Having taken into consideration the global crisis surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and the possibility of a second wave in autumn (as predicted by The World Health Organization), the Siena Awards Organisation, taking responsibility for the health and welfare of the visitors as well as the Sienese people, (in accordance with the measures imposed by the Italian health authorities and in agreement with the Municipality of Siena and our partners), has had to decide to cancel the 2020 Awards Ceremony and its related exhibitions which were scheduled to go on display from 24 October to 29 November 2020. With this 6th edition, both events have now become pivotal occasions for our SIPA family to come together and we are all going to miss these moments. So, for this reason, we have taken a lot of time trying to avoid canceling these awesome events which are the culmination of an entire year of effort. The announcement of the winners will go on as planned on 24 October 2020, 17:30 CEST, across our platforms. We are working hard behind the scenes in order to provide the winners the best exposure possible. We will continue monitoring the worldwide situation trying to find alternative dates for setting the exhibitions and personally handing all the winning photographers their prizes.