2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year winning images
The enthusiast photographic community rallied to D-Photo’s call seeking out the best amateur shooters Aotearoa has to offer. In the 2018 edition of the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year, we received a record-smashing 13,329 across 12 categories, proving once more the passion and pedigree of our creative community up and down the country.
Considering the veritable mountain of prizes we had up for grabs — worth more than $25K — it’s no big surprise that the contest attracted as much attention as it did. None of which would have been possible without the generous support of brand-name sponsor, Sigma, and all of our category sponsors, listed below alongside their categories. On behalf of the magazine and every eager photographer who entered, we offer our sincere thanks.
Then, of course, there was the unenviable task of having to select but a few of the very best shots from the deluge of impressive imagery we received. Considering the volume, it very much had to be a team effort, and the
D-Photo team certainly went above and beyond to keep things running smoothly. But it was our panel of industry professionals who gave up their valuable time to provide us with the gorgeous gallery that follows — to those generous experts, we also offer our unreserved gratitude.
And, finally, to the thousands of amateur photographers who stepped up and entered images, thank you and congratulations — you’re the ones who make this annual event the extravaganza it is.