2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners

Siena International Photography Awards has become one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. With images submitted by photographers from over 100 countries around the world, the Award highlights how Siena is one of the most artistically established towns in the world.

About the Siena International Photography Awards

Art Photo Travel is a no-profit association that creates cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world. Initiatives and projects address not only at those who love art and culture, but also to those interested in the most unknown and less touristy spots of various worldwide locations. An approach focus to mature awareness towards a culture mainly orientated to support the understanding of places, of populations and of people. Art Photo Travel holds every year an international photography contest, the Siena International Photo Awards, in order to set up a new opportunity to favour the gathering among people, photography lovers, art and culture enthusiasts. The Siena International Photo Awards is open to all photographers, professionals, enthusiasts and new talents from all around the world.

Themes and categories

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

OPEN: Abstract, Automotive, Beauty, Conceptual, Dinamics & Movement, Fashion, Fine Art, Food, Music & Dance, Nudes, Product / Objects, Still Life, Wedding, Science and Research, Other
OPEN: monochrome
TRAVEL: Culture, Daily Life, Documentary & Photojournalism, Street Photography, Trip memories & Adventures, Other
PEOPLE AND PORTRAIT: Men, Women, Children, Portraits, Other
NATURE: Aerial, Astrophotography, Environmental, Flowers & Plants, Trees, Mountains, Landscapes, Macro, Nightscape, Panorama, Seascapes/Waterscapes, Star Trail, Underwater, Other
WILDLIFE: Animals in nature (not domestic animal species), Birds, Fishes, Others
ARCHITETTURE: Bridges, Buildings, Cityscapes, Industrial, Interior, Panorama, Other
SPORT: Any kind of professional and no professional sports, amateurs
WINE (Special theme of the year): In order to promote the wine sector with sustainable strategies, the new 2016 SIPAContest free theme is Wine, in any stage of its life cycle: from vineyards to the cellars, winery processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, to the unrepeatable joy of a glass of wine!
STORYBORD: Sequence of images (min. 5 max 9) that tell a story. The same image can not participate in more than one section.

More info: Siena International Photography Awards

2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, China”. Red houses of the lamas and nuns at this Buddhist academy in Sichuan province, China, after heavy snowfall. Honourable mention: Architecture. (Photo by Qingjun Rong/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Red mist in Alba”. An autumnal glimpse of vineyards near Alba in the Langhe hills of Piedmont. Second place: Wine. (Photo by Valentina Galvagno/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Strawberry greenhouses”. A strawberry-picker walks between colourful greenhouses near Nazilli, in the Aydın province of Turkey. Winner: Travel. (Photo by Leyla Emektar/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Light and shadows, Abu Dhabi”. The reflections augment the geometry and architecture of Sheikh Zayed’s Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Second place: Architecture. (Photo by Ali Al Jajri/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Chilli harvest, China”. Aerial perspective of the red chilli harvest season in Bayingolin Mongol prefecture, Xinjiang, China, when farmers pick and leave them to dry in the sun. Honourable mention: Open colour. (Photo by Hanbin Wang/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Urban skiing in the Arctic”. The photographer’s friend descends a 10-metre high clifftop in Tromsø, Norway. It was challenging because the night was much darker than it appears in the photo and it was impossible to see where one might land. The image is the result of a long exposure and using a flash to capture the subject during action. Winner: Sport. (Photo by Audun Rikardsen/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Ripples in tea, China”. Harvest time ay a high-quality, ecological tea plantation in Jinlu village in China’s Zhejiang province. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Hong Ding/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Floating market, Malaysia”. Water transportation plays an important role in everyday life in South Borneo. Third place: Travel. (Photo by Antonius Andre Tjiu/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Prayers on the road”. Devotees praying on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Bangladesh, on first day of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Islamic congregation after the Hajj, organised on the banks of the Turag river. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Muhammad Mostafigur Rahman/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winnersa
“The power of nature”. Magma, ash and gas erupt from Mount Etna in December 2015, rising to a height of several kilometres. Winner: Nature. (Photo by Giuseppe Mario Famiani/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Walking high in the Dolomites”. The international high line festival at Monte Piana (2,324m) in the Italian Dolomites, above the small town of Misurina. The mountain is popular with slackliners who take advantage of its numerous buttresses, suspending thin lines between the spectacular cliffs and then walking over the gaps. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by James Rushforth/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“The mask lady, Venice”. According to Venetian-born mask maker Marilisa Dal Cason, each of her creations has its own personality, which can help the user enter another world. Honourable mention: People and portraits. (Photo by Dean Saffron/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Making fishing nets, Vietnam”. In the fishing village of Phan Rang in southern Vietnam, a woman creates a handmade fishing net. Winner: Open colour. (Photo by Danny Yen Sin Wong/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“The storyteller”. In Sichuan province, China, the tea house still plays a vital role in the daily life: here people relax during a storytelling session. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Aimin Wang/SIPA Contest)
2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners
“Jodhpur family, Rajasthan”. A studied composition of the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Isa Ebrahim/SIPA Contest)

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