The Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) is one of the most prestigious photo competitions for professional, amateur and student photographers from around the world. It is judged by an international panel of experts that includes renowned photographers, editors and picture buyers.
The winners of the main categories are invited to attend the AWARDS CEREMONY and GALA to compete for the main award of the “SIPA Photographer of the Year”. The overall winner and the category winners receive the coveted PANGEA PRIZE crystal statuette.
The awards ceremony takes place in Siena (Italy) at the Teatro dei Rinnovati theatre. On this day, the final Saturday of October, the “SIPA Photographer of the Year” and the award-winning images come out.
An exhibition of the winning and honorable mention images, as well as Remarkable Artworks, named “Imagine All The People Sharing All The World”, is located each year at the exhibition space of the ex-distillery “Lo Stellino”.
The yearbook “Beyond The Lens” presenting all prize-winning entries is published annually in two languages (Italian and English).
Theme: Nature, Wildlife, Photojournalism, Street, Travel, Underwater, Sports, Architecture, People, Covid
sipacontest.com
Closing date – January 10, 2021
Prize pool – SIPAContest Photo of the Year € 1.500,00 worth of photography equipment + SIPAContest Photographer of the Year Pangea Prize 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery SIPAContest Storyboard Winner € 500,00 worth of photography equipment + Storybord Winner Pangea Prize 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special at the Guest Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery SIPAContest Category Winner Category Winner Pangea Prize 1 overnight stay in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery SIPAContest Honorable Mention Winner Parchment Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery SIPAContest Remarkable Artwork Winner Parchment Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery Best Author € 500,00 worth of photography equipment + Best Author Pangea Prize 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner Advertising on international press and on main online media Publication in our online gallery
Entry fee – None for 1 picture
Eligibility – Professional, amateur and student photographers
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as his or her own. The entrant allows the contest organizers to use, free of charge, the entered images for promotional purposes related to the photo contest, as a catalogue, calendar, and website, unless specifically stated otherwise on the registration form by the participant.
Usage Rights policy – No photographs entered for Siena International Photo Awards will be offered for sale or used by any of the Siena International Photo Awards sponsors for any commercial or other purposes other than for the marketing of Siena International Photo Awards, the competition, and/or the exhibition and catalogue without the approval of the photographer.