The ANDREI STENIN Photojournalism contest launched

The ANDREI STENIN Photojournalism contest launched

Feb 19,2015

Professional photojournalists from around the world of ages 18 to 33 can compete in this contest.

Information agency Rossiya Segodnya and Russian Commission for UNESCO are organizing an international photojournalism contest in honor of  Russian journalist Andrew Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine in August 2014.

Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 20 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 file name must contain the serial number of the photograph, name and last name of the author, title and year it was shot, separated by underscores, for example: 01_Smith_James_The_Spring_2011. The name of the file must be given in Latin script. 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, 2014. 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 2014 or 2015.

The prizes consist of a grand prix of RUB500,000 (US$7,849), RUB50,000 (US$784) for first place, RUB35,000 (US$549) for second place and  RUB25,000 (US$392), third place.

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

The deadline is April 15.