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Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

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Despite SIPA being thought of as a worldwide competition, this is not our main goal. In fact, we would like to be considered an event in which sharing the experience comes before winning; an opportunity which allows like-minded amateur and professional photographers to gather in Siena with the desire and the pride to be part of the same family and to be a SIPAmate (I am a SIPA mate).

This is the aim that guides us more and more everyday.

Photo of the Day (by MARCO ANFOSSI - 14 October 2019)

Each day the Picture Editor of Siena International Photo Awards features the “Photo of the Day” choosed among thousands images entered from all over the world.
Enter the Siena International Photo Awards for a chance to win the coveted “Pangea Prize” and the "Photo of the Day" title!

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An image by Bangladeshi photographer K M Asad wins the title of “Photographer of the Year 2018”

The "Photographer of the Year" and the "Best Author" this year are from Bangladesh and United Kingdom. Selected from more than 48,000 of entries, an image of a young refugee - a traumatized Rohingya girl - is the overall winner of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) contest
The photo, titled "Battle Victim", was shot by Bangladeshi documentary photographer K M Asad.
Tariq Zaidi, a freelance photographer based out of London, UK, represented by Zuma Press (USA) and Getty Images (UK), won the prestigious title of “Best Author 2018,” thanks to his powerful stories from Congo, North Corea, Brazil and Sudan.

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Jump For Joy

Happiness is a point of view. Share yours! We don't look for easy smiles or stereotypical images, but a story of true happiness. Joy could mean a walk in the park, cuddling up with your favorite book or exploring new parts of the world. [...]

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The Pangea Prize

The Pangea Prize represents a light drop which becomes, as if by magic, the symbol par excellence as the light nourishes photography. A metaphor of perfection, reflection, refraction, for optical lenses and imagination, the future and the world.
It also takes on the embrace that the "Siena International Photo Awards" organisers wish to create with the world gathered in Siena during the days of the Festival with photographers from all continents: all together to support the love for images, for the transparency of man acts, for the harmony of light, for the sweetness of colours, for the good and beautiful.

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The photo books of the "Beyond the Lens" series

The photo books of the "Beyond the Lens" series collect the best shots of the editions of Siena International Photo Awards.
The images are collected in the precious large format photo books with the hardback cover.
A journey through creative images with a strong emotional meaning and of indisputable artistic value illustrate scenes of life, memories and travel adventures, a roundup of glances and people expressions, distinctive sports actions as well as fantastic stories related to nature, wildlife, landscapes, the environment and the cultural value of food worldwide.

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Photo exhibition "Beyond the Lens"

The photo exhibition "Beyond the Lens" will be held in a building re-qualified for hosting a strategic exhibition site of the Festival.
It will showcase the award-winning photographs and the best pictures of the Siena International Photo Awards.

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