UNESCO Andrei Stenin Photo Contest 2017 for Young Professional Photographers.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2017.

On the birthday of Rossiya Segodnya Special Photo Correspondent Andrei Stenin, the international contest commemorating him is now accepting photos from young photojournalists around the world.  Applications can now be submitted to the stenincontest.com website through March 22, 2017.  The Andrei Stenin photo contest was established by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of Russia’s Commission for UNESCO. It is Russia’s only platform to discover new names and supports young professional photographers.


  • Photographers of 18 to 33 years of age qualify to take part

The 2017 contest will showcase four categories for which young photographers can vie for awards: “Top News” and “Sport”,  “My Planet”  and “Portrait. A Hero of Our Time”. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes amount to 50,000, 35,000 and 25,000 rubles, respectively, with the Grand Prix set at 500,000 rubles.  Even more important is the opportunity for young photojournalists to showcase their works at Russian and international exhibitions.


  • 12/22/2016 Open for entries
  • 03/22/2017 Entries close
  • 05/23/2017 Shortlist announcement
  • 08/07/2017 Winner’s list
  • 09/14/2017 Awards ceremony, opening of the photo exhibition

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO Andrei Stenin Photo Contest 2017



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