The Siena International Photo Awards is a prestigious photography contest that receives entries from over 100 countries around the world. Results for the 2016 competition have just been announced and below you can find a collection of our favorite award winners and honorary mentions.


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The pictures span countless countries including India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Cuba, Myanmar and Bahrain. Leyla Emektar won first place for the travel category for her beautiful image of a strawberry-picker walking between colorful greenhouses in Turkey, while first place for the Open Color category went to Danny Yen Sin Wong for his shot of a Vietnamese woman making a traditional fishing net. The winning photographs are currently on display at the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival, a month-long exhibition called "Beyond the Lens" held in the city of Siena, Italy. The exhibition runs from October 29 to November 30.

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#1 Phan Rang Fishing Net Making, Vietnam (1st Place In Open Color Category)

In a small village in southern Vietnam near Phan Rang, a woman wearing a typical cone hat is creating a fishing net in their traditional manner. The manufacturing of handmade nets is still a typical Vietnamese activity for women which they carry on while their husbands are out fishing.

Phan Rang Fishing Net Making, Vietnam (1st Place In Open Color Category)

Danny Yen Sin Wong Report

varwenea 1 month ago

The net is an emerald green sea beguiling the fishermen to come into its folds. So alluring...

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#2 Smile (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

During a Dharma assembly in the monastery of Labrang Lamasery, due to the heavy snow, all the monks' robes were covered with a thick layer of snow. When a young Lama was looking back with a smile, the photographer captured his smiling face.

Smile (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Jianjun Huang Report

varwenea 1 month ago

All any photo needs is a smile to brighten the entire landscape regardless of the content or situation. He's a handsome boy shining in the cold.

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#3 Strawberry Greenhouses, Turkey (1st Place In Travel Category)

A strawberry-picker walks between colourful greenhouses near Nazilli, in the Aydın province of Turkey.

Strawberry Greenhouses, Turkey (1st Place In Travel Category)

Leyla Emektar Report

varwenea 1 month ago

So that's where the winter strawberries come from!! :)

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#4 Sprinkle Net (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Sprinkle Net (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Fuyang Zhou Report

varwenea 1 month ago

Looks like a jellyfish All the subdued colors are mesmerizing too.

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#5 The Power Of Nature, Sicily (1st Place In Nature Category)

Magma, ash and gas erupt from Mount Etna in December 2015, rising to a height of several kilometres.

The Power Of Nature, Sicily (1st Place In Nature Category)

Giuseppe Mario Famiani Report

varwenea 1 month ago

Weird. At first glance, I thought this was a mushroom cloud from bomb. Too much war in the news clouding my senses. In the end, nature wins. This is one example.

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#6 Mangrove, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Nature Category)

The mangroves are a unique and very important ecosystem on Earth. As in all the ecosystems, you can find an apex predator at the top of the food chain to regulate the good health of the ocean. In Cuba, I explored the mangrove and was able to photograph the American crocodile.

Mangrove, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Nature Category)

Greg Lecoeur Report

varwenea 1 month ago

Oh my gawd. Those teeth. Sheesh...

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#7 Floating Market, Malaysia (3rd Place In Travel Category)

Water transportation plays an important role in everyday life in South Borneo.

Floating Market, Malaysia (3rd Place In Travel Category)

Antonius Andre Tjiu Report

Rosya Baby 1 month ago

South borneo is in Indonesia not Malaysia

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#8 Outlines And Shadows, South Vietnam, (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

On the sand dunes of Mui Ne, situated close to its homonym city in South Vietnam, three girls are walking along the slope wearing their typical cone hats and carrying their scales, creating beautiful lines and shade effects on the sand.

Outlines And Shadows, South Vietnam, (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

Danny Yen Sin Wong Report

Ruth Seddon 1 month ago

Stunning

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#9 Women Reflection, UAE (2nd Place In Architecture Category)

Two women walking reflect their images on the water and give birth to the exaltation of the geometry and architecture of Sheikh Zayed's Grand Mosque.

Women Reflection, UAE (2nd Place In Architecture Category)

Ali Al Hajri Report

varwenea 1 month ago

I like this photo with or with the women in it.

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#10 Central Black, Bahrain (3rd Place In Open Color Category)

A Bahraini Muslim woman carrying her son while taking part in the funeral of Isa Radhi, the Bahraini protester who was allegedly killed during Martial Law in Sitra Village, South Manama on March 22, 2011.

Central Black, Bahrain (3rd Place In Open Color Category)

Isa Ebrahim Report