Thousands of submissions from dozens of nations acquired at annual picture contest in reminiscence of slain journalist Andrei Stenin

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An annual worldwide contest for younger photojournalists, which commemorates Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, who was killed in jap Ukraine, has introduced its first outcomes after entries closed in late February.

The seventh annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest has acquired nearly 4,500 submissions from some 70 international locations from all around the globe, the occasion organizers stated on Wednesday.

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This yr, most entries got here from Indian photographers, adopted by contributors from Russia. Numerous works have additionally been submitted by younger photojournalists from Iran, Bangladesh, Italy and China.

“Every year we look forward to the new participants from new countries for the contest, and we are never disappointed. I am sure there are very few countries in the world whose photographers do not know about our contest or have not taken part in it,” Oksana Oleinik, curator of the competition and head of the Rossiya Segodnya information company’s visible tasks, stated.

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The contributors compete in 4 fundamental classes: Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time. Each participant was invited to submit a single picture and one picture collection in every of the 4 classes.

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The already chosen worldwide jury of the competition will begin choosing the most effective works in late April. The shortlist of the competition might be revealed mid-summer, kicking off on-line voting, with the award set to be introduced in Moscow in September.

The annual occasion is hosted by Russia’s Rossiya Segodnya below the aegis of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. It commemorates probably the greatest photographers the company has ever had, Andrei Stenin, who was killed by Ukrainian authorities forces in 2014 whereas he was protecting the continuing battle in Donbass.

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