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.

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)

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.

Danny Yen Sin Wong Report

varwenea 2 years 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)

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.

Jianjun Huang Report

varwenea 2 years 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)

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

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

Leyla Emektar Report

varwenea 2 years 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 2 years 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)

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.

Giuseppe Mario Famiani Report

varwenea 2 years 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)

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.

Greg Lecoeur Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Oh my gawd. Those teeth. Sheesh...

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

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

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

Antonius Andre Tjiu Report

Rosya Baby 2 years ago

South borneo is in Indonesia not Malaysia

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

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.

Danny Yen Sin Wong Report

Ruth Seddon 2 years ago

Stunning

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

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.

Ali Al Hajri Report

varwenea 2 years 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)

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.

Isa Ebrahim Report

Irene Walton 2 years ago

very very sad

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#11 The Way Back, Iraq (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

The Way Back, Iraq (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

The most beautiful area in the South of Iraq is called "Al-Chibayish Marshes" in Al-Nasiriyah province. It has hundreds of miles of water coming from the Euphrates river. In this area life is so simple and sometimes very hard.

Mohammed Sattar Report

Melek Sen 2 years ago

Charon the Ferryman of the dead... Beatiful capture!

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#12 The Storyteller, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

The Storyteller, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

In Sichuan province, China, the tea house still plays a vital role in the daily life: here people relax during a storytelling session.

Aimin Wang Report

Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

How wonderful! .. I love listening to stories so I know I'd love this!!

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#13 Living Place, Tibet (Honorable Mention In Architecture Category)

Living Place, Tibet (Honorable Mention In Architecture Category)

I left Chengdu and arrived at Seda Tibetan Buddhist Institute, located at Larong Ditch, Seda County, Ganzi State, Sichuan Province. On that night it snowed a lot and the following morning the red houses of the Lamas and nuns were all covered with heavy snow. This was the first time that I saw such a scene and almost in shock, I took the picture.

Qingjun Rong Report

Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen so many homes in one one place..!!

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#14 I'm Nothing (Honorable Mention In Open Monochrome Category)

I'm Nothing (Honorable Mention In Open Monochrome Category)

The image was taken in one of Bagan’s temples in Myanmar. It captures a very special moment when a sunbeam enters through a small window and hits the statue’s heart while a monk is cleaning the statue at the same time.

Gunarto Gunawan Report

Monkey D. Luffy 2 years ago

Nice photo. For a second there I thought it was a golf club.

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#15 Tuscan Golden Sunrise (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Tuscan Golden Sunrise (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Michele Macinai Report

Meeow 2 years ago

Beautiful!

#16 Ripples In Tea, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Ripples In Tea, China (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Harvest time ay a high-quality, ecological tea plantation in Jinlu village in China’s Zhejiang province.

Hong Ding Report

Ronja Rövardotter 2 years ago

I wonder if there is a reason why the half of the workers wears red and the other half wears blue? Or is it just a coincidence? Anyway. This looks like really tough work. Sooo big fields.

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#17 The Calm Of Art (Remarkable Award In Architecture Category)

The Calm Of Art (Remarkable Award In Architecture Category)

Sulaiman Al Hammadi Report

Daria B 2 years ago

It reminds me of a particular painting, but can't remember which one.

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#18 Jodhpur Family, Rajasthan (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Jodhpur Family, Rajasthan (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

A studied composition of the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur.

Isa Ebrahim Report

Medhansh Vashisht 2 years ago

Rajasthan is surely filled with colours

#19 Tree Of Life (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Tree Of Life (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Yongmei Liu Report

#20 Night Phantoms (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Night Phantoms (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Yury Pustovoy Report

Aurelia Navarro 2 years ago

This photo is so magnificent it makes me cry - life is a wonder

#21 Gaming During Recess (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Gaming During Recess (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Yue Zhang Report

Daniel Law 2 years ago

After seeing the losers I'd like to see the winners.

#22 Fun In Childhood (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Fun In Childhood (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Chuntao Zhou Report

yulia missy 2 years ago

if i can back into my childhood i wanna join them play, look really fun :)

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#23 Makkah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (2nd Place In Open Color Category)

Makkah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (2nd Place In Open Color Category)

A multitude of observant Muslims hold the traditional circumambulation ritual around the Kaaba, an ancient building located in the center of Mecca, which is the holiest place for the Islam community.

Majid Alamri Report

Adelina Chivu 2 years ago

Looks like a painting! Amazing!

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#24 Kashmir (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Kashmir (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

This is a nomadic mountain inhabitant of the Sonamarg region in Kashmir whose harsh facial features and sharp look made him blend in with the rugged mountaintops in the background. In the end, it looked like he was part of his own landscape.

Mahmoud Yakut Report

Medhansh Vashisht 2 years ago

Incredible India

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#25 Red Mist In Alba (Second Place In Wine Category)

Red Mist In Alba (Second Place In Wine Category)

An autumnal glimpse of vineyards near Alba in the Langhe hills of Piedmont.

Valentina Galvagno Report

Speranta Regasire 2 years ago

Good to save as a screen background

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#26 Typhoon (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

Typhoon (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

The waves look like a volcanic eruption, like a giant tree eradicated and covering all the fragile buildings on the bank. The contrast between the waves and the building is representative of force and weakness, brightness and darkness, movement and stillness and conveys the idea of human weakness in the face of nature.

