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Siena International Photo Awards 2024

Siena International Photo Awards 2024

• Deadline: 9th January, 2024

Category: Several Categories.

• Prize: €2,500 + Exhibition

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE for more opportunities •



The Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) stands out as a preeminent competition, drawing participants from across the globe and spanning the spectrum of professional, amateur, and student photographers. What sets SIPAContest apart is its discerning evaluation process, executed by an esteemed international panel comprising accomplished photographers, seasoned editors, and discerning picture buyers.

Distinguished by its grandeur, the competition culminates in an illustrious AWARDS CEREMONY and GALA, where victors in the primary categories vie for the prestigious title of “SIPA Photographer of the Year.” The pinnacle of achievement is marked by the conferment of the esteemed PANGEA PRIZE crystal statuette, a symbol of artistic prowess and creative distinction bestowed upon both the overall winner and the victors in individual categories.

The vibrant city of Siena, Italy, serves as the enchanting backdrop for the awards spectacle, held at the venerable Teatro dei Rinnovati theatre. The climactic moment unfolds on the last Saturday of September, unveiling not only the “SIPA Photographer of the Year” but also showcasing the captivating award-winning images that have garnered international acclaim.

Beyond the ceremony, SIPAContest extends its impact through a compelling exhibition, titled “Imagine All The People Sharing All The World.” This exhibition, featuring Winning and Honorable Mention images alongside Remarkable Artworks, finds a home each year in the atmospheric exhibition space of the ex-distillery “Lo Stellino,” providing a fitting showcase for the visual narratives that have captured hearts and minds.

Adding to the legacy of SIPAContest is the annual publication of the comprehensive yearbook, “Beyond The Lens.” This bilingual publication, presented in both Italian and English, serves as a timeless compendium, meticulously curating and presenting all prize-winning entries. It stands as a testament to the diversity and brilliance encapsulated in the visual storytelling of each participant.

The allure of SIPAContest is not only the honor and recognition bestowed upon the winners but also the array of coveted prizes. Beyond the € 2,500 allocated for distribution among the victors, recipients are treated to enriching experiences, including luxurious overnight stays in Siena during the awards weekend, the privilege of showcasing their works in an international exhibition, and the distinct honor of having their photographs published in the esteemed “Beyond The Lens” series. The crowning glory, of course, is the receipt of the PANGEA PRIZE crystal statuette, an emblem of excellence and a tangible reminder of the artistic triumph achieved. SIPAContest thus emerges as a beacon for photographers worldwide, offering not just a competition but a transformative journey through recognition, exhibition, and publication.

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