The contest

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2019 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 Pawel Bebenca - 26 September 2020)

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 British photographer Jonathan Banks wins the title of Photo of the Year. Best Author is American photojournalist Matt McClain

Winning photographers were awarded the 26th of October at the Award Ceremony in the historic Theater Rinnovati in Siena, Italy. SIPAContest is now one of the world’s top international photography competitions. The awards event drew more than 300 photographers and guests from around the globe.

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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 "Imagine all the People sharing all the World"

The photo exhibition "Imagine all the People sharing all the World" 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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