Launch of online voting in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

People are invited to choose their favorite entry from shots submitted by young photojournalists around the world

The judging panel has determined which photo submitted by a young photojournalist is the most impressive in 2022, and netizens are invited to share their opinion and help decide who will win this year’s Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.

Nominees for the award come from 14 countries.

All a user needs to do to vote is follow this link and click on the icon next to their favorite photo.

Potential jurors have the whole month of July ahead of them to peruse this year’s shortlisted works and make an informed choice.

Entries are divided into four categories: “Top News”, “Sports”, “My Planet” and “Portrait”. A hero of our time.’

Unlike last year, Internet users do not need to have a social media account to participate.

The author of the most voted photo will be announced in early August, receiving a certificate from the organizers.

In September, the competition committee will announce the shortlisted winners as well as the Grand Prize winner.

By the end of the year, the organizers hope to set up a presentation tour of the works of the winners. The exhibit is expected to make landfall in various cities around the world, but as of now no further details are forthcoming.

Last year’s main prize was shared between Russian photographer Mary Gelman and her Turkish colleague, Sebnem Coskun.

Gelman’s work depicts the moving love story of an elderly couple with Down syndrome living in a special social village. His Turkish counterpart enchanted the public and the committee with his shot, illustrating the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the environment. The photo showed a freediver surrounded by plastic waste as she made her descent into the Bosphorus.

The photos shortlisted this year depict, among other themes, the fight against Covid 19 in the Philippines and the so-called caravan of migrants in Central America.

The annual event is organized by Rossiya Segodnya, the Russian media group, with RT being one of the contest’s media partners.

The aim of the competition is to launch young photojournalists from around the world and help them make a name for themselves in the industry. It also aims to remind the public how important and sometimes difficult the work of photojournalism is.

The competition is named after Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who was killed in 2014 while covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The car in which he was traveling came under artillery fire.

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