Siena International Photo Awards 2015 at its first edition has already become the Italian photo contest with the highest international participation ever as more than 15,000 shots were submitted by photographers from over 100 countries around the world.

In the gallery above you can check the winning images from Siena International Photo Awards 2015, the Italian photography contest with the highest number of foreign nations involved: participants from over 100 countries and thousands of photos were registered to the contest.

Following the announcement of the winners on 31 October, we showcase a selection of awesome shots now on display in Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, one of the most photographed city in the world.

Reindeer nomads surging across the snow, chinese fishermen basking in the glow sunset on Ou river and  have scored highly in the competition by Judges which included professional photographers Melissa Farlow, Beth Wald and Gmb Akash.

The contest was supported and promoted by many Italian and international photography magazines, and it is hoped to become a springboard for new talents.

From October 31 until November 30, 2015 an exhibition will showcase the prize-winning photographs and the best captures of competition in different venues across Siena, Italy. Impressed by the calibre of entrants, a new 2016 edition of the competition is to open on December 15, inviting new applicants until May 2016.

The winners will get the Pangea Prize, which represents a light drop which becomes, as if by magic, the symbol par excellence as the light nourishes photography. A metaphor of perfection, reflection, refraction, for optical lenses and imagination, the future and the world.

It also takes on the embrace that the ‘Siena International Photo Awards’ organisers wish to create with the world gathered in Siena during the days of the Festival with photographers from all continents: all together to support the love for images, for the transparency of man acts, for the harmony of light, for the sweetness of colours, for the good and beautiful.

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