Siena International Photo Award for Worldwide Photographers in Italy, 2018

Worldwide Photographers
Siena International Photo Award for Worldwide Photographers in Italy, 2018

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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.

General Rules

Siena International Photo Awards is a photographic contest open to professional and no professional photographers from all around the world. An entry may be excluded from the contest where the Organising Committee, in its discretion, would consider it not in accordance to the rules and conditions of the competition.

Themes and Categories

The photos must be based on the following categories and themes:

  • General Color
  • General Monochrome
  • Journeys & Adventures
  • Fascinating Faces and Characters
  • The Beauty of Nature
  • Animals in their Environment
  • Architecture & Urban Spaces
  • Sports in Actions
  • Splash of Colors (Special theme of the year 2018)
  • Portfolio Story-Telling


Starting date: 2017, November 12th
Early Bird deadline: 2017, December 31st
Contest deadline: 2018, January 31st
Jurors voting session: from March 1st to May 15th, 2018
Finalists call: 2018, April 1st
Call for HD files upload: within 2018, April 15th
Contest results release to Awarded participants: 2018 June 10th
Awards Ceremony: 2018, October 27th
Beyond the Lens Exhibition opening: 2018, October 28th


The participant with the highest final score image will be proclaimed with the title of Photographer of the Year SIPA Contest 2018 and will receive a prize equivalent to the amount of € 1,500.00 as attendance bonus to the Awards Ceremony. The decision of Siena International Photo Awards Jurors is final. The jury reserves the right to assign special prizes and the right to withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not satisfactory. Prizes must be collected in person by the winner at the awards ceremony in Siena or by a person representing them. The Pangea Prize will be only delivered to the winners who will attend the Awards Ceremony.


All participants will receive a report card via e-mail with entries scores. All results will also be published on the website of the competition.

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