Changming Liu Report

Ronja Rövardotter 2 years ago

Poor house under the water :( so sad and powerful image.

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#27 Prayers On The Road, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Prayers On The Road, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Devotees praying on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Bangladesh, on first day of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Islamic congregation after theHajj, organised on the banks of the Turag river.

Muhammad Mostafigur Rahman Report

Toni E. 2 years ago

Its a colourful sight, but I´ll never understand religious devotion..

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#28 Gondoliere (Third Place In Open Monochrome Category)

Gondoliere (Third Place In Open Monochrome Category)

This photo is taken on Malvasia Vecchia Bridge, in Venice, in one of the most photographed places in the world, where you can still find unique moments at a glance. The author has photographed this gondolier, towards the end of a hard day's work, while he was returning home with his dog.

Giuseppe Antonio Valletta Report

Toni E. 2 years ago

<3

#29 Rural Portuguese People - Beginning Of The Day (Remarkable Award, People And Portrait Category)

Rural Portuguese People - Beginning Of The Day (Remarkable Award, People And Portrait Category)

Jorge Bacelar Report

Gerli Krutta 2 years ago

is this a dinosaur?

#30 Walking High In The Dolomites (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

Walking High In The Dolomites (Honorable Mention In Travel Category)

The international high line festival at Monte Piana (2,324m) in the Italian Dolomites, above the small town of Misurina. The mountain is popular with slackliners who take advantage of its numerous buttresses, suspending thin lines between the spectacular cliffs and then walking over the gaps.

James Rushforth Report

#31 Taj Mahal Side Mosque (Remarkable Award In Architecture Category)

Taj Mahal Side Mosque (Remarkable Award In Architecture Category)

Jay Dickman Report

Medhansh Vashisht 2 years ago

Sad tales?

#32 Red Zone, China (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

Red Zone, China (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

This photo was taken in Lijiang - China, during Impression Lijiang, a magnificent outdoor singing and dancing performance demonstrating the traditions and lifestyle of the local ethnic group.

Herman Morrison Report

Medhansh Vashisht 2 years ago

now I am curious!!

#33 Harvest Season (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

Harvest Season (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

October, the chilly harvest season, when the red chillies are mature, farmers pick them and leave them to dry in the hot sun. Once dry the chillies can easily be stored, transported and sold. This picture was taken from a unique aerial perspective, when the farmers were busy with the harvest.

Hanbin Wang Report

Angie Allen 2 years ago

That is amazing! Perspective is everything.

#34 Let Happiness Fly (Honorable Mention In Sport Category)

Let Happiness Fly (Honorable Mention In Sport Category)

The world of children is always happy, the happiness in their hearts has no limits as they live a pure life. However we live a busy and restless city life, which is exactly the opposite. When I took this picture in November 2012, I had suddenly understood this feeling. The power of images is infinite and I hope that this image will touch many people.

Yan Yang Report

Fuad Mohammed Ali 2 years ago

Ahh....this brings back memories. Lovely capture.

#35 Morning Catch (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

 Morning Catch (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Xiaolong Guo Report

Aurelia Navarro 2 years ago

Perfection - absolutely mind-boggling shot. I am in awe.

#36 Echelon (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Echelon (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Buket Ozatay Report

Phey Palma 2 years ago

this is obviously fake....just by looking at all those fabric ...they're all the same... LOL

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#37 Motion (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Motion (Remarkable Award In Open Color Category)

Fatih Balkan Report

#38 Childhood (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Childhood (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Slum children play football in a muddy field in the Gazipur district in Dhaka. Although Bangladesh's football team is positioned 162 in the FIFA rankings, the country has millions of football fans, most of them supporting their national team.

Probal Rashid Report

Tasha Harris 2 years ago

Love this photo

#39 Crazy For Mud (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Crazy For Mud (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Mud park, located in Xiushan island of Zhoushan City, is the first mud theme park in China. My work represents two visitors completely covered with mud, with a group of “muddy people” in the background. I used the contrast between light and shadow to show childish enjoyment.

Changming Liu Report

#40 Cock Fighting, Indonesia (2nd Place In Open Monochrome Category)

Cock Fighting, Indonesia (2nd Place In Open Monochrome Category)

This photo was taken in Jakarta and shows two men who proudly watch their roosters fighting. Cockfighting is one of the most common traditions among several Indonesian cultures.

Pimpin Nagawan Report

Haleema 2 years ago

How was this picture even allowed what's the difference between cockerel fighting and dog fighting. Awful!

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#41 Sisters In Desert (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

Sisters In Desert (Honorable Mention In Open Color Category)

While the sunrise shines on the sand, in the desert of Naima, some Mongolian girls carry buckets on their way to get water. Their shadows are of rare beauty.

Yushan Li Report

#42 Happiness (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Happiness (Honorable Mention In People And Portrait Category)

Happy children playing with tires outside our NGO medical consultation point full of ill people. These are the smiling sons, nephews and grandchildren of our patients. Sometimes, the line between suffering and happiness is so small and fuzzy that it can be very frightening.

Antonio Aragon Renuncio Report

Fuad Mohammed Ali 2 years ago

Unadulterated joy...

#43 Transition (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Transition (Remarkable Award In Open Monochrome Category)

Lanfeng Chen Report