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Siena International Photo Awards 2022

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The Siena International Photo Awards 2022 (SIPA) is a photo contest with one of the highest international participation. It had over 48,000 images from 156 countries, from amateur and professional photographers for its 2020 edition.

All winning photographers will be exhibited in November in Siena, Italy, alongside the Siena Awards Festival.

The Deadline for entries is 10th January 2022.

Siena International Photo Awards 2022 photo of father and son in Hardship of life by Mehmet Aslan

©Mehmet Aslan “Hardship of Life’ Photo of the Year 2021 Winner

Can a Photo Make A Difference

This blog is primarily about the Siena Photo Awards, but upon researching this award for sharing information with our photographers and creatives, we came across the story of Munzir and Mustafa. We thought it was important to share it with you. The photo above is called Hardship of Life by photographer Mehmet Aslan, it shows father and son, Munzir and Mustafa. It was the overall winner of 2021 Siena International Photo Awards. The story behind the photo :
While shopping in a market in Idlib, Syria, Munzir lost his right leg due to the effect of a falling bomb. His son, Mustafa, was born without lower or upper limbs due to tetra-amelia, a congenital disorder caused by the medications his mother Zeynep had to take after being sickened by nerve gas, released during the war in Syria.

The Siena Awards have organised a fundraiser to make a dream come true. To help this family get customised prostheses and support.

If you would like to be a part of changing the life of Munzir and Mustafa, go check out

https://www.gofundme.com/f/can-a-photo-make-a-difference

Exhibition & Awards Festival
Siena International Photo Awards 2022- Tae Jung and Ha Ru by Heun Jung Kim photo of mother and child portrait

©Heun Jung Kim ‘Tae Jung and Ha Ru’ by Heun Jung Kim 2021 Honorable Mention Fascinating Faces & Characters

All winning photographers for the Siena International Photo Awards 2022, will be exhibited in November in Siena (Italy) alongside the Siena Awards Festival. An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking during one of the world’s largest international ceremonies dedicated to photography.

Press exposure

Award winners receive press coverage from publications and media outlets around the world – the kind of exposure that can lead to viral, global recognition of your work. Winners and selected entrants of Siena Awards have been featured in major publications including The Guardian, El Pais, Internazionale, Corriere Della Sera, The Times, The Sun, CNN, Spiegel Online, Daily Mirror.

Artist’s rights

All photographers retain full copyrights for their own work. Winners and Finalists grant Siena International Photo Awards limited and restricted use of winning photos only to promote the photographers themselves and in connection with marketing the Siena International Photo Awards competition itself. Details can be found in the Competition rules.

Rules of Entry
  • It is open to professional and amateur photographers.
  • You need to be the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs submitted.
  • The image(s) you submit must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity
  • Confirm that each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed as shown – and has the right to grant that permission.
  • You can enter the competition as many times as you like.
  • All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by Siena Awards editors and an international group of industry professionals. The screened entries are then reviewed by their international jury. The jury will choose the winners. The decisions of the jury are final.
  • The full name of each entrant whose work is selected as a winner will also be published online.
  • Terms and Conditions of the Competition click here

You will be notified by email if you are a winner of the Siena International Photo Awards 2022. All winners and their winning entries will be announced on the Siena Awards website.

You can register your entry at sipacontest  and once you have completed the submission form, you will be re-directed to an upload page, where you can upload your images.

Siena International photo awards 2022 - Coney Work-out Bars by Arishtide Economopoulos

©Aristide Economopoulos ‘Coney Work-out Bars’ 2021 2nd Classified Street Photography

Image Specifications
  • Image(s) need sRGB or Adobe98 colourspace, 8-bit
  • Longest dimension must not exceed 1920 pixels, 72dpi
  • The image(s) needs to be saved as a JPEG
  • No watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images.
  • Only bleed photographs without borders.

Finalist entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file of 8 Megapixel minimum.
(minimum pixel size 2400px x 3600px at 300dpi).

You can edit your entire submission up to the deadline. This means you can replace or remove images, rearrange images, edit the photo captions (titles), entry description, and your submission statement.

You can submit diptychs as one image. But keep in mind the maximum pixel length of 1920.

There are no restrictions on the date of an image.

Published and unpublished work is acceptable.

Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted to other competitions currently underway are eligible.

When it comes to model release forms, you need to check with the local laws of where you are shooting regarding portrait/street/candid photography. Some places are very strict and explicitly require model releases while others are more lenient. As long as your photos fall within the laws of where you made the work, you can submit them to the competition.

SIena International Photo Awards 2022 - Captive by Marcus Westberg photo of caged panda

©Marcus Westberg ‘Captive’ 2021 1st Classified Documentary & Journalism

Entry Fees
  • The Siena International Photo Awards competition is FREE to enter for one image.
  • 3 images (including the free one) € 20
  • Each additional image € 10
  • Story-Telling € 35
  • Videos € 35
Swimmer in water - Siena International Photo Awards 2022 - Bubble by Ian Macnicol

©Ian Macnicol ‘Bubble’ 2021 Remarkable Artwork Sports in Action

Turn your Images into fine art photography prints

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Categories for the Photo Competition

Single Shots

Journeys & Adventures
Fascinating faces and characters
The beauty of nature
Animals in their Environment
Architecture & Urban Spaces
Sports in action
Documentary & Photojournalism
Street Photography
Underwater Life

STORY-TELLING

Show your skills with visual story-telling by photographing people, nature, wildlife, music, sport, etc.. and tell a story in a portfolio from five to nine images. Think of this as a story in pictures and a way to convey something of the character of your subjects and create an article, illustrated without words.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

When life gets dull, it’s time to see the world from a brand new perspective. Go off the beaten path on your walk, rediscover the beauty of the city, and take on new challenges to push your limits. A new world will appear when you look at it from different angles. Explore the world from a whole new perspective.

Top Tips on Entering the Photo Competition
  • Ensure your image(s) meets the specifications required.
  • Check that there are no marks or watermarks on your image(s)
  • Be careful cropping your image(s), check your file size and composition.
  • Take your time to title your image(s). The right words can add weight to the story behind the image(s)
  • Tell a story with your image(s), ensure the image(s) conveys the feeling and emotion you want to share.
  • Read the description for each category on the Siena Awards website.
  • Look at previous winners entries, the title of their image, the category they represent and read the story that accompanies the image. You’ll gain a better understanding of what the jury are looking for.
Food for Weeks by Ronan Donovan

©Ronan Donovan ‘Food for Weeks’ 2021 1st Classified Animals in their Environment

Prizes

The winners of the Siena International Photo Awards 2022 will receive the Pangea Prize Crystal statuette during the Awards Ceremony which will be held in Siena, Italy in October. The winning images will be showcased in Siena at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” exhibition.

Photographer of the Year

€ 1.500,00 worth of photography equipment
“Pangea Prize” crystal statuette
2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Awards Ceremony
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

Storyboard Winner

€ 500,00 worth of photography equipment
“Pangea Prize” crystal statuette
2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Awards Ceremony
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

Category Winner

“Pangea Prize” crystal statuette
2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Awards Ceremony
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

2nd and 3rd Place for each Category

“Pangea Prize” crystal statuette
2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Awards Ceremony
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

Honorable Mention

Parchment
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

Remarkable Artwork

Parchment
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

BEST AUTHOR

€ 500,00 worth of photography equipment
“Pangea Prize” crystal statuette
2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Awards Ceremony
Special Guest at the Ceremony
Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
Advertising on international press and on main online media
Publication in Siena Awards online gallery

Take Note the Pangea Prize and the parchments will only be given to winners attending the Awards Ceremony in Siena, Italy.

 

 

 


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