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Siena International Photo Award for Worldwide Photographers in Italy, 2019

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 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 with the rules and conditions of the competition.




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Themes and Categories

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

  • Creative & Still Life
  • Photojournalism & Documentary
  • Journeys & Adventures
  • Fascinating Faces and Characters
  • The Beauty of Nature
  • Animals in their Environment
  • Architecture & Urban Spaces
  • Sports in Actions
  • Jump for Joy (Special theme of the year 2019)
  • Portfolio Story-Telling
  • Short Documentary Film


Starting date: Check back next year
Early Bird deadline: Check back next year
Contest deadline: January 31st, 2019
Jurors voting session: from March 1st to May 15th, 2019
Finalists call: April 1st, 2019
Call for HD files upload: within April 10th, 2019
Contest results release to Awarded participants: May 10th, 2019
Awards Ceremony: October 26th, 2019
Beyond the Lens Exhibition opening: October 27th, 2019


The participant with the highest final score image will be proclaimed with the title of Photographer of the Year SIPA Contest 2019 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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