From April 6th through June 26th, 2020 participants can submit their best photos and short films of life at home during the quarantine to win weekly and monthly cash prizes
Sigma launches #sigmashotathome, a photography and cinematography contest that invites anyone to capture and share their personal depictions of life in quarantine during this unprecedented period of social distancing and self isolation.
The contest will run from April 6th to June 26th, 2020.
The organizers will be giving away a top prize – Sigma fp mirrorless camera and a Contemporary Sigma lens, as well as other prizes throughout the competition.
Who Can Enter the Sigma Contest?
The contest is open to US residents and will be hosted online and run from April 6th to June 26th, 2020.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in history that has dramatically impacted the heart of the creative imaging community,” says Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President, Sigma Corporation of America. “#sigmashotathome is our humble attempt to bring inspiration and creativity to a difficult situation and to remind creators, regardless of stylistic choices, field or gear preferences, that we are in this together.”
Sigma Photo/Cine Contest Prizes
Starting each week, a panel of Sigma professionals will judge entries based on creativity, originality and adherence to the theme of “shot at home” and then select a winner to receive a $500 American Express gift card.
Then, at the culmination of each month, a winner will be chosen from the pool of weekly winners to receive a $1,000 American Express gift card.
Finally, an overall contest grand prize winner will receive a Sigma fp + 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. Also, a second place contest winner will receive any Sigma lens valued at $1000 or less.
How to Enter #sigmashotathome
- Photographic entries must be under 25MB and .jpg format
- 3000×2000 maximum resolution
- Cine entries must be 60 seconds or shorter in 720-1080p
- Submit .mov or .mp4 files only
- All submissions must be the entrant’s own work
Weekly submissions will be closed on Friday at 5pm PT / 8pm ET each week. To enter, participants must do the following:
Sigma Contest Rules/Guidelines
- Photo Submissions:
- Submit via: https://tinyurl.com/sigmaphotoathome
- Have the file naming convention: DATE_LAST NAME_DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
- Like and Follow Sigma Corporation of America on Facebook and Instagram.
- Upload the photo submission to Facebook and Instagram, tag Sigma Corporation of America and include the hashtag #sigmashotathome
- Cine Submissions:
Here is an example of a photo submission:
Participants are welcome to submit multiple entries, up to ten photo entries and three cine entries per person per week.
Judging term resets weekly on Friday at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET.
Rules and regulations apply, open to U.S. citizens only.
For complete contest details as well as rules and regulations please visit: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigmashotathome