Siena International Photo Awards

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Siena International Photo Awards
Founded2014, Siena, Italy
FocusPhotojournalism, wildlife photography, architectural photography, street photography, nature photography
OriginsItaly
Area served
Global
MethodContest, Education
Key people
Luca Venturi (Founder)
Websitesipacontest.com

The Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) is a photography competition 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 photography collectors. First presented in 2015, by their second year the awards and the associated Siena Awards Festival in Siena, Italy, were considered prestigious.[1][2]

According to the organizers, SIPA (Siena International Photo Awards) is part of a broader project of the Siena Awards. It represents an effort to bring people together from all around the world who are passionate not only about photography, but global connection, cultural exchange and art as a catalyst for change.

Il Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) è un concorso fotografico per fotografi professionisti, dilettanti e amatori provenienti da tutto il mondo. La giuria internazionale è composta da esperti del settore tra cui fotografi di fama, editori e collezionisti. Dopo la prima edizione del 2015, già dal secondo anno il concorso ed il Siena Awards Festival ad esso associato, sono considerati di rilievo.

Il SIPA (Siena International Photo Awards) è parte del più ampio progetto dei Siena Awards. Esso rappresenta lo sforzo di radunare da tutto il mondo persone appassionate non-soltanto alla fotografia, ma anche a scambi culturali e all’arte in generale, come occasione di scambio e cambiamento.

History[edit]

Siena International Photo Awards was created by Luca Venturi as part of the mission of the Art Photo Travel Association, a non-profit organization based in Siena, Italy. The awards were first presented on 30 October 2015.

Storia

Il Siena International Photo Awards è stato creato da Luca Venturi come parte della missione dell’Associazione Art Photo Travel, organizzazione no profit con sede a Siena, Italia. La prima edizione degli Awards è stata presentata il 30 ottobre 2015.

Award ceremony[edit]

The awards ceremony takes place in Siena at the Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena theatre. On the day of the ceremony, the Siena International Photographer of the Year and other award-winning images are announced. Following the awards ceremony, the "Imagine All the People Sharing All the World" photography exhibition honoring the winners opens its doors in Siena. A book featuring all prize-winning entries is published annually in two languages (Italian and English).

Cerimonia di premiazione

La cerimonia di premiazione si svolge a Siena al Teatro dei Rozzi. In occasione della cerimonia vengono annunciati il Fotografo dell’Anno e le altre immagini vincitrici. Viene quindi inaugurata la mostra "Imagine All the People Sharing All the World" dove sono esposte le opere vincitrici. Ogni anno viene inoltre pubblicato un volume bilingue (italiano e inglese) con tutte le immagini premiate.

Contest[edit]

The winning images are selected by a professional jury (including photographers from National Geographic and the BBC)[3] from among thousands of entries (2019: approximately 50,000, according to the SIPAContest team), received from all over the world.

An exhibition of the winning and honorable mention images, named "Beyond The Lens," is located each year at the exhibition space of the former distillery "Lo Stellino." In 2019 the exhibition was entitled "Imagine all the people sharing all the world."

A book of winning entries and runners-up has been published each year since 2015.

Contest

Le immagini vincitrici sono selezionate da una giuria professionale (tra gli altri, fotografi del National Geographic e della BBC) tra migliaia di foto partecipanti (2019: circa 50.000 immagini, secondo gli organizzatori del SIPA) provenienti da tutto il mondo.

I vincitori di ogni categoria sono premiati con il Premio Pangea e competono tra loro per aggiudicarsi il massimo riconoscimento di Fotografo dell’Anno.

Una mostra di tutte le immagini vincitrice e delle menzioni d’onore dal titolo "Beyond the Lens" viene ospitata ogni anno nello spazio espositivo delle ex-distillerie "Lo Stellino" a Siena. Dal 2019 la mostra è stata intitolata "Imagine all the people sharing all the world".

Dal 2015 viene pubblicato annualmente un volume fotografico dal titolo "Beyond the Lens" che raccoglie tutte le immagini vincitrici e le menzioni d’onore.

Annual Ceremonies and Honorees[edit]

2020[edit]

The 2020 awards were presented as a virtual event on 25 October.

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – Greg Lecouer (France)
  • Best Author – Brent Stirton (South Africa)
  • Category Winners – Storyboard: Brent Stirton (South Africa), Documentary and Photojournalism: Mohammad Sazid Hossain (Bangladesh), Journeys and Adventures: Amirmahdi Najafloo Shahpar (Iran), Fascinating Faces and Characters: Silvia Alessi (Italy), The Beauty of Nature: Tobias Friedrich (Germany), Animals in their Environment: Jonas Classon (Sweden), Architecture and Urban Spaces: Attila Balogh (Hungary), Sports in Action: Diogo Cancela (Great Britain), Street Photography: Olesia Kim (Russia), Under 20: Riccardo Marchegiani (Italy).

2019[edit]

The 2019 awards ceremony was celebrated at the Teatro dei Rinnovati on 26 October.

La cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta al Teatro dei Rinnovati il 26 ottobre.

