If you love photography, in November Siena will be the centre of this art with the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest Festival.
SIPA Contest Festival represents an unmissable occasion for all the photography lovers who will arrive in Siena from all over the world. An entire month of Festival, during which many photography events will be organized: the “Beyond the Lens” exhibition with the most beautiful images presented at the contest Siena International Photo Awards, unique tours around Siena, post-production courses, workshops, conferences given by famous photographers and more exhibitions held by important international authors. An unforgettable experience realized and tailor-made for photography lovers, which will let you discover one of the most interesting places in the world, with wonderful events linked to photography. The Festival’s goal is to lace a cultural and international initiative to the name of Siena, a city of extraordinary inspiration for photographical research, beginning with the unique Festival which gives us the most intimate representation of the city: the Palio.
SIPAContest Festival is one of the most important international photography contest, with 45.000 images coming from 127 countries around the world. The awarded pictures, together with hundreds of other images among the best presented, will compose the exhibition “Beyond the Lens”.
SIPA Contest will provide unique opportunities to deepen your photography skills thanks to the participation of important international photographers. Workshops as well as excursions will be organized to discover one of the most visited and portrayed territory in the world: from the “Chianti at sunset” photo tour, to the path discovering “Siena at dawn”.
For those interested in visiting Siena during the Festival, a voucher, available online for download, will provide discounts on hotels, restaurants and boutiques with special prices. You can’t miss out the appointment with “One Shot Together” (28th October, 12:30am), an event in which all the participants will gather together to take a picture in Piazza del Campo, an authentic “Photography Temple”, captured by millions of tourist coming from all over the world.
More info at sipacontest.com
Have a look at another important photography festival, Cortona On The Move.