. The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO.
Applications can now be submitted to the stenincontest.com website through March 22, 2017. Photographers of 18 to 33 years of age qualify to take part.
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest aims to promote young photographers and attract public attention to photojournalism and its mission. It is Russia’s only platform to discover new photojournalists and develop high standards for documentary photography in Russia and the world.
In 2016, about 6000 entries by young photojournalists from 71 countries, including Russia, have been submitted to the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The contest covers five continents, stretching from Europe and North and South America to Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Russian participants are drawn from all corners of the country – from Kaliningrad, Moscow and St. Petersburg to Vladivostok and Yalta.
The Award Ceremony took place in Moscow and the winning entries were exhibited around the world – Moscow, Istanbul, Cape Town, Cairo, Berlin, Shanghai, Rome and etc.
The jury comprises leading figures from both Russian and international photo community, including Denis Paquin, Associated Press’ deputy director of photography; Zheng Wei, vice director of the Photographic News Department of China’s Xinhua News Agency; Aldo Mendichi, an Italian photographer and organizer of educational courses and seminars; Irina Chmyreva, Russian fine arts expert; Senior Researcher, Institute of Theory and History of Art at the Russian Academy of Arts; Xenia Nikolskaya Russian-swedish photographer, Curator of international exhibition projects; Yury Kozyrev, Russian photojournalist, jury member and multiple winner of the World Press Photo Awards; Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya’s photojournalist, multiple international awards winner.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: By submitting an Entry to the Contest, each Contest Participant guarantees that he or she created the Entry and is the holder of the exclusive right to the Entry. USAGE RIGHTS: For the purposes of this Contest, the Contest Participants grant the Organizer the right to use the Photo Images submitted to the Contest. Contest Participants who accepted the Offer grant the Organizer a non-exclusive license to use the Photo Images for the purposes of the Contest by the means stated in the Offer. The License to use the Photo Images is granted by the Contest Participant free of charge and from the date when the Contest Participant transfers the Photo Images to the Organizer by uploading them to the Website until the end of the Contest. Under the Agreement with the Contest Winner, Winners and Runners-up shall grant the Organizer a non-exclusive license to their Entries free of charge, and this includes the right to use the Entries by any means, assuming that this use neither contradicts current laws of the Russian Federation and no international laws, throughout the entire term of the protection of the exclusive right to the Entries created by Contest Participants worldwide, as well as grant the Organizer any other rights under the Agreement with the Winner.
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