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – Jonathan Banks (Great Britain)
  • Best Author – Matt McClain (USA)
  • Category Winners – Story-Telling: Constanza Portnoy (Argentina), Creative & Still Life: Hardijanto Budiman (Indonesia), Sports In Action: Maxim Korotchenko (Russia), Architecture And Urban Spaces: Elizabeth Jenny Taner (Indonesia), Animals In Their Environment: William Burrard-Lucas (Great Britain), The Beauty Of The Nature: Ignacio Medem (Spain), Fascinating Faces And Characters: Matt McClain (USA), Journeys And Adventures: Susana Girón (Spain), Photojournalism: Alessio Paduano (Italy), Jump for Joy: Bram Paulussen (Belgium), Under 20: Mohit Khetrapal (India)

2018[edit]

The 2018 awards ceremony was celebrated at the Teatro dei Rozzi on 27 October.

La cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta al Teatro dei Rozzi il 27 ottobre.

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – K M Asad (Bangladesh)
  • Best Author – Tariq Zaidi (Great Britain)
  • Category Winners – Story-Telling: David Chancellor (Great Britain), Splash Of Colors: Sina Falker (Germany), Sports In Action: Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz (Spain), Architecture And Urban Spaces: Fyodor Savintsev (Russia), Animals In Their Environment: Amos Nachoum (USA), The Beauty Of The Nature: Francisco Negroni (Chile), Fascinating Faces And Characters: David Nam Lip Lee (Malaysia), Journeys And Adventures: Zach Lowry (USA), General Monochrome: Marcel van Balken (Netherlands), General Color: Klaus Lenzen (Germany), Under 20: Yinzhi Pan (China)

2017[edit]

The 2017 awards ceremony was celebrated at the Teatro dei Rozzi on 28 October.

La cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta al Teatro dei Rozzi il 28 ottobre.

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – Randy Olson (USA)
  • Best Author – Ami Vitale (USA)[4]
  • Category Winners – Story-Telling: Ami Vitale (USA), Fragile Ice: Roie Galitz (Israel), Sports in Action: Tim Clayton (United Kingdom), Architecture And Urban Spaces: Hans-Martin Doelz (Germany), Animals In Their Environment: Sergey Gorshkov (Russia), The Beauty Of The Nature: James Smart (Australia), Fascinating Faces And Characters: Joao Taborda (Portugal), Journeys And Adventures: Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland), General Monochrome: Jack Savage (Great Britain), General Color: Jonathan Bachman (USA), Under 20: Zijie Gong (China)

2016[edit]

The 2016 awards ceremony was celebrated at the Teatro dei Rozzi on 29 October.[1][2] The competition for the 2016 awards began in December 2015.

La cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta al Teatro dei Rozzi il 29 ottobre.

Judges for the competition included Melissa Farlow of National Geographic.[5] Greg Lecoeur's winning photograph was of gannets diving for sardine off the coast off South Africa.[6] The same photograph won National Geographic's Photographer of the Year contest.[7]

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – Greg Lecoeur (France)
  • Best Author – Audun Rikardsen (Norway)
  • Category Winners – Story-Telling: Jacob Ehrbahn (Denmark), Wine: Gianluca De Bartolo (Italy), Sports In Action: Audun Rikardsen (Norway), Architecture And Urban Spaces: Mike Hollman (New Zealand), Animals In Their Environment: Audun Rikardsen (Norway), The Beauty Of The Nature: Giuseppe Mario Famiani (Italy), Fascinating Faces And Characters: Jiming Lv (China), Journeys And Adventures: Leyla Emektar (Turkey), General Monochrome: Marcin Ryczek (Poland), General Color: Danny Yen Sin Wong (Malaysia), Student: Krishna Vr (Mexico)

2015[edit]

The 2015 awards ceremony was celebrated at the Teatro dei Rozzi on 30 October.

La cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta al Teatro dei Rozzi il 30 ottobre.

  • Siena International Photographer of the Year – Vladimir Proshin (Russia)
  • Best Author – Joseph Tam (Australia)
  • Category Winners – Storyboard: Gordon Welters (Germany), Cultural Value Of Man's Relationship With Food: Luca Bracali (Italy), Sport: Joseph Tam (Australia), Architecture: Jorgen Johanson (Norway), Wildlife: Mateusz Piesiak (Poland), Nature: Hasan Baglar (Cyprus), People And Portrait: Linelle Deunk (Netherlands), Travel: Noor Ahmed Gelal (Bangladesh), Open Monochrome: Fausto Podavini (Italy), Open Color: Giulio Montini (Italy), Student: Mateusz Piesiak (Poland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gharib, Malaka (12 November 2016). "Typhoons And Sand Dunes: Photos Of Everyday Life From Around The World". www.npr.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "The art of travel: winning shots from the Siena International Photography Awards". The Guardian. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Jurors of this edition". sipacontest.com. Siena International Photo Awards. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Siena International Photo Awards – Meeting With Photographer". www.amivitale.com. Ami Vitale. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "World view: Siena International Photography Awards 2016 opens". The Guardian. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Siena International Photo Awards – Atemraubende Wildlife-Fotografie". GEO.de (in German). 1 November 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Lecoeur, Greg (11 December 2016). "He Left Everything–And Became Our Nature Photographer of the Year". National Geographic. Retrieved 17 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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