The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2019


28th February 2019

Who may enter
The competition is open to professional photographers aged between 18 and 33 years old.

The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO. It is an annual contest for young photojournalists.

Every year, the contest allows young photojournalists from around the globe to show us what moves and concerns them. Among the main issues contestants address are global humanitarian challenges, preserving national identity and traditions, social equality and environment. 

Since the first year of the contest, the number of participating countries and entries has grown every year. In 2018, around 6000 entries by young photojournalists from 77 countries were submitted to the contest. The winning entries were exhibited around the world. 

The contest has five categories:

1. Top News (single/series)
2. Sports (single/series)
3. My Planet (single/series)
4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time (single/series)
5. Inspiration (single)

Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs. Photographs must have been taken on or after January 1, 2018. 

To see past winners, visit

Entry fee
Entry is free.

• The Grand Prize winner will receive RUB 700,000.
• The first place winner in each category will receive RUB 100,000.
• The second place winner in each category will receive RUB 75,000.
• The third place winner in each category will receive RUB 50,000.

Please visit to learn more about the competition.