SIPA Contest 2017

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Siena International Photo Awards – Call for entries

The contest

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. The 2016 edition received nearly 50.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 130 countries worldwide.

Early Bird deadlineSunday, 08/01/2017

General Rules
Siena International Photo Awards is a photographic contest open to professional and non-professional photographers from all around the world.

Please visit the website for full terms & conditions and how to register and pay to enter: https://sipacontest.com

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 kinds 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 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 ACTION:
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.

FRAGILE ICE: GLACIERS AND POLAR REGIONS ON A CHANGING PLANET (Special theme of the year 2017):
Although ice has the power to carve through mountains creating prairies and lakes, its strength now diminishes each day as the ice drips away, unreplenished. We find images which show this massive elegant, fragile beauty near the top of the earth or further south in the Antarctic. A collection of the inspiring, elegant, unaltered photographs digitally captured all over the world.

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.

Entry fees

Professional photographers and amateurs
– 3 images: € 15,00 (4 images if registered by January 8th 2017)
– 10 images: € 20,00 (12 images if registered by January 8th 2017)
– 20 images: € 30,00 (25 images if registered by January 8th 2017)
– Storyboard: € 30,00 per each full storyboard entered

Under 20 fees (born after December 15th 1996)
– 3 images: free (4 images if registered by January 8th 2017)
– 20 images: € 15,00 (25 images if registered by January 8th 2017)
– Storyboard: € 30,00 per each full storyboard entered

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