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 from a Sigma contest.
Don’t know what to do while staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic? If you are not shooting for a picture library – and even if you are – Sigma has a challenge for you, whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker. Starting April 6 and running until 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 Corporation of America launched the #sigmashotathome, a photography and cinematography contest that invites anyone to capture and share their personal depictions of life in quarantine during this momentous period of social distancing and self isolation. Completely open to the public, #sigmashotathome will be hosted online running from April 6th through 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.”
A $500 American Express gift card weekly
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. At the culmination of each month, a winner will be chosen from the pool of weekly winners to receive a $1000 American Express gift card.
When the competition ends, an overall contest grand prize winner will receive a Sigma fp + 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens and a second place contest winner will receive any Sigma lens valued at $1000 or less. Follow the link ot know more about the rules and regulations that apply to this contest and remember that the #SigmaShotatHome is open to U.S. citizens only.
How to Enter #sigmashotathome
Photographic entries must be under 25MB and .jpg format with 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, and they must own the copyright to any photographs entered. Weekly submissions will be closed on Friday at 5pm PT / 8pm ET each week. To enter, participants must do the following:
Submit via: https://tinyurl.com/sigmaphotoathome
Have the file naming convention: DATE_LAST NAME_DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
Upload the photo submission to Facebook and Instagram, tag Sigma Corporation of America and include the hashtag #sigmashotathome.
Submit via: https://tinyurl.com/sigmacineathome
Upload the photo submission to Facebook and Instagram, tag Sigma Cine and include the hashtag #sigmashotathome.
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.
For complete contest details as well as rules and regulations follow the link to visit: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigmashotathome .