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Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2017 edition has received nearly 50.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 161 countries worldwide.

Early Bird deadline: Sunday, 31/12/2017

Photo of the Day (by Ami Vitale - 16 December 2017)

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.
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Siena International Photo Awards 2017 Winners Announced

The "Photographer of the Year" and the "Best Author" this year are both from the U.S. Selected from thousands of entries, a nature photo that incredibly captured lightning strikes and a flock of cranes in motion on the Ogallala Aquifer near Wood River, Nebraska, U.S.A., has been selected as the overall winner of the 2017 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) contest.
The photo, titled, "Sandhill Cranes", was shot by renowned National Geographic photographer Randy Olson.
Ami Vitale, an American who works as a contract photographer with National Geographic, won the Storytelling category and the prestigious title of "Best Author 2017".

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Splash of Colors

Color is everywhere: in flower gardens, on walls covered in graffiti, in the ocean and at Holi festivals. It brings meaning to national flags, support ribbons and belt levels in karate. Color infuses art, homes and nature with life. [...]

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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 published thanks to the generous contribution of Mark Getty, co-founder of Getty Images [...]

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Photo exhibition "Beyond the Lens"

It is precisely here, in this building re-qualified for hosting a strategic exhibition site of the Festival that, from October the 29th to November the 30th 2017, the photo exhibition "Beyond the Lens" will be held. It will showcase the award-winning photographs and the best pictures of the 2017 Siena International Photo Awards.

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The Jurors

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