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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 to the rules and conditions of the competition. 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. Definitions of categories MONOCHROME: An image is defined monochrome when its shades have no more than one colour (various shades of that colour from very light to very dark) but it may be any single colour. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colours) and grayscale images with even a slightly accent of a more colour added are not considered acceptable in the Monochrome category and should be entered in the Colour category. TRAVEL: Culture, Daily Life, Documentary & Photojournalism, Street Photography, Trip memories & Adventures, Other Photographs of people in their daily life but also images which not include people within the frame. Pictures taken catching landmarks and rural and urban settings but also people in everyday life. PEOPLE&PORTRAIT: Men, Women, Children, Portraits, Other. Photo of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and the expression are predominant. Images are also eligible when are shot in any environment as long as people are predominant in the scene. NATURE: Aerial, Astrophotography, Environmental, Flowers & Plants, Trees, Mountains, Landscapes, Macro, Nightscape, Panorama, Seascapes/Waterscapes, Star Trail, Underwater, Other It includes landscapes (not urban) and nature photography. It is required to show the impact of the world natural elements caused by an atmospheric event as a storm, a magnificent sunset or a snowfall to capture the majesty and the force of nature. People or animals can be included in the images as long as the main objective of the whole frame remains the impact caused by natural elements. Images representing country details, including flora or abstract elements as also atmospheric and lighting condition, can also be submitted in this category. Seascape photography is also accepted with pictures featuring the ocean or a beautiful isolated beach. WILDLIFE: Animals in nature (not domestic animal), Birds, Fishes, Others Images that feature every kind of animals (mammals, birds, etc...) within a natural environment; wildlife pictures or portraits. Underwater photography is also included. ARCHITETTURA: Bridges, Buildings, Cityscapes, Industrial, Interior, Panorama, Other Architecture and cityscape photography considering any buildings including skyscrapers, old edifice and monuments. Modern glass buildings where the image highlights the angles and geometrical shapes of the building can also be submitted in this category. SPORT: Any kind of professional and no professional sports, amateurs, others Shots capturing particular moments during major sport events as also the variety of ways sport is practiced worldwide, on a non-professional or professional level, competitively or for recreation. WINE: flavours, traditions, wineries working environments, cellars, the different phases and processing methods further to everything that may represent a reminder to wine and its charm STORYBORD: Architecture, Documentary & Photojournalism, Music & Dance, Nature & Environmental, People, Sport, Wildlife, Other Sequence of images (min. 5 max 9) that tell a story. A set of photos with a free subject: thematic portfolios, photojournalism and storyboards (sequences of images that tell a story about nature, wildlife, ethology, natural environments and territory, etc.). The photographer is free to choose the topic, style, setting and subjects. It refers to five or more images linked together by a logical sequence. The project should be developed with a minimum of 5 images and a maximum of 9 connected together by a logical. Photos can be taken in sequence or in different moments as long as they result strictly connected with each other.

Number of winners

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Status

completed

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Photography

Start date

15 December 2015  -  9 May 2016

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Voting

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Awards

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SIPAContest Photographer of the Year - € 1.500,00 + SIPAContest Photographer of the Year Pangea Prize
- 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
- Advertising on international press and on main online media
- Publication in our online gallery
- Parchment
SIPAContest Storyboard Winner - € 500,00 + Storybord Winner Pangea Prize
- 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special at the Guest Gala Dinner
- Press release and publication on doc! photo magazine
- Publication in our online gallery
- Parchment
SIPAContest Category Winner
SIPAContest Student Category Winner - Category Winner Pangea Prize
- 1 overnight stay in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
- Advertising on international press and on main online media
- Publication in our online gallery
- Parchment
2° e 3° place for each category - 2nd and 3rd Classified Pangea Prize
- 1 overnight stay in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
- Advertising on international press and on main online media
- Publication in our online gallery
- Parchment
SIPAContest Honorable Mention Winner - Advertising on international press and on main online media
- Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
- Publication in our online gallery
- Parchment

General rules

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Photos submission All entries must be submitted online only. An image can not be entered in more than one category, but a Storyboard image may also be entered in a single image category. Photos must be in JPG file format, sRGB colour profile. File size of individual image should not exceed 2MB. The dimensions of photos must not exceed 1920 pixels and have 72dpi resolution. The evaluation of the photos will be made by jurors in Full HD screens. Works entirely created by computer, photomontages, photos with signatures or watermarks are not allowed.

File Name Free participant's choice. Maximum 30 characters allowed. Please do not use invalid characters such us?/ \ : ? * " < > | ' #. All information will be collected from the online entry system and the name of the image will be automatically displayed with the photo.

Author copyright 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.

Publication of images Each participant is personally responsible for the images submitted to the contest and what it has been declared on the entry form. Participant also authorizes the publication and the images, in different size too if necessary, exclusively for matters related to the exhibition, for teaching, cultural or no-profit purposes.

RejectionAn entry may be rejected by the Organising Committee if it does not conform to Contest rules and conditions.

Digital post processing procedures You may use digital post processing to optimise an image, and you may crop an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Brightness, contrast, colour balance can all be adjusted. Dust spots, minor elements, etc. can be retouched. Images can be sharpened before printing. Post processing which could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted but jurors have the discretion to reject any entry which has been, in their opinion, over-manipulated, removing the integrity of the original image. For this reason, the jury reserves the right to request RAW files of images that will be listed in the final round.

Restrictions

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