Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – Camera
accessories manufacturer Sigma is offering high school seniors with an eye for image
composition the chance to compete in a photo contest and win a scholarship for
$5,000 cash and $1,000 in Sigma products.
The deadline to enter Sigma’s Annual Scholarship Contest is Feb.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for budding photographers who
are serious about pursuing a career in a photo-related field to help kick off
their education,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, Sigma president. “The competition is
heating up and we’re excited to see so many outstanding submissions.”
New applicants are invited to visit
for contest rules and to
complete an application form, which includes a brief essay and the submission
of between three and five photographs that are thematically tied.
The scholarship will award a cash gift of $5,000 and $1,000 in
Sigma products to the winning senior to advance his or her education and goals
toward pursuing higher education and, ultimately, obtaining a career in
industries such as photography, photojournalism, graphic arts and design,
visual arts and art history.
Once the submission process closes, there will be an online public
vote from March 1 to April 1 to determine the top five finalists. Sigma
executives will choose the contest winner from the group of finalists whose
work will be judged based on creativity of subject selection, overall technique
and image quality.
Students are not required to use Sigma equipment to shoot the
photographs they submit.