Siena International Photo Awards 2018
THEMES AND CATEGORIES
The photos must be based on the following categories and themes:
General Color: This category remains as attractive as ever for photographers who have an outstanding eye for photography that doesn't necessarily fall into any of the other categories. Wedding, Still Life, Product/Objects, Nudes, Music & Dance, Food, Fine Art, Fashion, Dinamics & Movement, Conceptual, Beauty, Automotive, Abstract, Science and Research are included in this category. All kind of editing, digital blending, layering are allowed in this category. Raw File is not requested.
General Monochrome: This category remains as attractive as ever for photographers who have an outstanding eye for photography that doesn't necessarily fall into any of the other categories. Wedding, Still Life, Product/Objects, Nudes, Music & Dance, Food, Fine Art, Fashion, Dinamics & Movement, Conceptual, Beauty, Automotive, Abstract, Science and Research are included in this category. All kind of editing, digital blending, layering are allowed in this category. Raw File is not requested.
Journeys & Adventures: Capture the extraordinary experiences which are an essential part of travelling, the discoveries, the adventures which inspire us and makes travel thrilling and astonishing, the differences in the way other cultures live.
Fascinating Faces and Characters: We ask you to introduce us to the people you encountered, showing us their lives and expression from daily life: portraits or people in the context of their culture. Photographing people often requires interaction and communication with the subject and can, by its very nature, be intrusive. We want you to show us your skill to capture people, individuals, groups, community, at work, at leisure and at festivals.
The Beauty of the Nature: Capture those vibrant moments and express what nature means to you! Captivating images of wild places with a unique perspective, from expansive landscape vistas of forests, deserts and mountains to the micro habitats of plants and other flora. Images may include water environments of oceans, lakes and rivers with images taken above or under water including waves, tide pools and other water scenes.
Animals in their Environment: Wildlife as a way to evoke the atmosphere and the sense of place and to convey how an animal is an integral part of its environment. Celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
Architecture & Urban Spaces: Old buildings define a past while new buildings shape a future, and the spaces around them create the interaction between architecture, inhabitants and environment. Capture the architecture of buildings, urban spaces or both in a single, strong image where they are a key element of the image.
Sports in Actions: From sporting events to personal fitness, we want to highlight the emotions of physical exercise and competitiveness. We want to showcase the most creative and captivating sports photography as an art form. We’re looking for defining action shots, decisive moments and displays of true comradery to help bring people closer the exciting world of action sports.
Splash of Colors (Special theme of the year 2018): Color is everywhere: in flower gardens, on walls covered in graffiti, in the ocean and at Holi festivals. It brings meaning to national flags, support ribbons and belt levels in karate. Color infuses art, homes and nature with life. We want you to find the most vibrant colors possible. Look for items and scenes that pop: funky street art, colorful furniture, kids' birthday parties, candy and craft stores. The possibilities are endless, so as always, we encourage you to be as creative as possible with this theme.
Portfolio Story-Telling: We want you to show us your skills with visual story-telling by photographing people, nature, wildlife, music, sport, etc... and to 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. The same image can not participate in more than one section.
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 at the Awards Ceremony.
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.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as its own. The entrant allows the contest organizers to use, free of charge, the entered images for promotional purposes related to the photo contest, as catalogue, calendar and website, unless specifically stated otherwise on the registration form by the participant. No photographs entered for Siena International Photo Awards will be offered for sale or used by any of the Siena International Photo Awards sponsors for any commercial or other purpose other than for the marketing of Siena International Photo Awards, the competition and/or the exhibition and catalogue without the approval of the photographer.