Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest for 2020 Calling for Entries

Photojournalists around the globe, including Cambodia, are encouraged to show their journalism photography to the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest for 2020.

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (www.stenincontest.com) is an annual contest for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33.

The competition is aimed to support young photographers and promote the goals of photojournalism. The contest is a platform for young photographers; talented, empathetic and open-minded, they draw our attention to people and events around us.

Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 29, 2020. Photo series and single photos can be submitted through the stenincontest.ru website in Russian, English and Chinese, according to the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency's recent announcement.

The 2020 competition includes four categories Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. One single entry and one photo series can be submitted in each of the four categories.

Cash awards for the 2020 competition are 125,000, 100,000 and 75,000 rubles (100 rubles equal to US$1.6) for the first, second and third places in each category. The winner of the highest Stenin competition award � the Grand Prix � will receive 700,000 rubles.

Apart from the financial side, the contest gives young photojournalists the opportunity to show their work at Russian and international venues � a touring exhibit of the winners has become an integral part of the project and has been shown in dozens of cities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

We are looking forward to even more participants next year (2020), and more interesting works. Discovering new names in photography is an incredibly exciting and responsible task, and I'm sure the international jury will do a great job in 2020, commented Oksana Oleinik, the curator of the photo contest and the head of the Visual Projects Service at Rossiya Segodnya.

In 2019 the contest set new record - around 6,000 entries from 80 countries across five continents were submitted.

The contest was founded on Dec. 22, 2014 by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. The contest is named after Andrei Stenin, Rossiya Segodnya special photojournalist who died in the line of duty.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press