Stenin Photo Contest announces winners of online voting

21 July 2016


The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, run by Rossiya Segodnya in partnership with the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO, has announced the results of the online voting to determine the best entry. Internet users voted for the best photograph or photo series on the official website between 30 May and 20 July 2016. ‘The Knights’ by Gehad Hamdy (Egypt) won the Sports category by gaining the highest number of votes. Gehad Hamdy will receive a certificate in recognition for winning the competition. All the winning entries will be displayed at the Museum of Moscow between 30 August and 11 September 2016. The professional jury is expected to announce which entry it has chosen to win on 4 August 2016.

The exhibition of the Stenin Photo Contest winners at the Museum of Moscow will include over 200 works by photographers from Russia, China, Hungary, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Bangladesh, India, Palestine, Syria, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The best young photojournalists aged 18-33 years will also display their work depicting cities and provinces, politicians and athletes, as well as heroes and ordinary people as part of the exhibit. The Museum of Moscow will serve as the first exhibition venue for the winning works which will later be displayed across Russia and internationally.

Image: © Gehad Hamdy.

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest ( aims to promote young photographers and raise public awareness of photojournalism and its purpose. It is Russia’s only platform purposely aimed at discovering new photojournalists and supporting and encouraging high standards of documentary photography in Russia and the around world.  This year the contest had a record-breaking international reach, featuring photographers from 71 countries and from all five continents competing for the right to call themselves the best in the world.

The 2016 contest is supported by major Russian and international media outlets, news agencies and photo societies. Its general information sponsors are: The Rossiya K TV Channel (Russia Culture),, the  news and information portal portal and the Russian Photo portal. The contest’s international information partners are: the Askanews news agency, EFE news agency, EBC, Notimex news agency, RT TV network and portal, The Royal Photographic Society, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), Xinhua news agency,  Independent Media, ANTARA Foto press photo agency. The contest’s professional information partners are: the Academy of Photography, the agency , the photography educational website, the Moscow Union of Journalists, the Union of Student and Youth Media,  the portal Young Journalists and the Uglich Photo Parade festival.