Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America launched # sigmashotathome. The photography and cinematography contest invites you to capture and share their personal depictions of life in quarantine during this momentous period of social distancing and self-isolation. Open to all U.S. citizens, the #sigmashotathome contest is hosted online and runs through June 26, 2020.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in history that has dramatically impacted the heart of the creative imaging community,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President, Sigma Corporation of America.“#SigmaShotatHome is our humble attempt to bring inspiration and also creativity to a difficult situation; and to remind creators, regardless of stylistic choices, field or gear preferences, that we are in this together.”
Each week, a panel of Sigma professionals will judge entries. They will based selections on creativity, originality as well as adherence to the theme of “shot at home.” They will select a winner to receive a $500 American Express gift card.
Furthermore, at the culmination of each month, a winner will be chosen from the pool of weekly winners. That winner will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card. In addition, an overall contest grand prize winner will garner a Sigma fp camera plus a 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. Also, a second-place contest winner will receive any Sigma lens valued at $1,000 or less.
Photographic entries must be under 25MB and .jpg format with 3,000×2,000 maximum resolution. Cine entries must be 60 seconds or shorter in 720 to 1080p. Only .mov or .mp4 files are eligible for submission. In addition, entrants can only submit their own work; they must also own the copyright to any photographs entered.
Weekly submissions close on Friday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET each week.
To enter, photo submissions, participants must:
- Submit here.
- Have the file naming convention: DATE_LAST NAME_DESCRIPTIVE TITLE.
- Like and Follow Sigma Corporation of America on Facebook as well as Instagram.
- Upload the photo submission to Facebook and Instagram; tag Sigma Corporation of America; and also include the hashtag #sigmashotathome.
For Cine Submissions:
- Submit here.
- Like and Follow Sigma Cine on Facebook and also on Instagram.
- Upload the submission to Facebook and Instagram; tag Sigma Cine; and also include the hashtag #sigmashotathome.
Moreover, participants are welcome to submit multiple entries; up to 10 photo entries and three cine entries per person per week. For complete contest details as well as rules and regulations, click here.