Public vote announced for Stenin contest

07 June 2016


The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest has opened the online voting for the best photograph or photo series. The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO. Every user can select their favourite photograph or photo series done by young photographers included in the shortlist. The winner of the online voting will be announced on 20 July 2016 at the contest website ( The winner will be awarded with the diploma at the ceremony in Moscow on 30 of August 2016.

Alexander Shtol, director of Rossiya Segodnya’s Photo Information Directorate said: 'It is the first time we have decided to give the opportunity to the internet users to play the role of the jury and evaluate the work of young photojournalists. Meanwhile the finalists will get to know what the public think of them.

The winners will be announced by professional jury on August 4,  2016. The award ceremony, Grand Prix announcement and the opening ceremony of the related exhibition will take place in Moscow on August 30, 2016. Traditionally, the winning entries are exhibited in Russia and abroad before the end of the year.

Image: © Alessandro Rota / South Sudan: from war to life.