Creative Photo Contest – Siena Awards

Creative Photo Contest - Siena Awards

Opening: February 15, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: March 15, 2020
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Entry Fee: 1 image – Free, 3 images – €20, Series – €35
Prizes: valuable prizes, Pangea Prize, participation in the exhibition

Creative Photo Awards is a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to rewarding originality, experimentation, and imagination by encouraging the creative use of the medium of photography in all its forms, including abstract and conceptual ideas.


Creative Photo Awards aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images. It’s searching for photos born out of the passion and from the author’s deep sensitivity: the result from a need to express feelings through the image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. We seek to find artists and unique souls who breathe and live for creativity. Creative Photo Awards aims to be a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. What matters is your unique vision and your skills in translating that vision into exceptional and original work. Show us how you’re pushing the photographic medium, experimenting with different techniques or creative approaches to bring your ideas to life.

In this competition, everyone is free to use any technique. Only the final effect counts. We break all the rules, and we want you to break them with us by creating new trends in art. Our judges evaluate the work of artists in different categories so that the participants have a better chance at precisely defining their niche and showcasing their innovative prowess in the area they feel most comfortable with. The winners will be exhibited in Siena alongside Siena Awards!

Creative Photo Awards competition is open to professional and amateur photographers. Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition.


  • Fine art
    This category should feature images where the intention is aesthetic, revealing the subjective, creative vision of the artist, photos that express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the image and the technique used to create it.
  • Abstract
    Non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography depicting a visual image not immediately associated with the object world.
  • Conceptual
    Any image that illustrates an idea showing the perfect way to express the photographer creative freedom.
  • Nature & Landscape
    Photography featuring environment and landscapes in an artistic way, often enhanced, showing scenes in nature through the creative eye and techniques of the photographer.
  • Nudes
    Photos depicting the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities.
  • Wedding
    Images featuring people and activities relating to wedding or engagement ceremonies, celebrations or traditions.
  • Architecture
    Photography featuring architecture in an artistic way: abstract, bridges, buildings, cityscapes, historic, industrial, interior, other.
  • Animals/Pets
    Photography featuring the animals’ life through the creative eye of the photographer. Unethical treatment of the animals are not allowed.
  • Portraiture
    Artistic images of a person or group of people, capturing the personality of the subject by use of lighting, backdrops, poses, etc.
  • Still Life
    Photos depicting inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects or with a single object in focus.
  • Experimental
    Images showing how a subject or scene can be interpreted or captured by the artist using special effects or techniques (manual or digital included).
  • Open theme
    Fine Art photography which falls outside the scope of the above categories.


The participant with the highest scoring image will be endowed the title of “Creative Photographer of the Year”. Also, there will be a winner for each category.

The winners will receive the Pangea Prize christal statuette during the Awards Ceremony which will be held in Siena in October. The winning images will be showcased in Siena at the “I Wonder if You Can” exhibition during more than 1 month.

Entry Fees

  • 1 image free to enter
  • 3 images (including the free one) – €20
  • Each additional image – €8
  • Series – €35

The total number of entries is intended to be distributed freely across the different categories.

Early Bird: all entries registered by March 15th 2020 will favour of the possibility to enter each additional image with € 6 instead of € 8. Additional photos can also be uploaded after April 15th 2020, provided that the payment of the registration fee had been processed before that date.



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