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Photography is Art – SIPA 2016

We live in a world of images and even if we are not professional photographers, technology has accustomed us to seek Beauty everywhere, to grasp the details and especially to share it.

Lovers of true photography but also  those who with just a smartphone are able to make cool pics, might be interested in coming to Siena for International Photo Contest SIPA 2016

Photography is Art - SIPA 2016 - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Photography is Art – SIPA 2016

The Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA Contest) is an international Photo Contest promoted by Association Art Photo Travel, Viaggi&Miraggi and Amministration of Siena. The edition 2016, just ended, has been a great success confirmed by the increase in the number of the sent photos, over 50,000, and especially the high quality of the images.
11 are the categories: 3 photos chosen for each of them:travel, monochrome,color, portraits, nature, sport, wildlife, wine, student, architecture, storyboard.
One photo will be the winner of the year. The highest step of the podium 2016 has been for Greg Lecouer with the photo “Surdine Run”.

Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 - winner 2016
Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 – winner 2016

Until Sunday, November 20 in the Magazzini del Sale inside the beautiful Townhall in Campo Square in Siena, it will be possible to admire the wonderful photos of the winners. “Beyond the Lens”, this is the title of the exhibition, is a tribute to the moment unique and unrepeatable caught by the artist in his shooting. A “still image” of time … of life.

You can admire the beautiful photos of the category “Wine” in the inner hall of   Enoteca Italiana in the Medici Fortress, while in the prestigious Palazzo dell’Accademia dei Rozzi are on show  the photos of  theme: Storyboard.

Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 - Enoteca Italiana
Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 – Enoteca Italiana

A Photo Book will be edited to collect all the winning photos of the different competition categories. Photos of the contest will be used for future exhibitions as well as to support a humanitarian project: in fact, as every year, at the end of the exhibition, some photos will be sold for charity.

Photography is Art - SIPA 2016 - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 – one of the awarded photo

and now we are waiting for SIPA Contest 2017…

From December 15th, will be open the enrollment directly on website  Sipacontest.com.
The competion is organised with the same Photo Themes of 2016
travel, monochrome,color, portraits, nature, sport, wildlife, wine, student, architecture, storyboard.

Photography is Art - SIPA 2016 - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Photography is Art – SIPA 2016 – one of the awarded photos

This year a new environmental Theme had been add: the ICE FRAGILE (theme of the year 2017): selection of images of the northern part of the iceland or further south in Antarctica that show its incredible beauty: elegant and delicate.

The participation fee varies from 10.00 to € 30.00, depending on the number of sections you wish to join and the age of the participant, and should be paid in the manner described in the Regulation available online.

The judgement and selection of the works presented will be made by an international jury of experts, consisting of Photoreporter, photographer of nature and experts referred to some world famous such as Timothy Allen, Pete Oxford, Melissa Farlow, Tomasz Tomaszewski,  Walter Astrada  and the Italian Francesco Cito.

Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Photography is Art- SIPA 2016 – the winner

We have to wait until October 29th 2017 to know the name of the winner…but for sure we won’t be disappointed about it.

If you are a Photography lovers and you wish to see an International Photo Exhibition, come to visit us here in Siena.
Borgo Grondaie
surrounded by nature, but only 1,5 km away from Siena city centre, is the ideal location also for inspiring your photos.

Walking around our garden, enjoying  the autumn colored tree and wild animals like our faithful guest and now good friend Michael Gamer did during his last visit. Here for you some of his pics taken here at Borgo Grondaie.

Photography is Art - Hotel Borgo Grondaie Photography is Art - Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Photography is Art - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Hotel Borgo Grondaie Garden

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