Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Exhibition

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

The contest was founded on December 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 was killed in the line of duty in southeastern Ukraine.

The competition is aimed at supporting young photographers and promoting the goals of contemporary photojournalism. This is Russia’s only platform that helps young photographers make a name for themselves.

In 2018 young photographers from 77 countries entered. The 2018 winners represent 14 countries, including photographers from Russia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belarus, Kenya and South Africa. Russia, Iran and Belarus lead in the number of entries, followed by India, Israel, Spain and South Africa.

About 6000 entries from young photographers were assessed by leading figures in international and Russian photography and art.

In 2018, the main categories are

1. Top news.

This category features important events in the lives of individuals and nations: leading political and social events, reports from war zones and natural disaster sites, as well as decisive moments in people’s lives.

2. Sports.

This category involves entries that feature moments in sport: athletes’ victories and dramatic defeats, regular training and the beauty of sports competitions.

3. My planet.

This category features works reflecting the entire multicolored palette of topics and images from all over the world. The author’s task is to show an everyday life kaleidoscope in its timeless beauty and harmony, uniting scenes from everyday life; the life of big cities and small towns, images of nature, ethnic and religious holidays. 

4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time.

This category features individual or group portraits. Photos can be documentary or staged. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of their characters, express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and image as a whole.

The jury has selected winners of the first, second and third place for a single photo and winners of the first, second and third place for a series. Some works have received jury honorary mention.

The Grand Prix prize was awarded at the Awards Ceremony.

These sixty seven Award Winning images are on exhibit at the Chavonnes Battery Museum from 23rd November 2018 to February 2019, please find details below...

  • Wheelchair and Pram Friendly
  • FREE Wifi
  • Entry includes Museum
  • Fri - Mon: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Tue - Thu: 9 am to 4 pm
  • FREE for Kids (16 and under)
  • R 100 Adults


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