Amazing Winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards

The annual Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) reveal parts of the world that go unknown to many. Now in their fourth year, the contest demonstrates an incredible range of subject matter, from amazing portraits of the animal kingdom to heart-wrenching photos of humanity to applaudable feats of architecture. The awe-inspiring pictures are in keeping with the mission of the contest. SIPA is hosted by Art Photo Travel, a non-profit organization whose mission involves “cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world.”

The 2018 competition saw more than 48,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers in 156 countries. A fraction of the submissions were selected for category awards. Using unconventional names including Fragile Ice, Animals in Their Environment, and Fascinating Faces and Characters, the section winners are awarded starting with 1° Classified, then 2° Classified, and then 3° Classified. Beyond that are the honorable mentions.

Above all of the submissions, SIPA crowned their Photo of the Year. This year’s top prize went to K M Asad for a striking portrait called Battle Victim. In it, the documentary photographer captured the tears of a young Rohingya girl after she and her family entered the Tenkhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. She looks on as others arrive, having also fled Myanmar. The emotional photo is a grave reminder of the refugee crisis.

See our selection of favorite winning photographs from 2018, below, and view all of the winners on the SIPA website.

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