New Zealand's biggest amateur photography competition has expanded again this year, offering the biggest prize pool to date, with a total value of over $14,500.
Sigma and D-Photo, along with category sponsors Vanguard, Hasselblad, GoPro, Epson, SanDisk, Marumi, and Fantail Publishing, are proud to bring this singular opportunity to New Zealand’s amateur photography community.
Without further ado, we present the prizes for this year's Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition:
The person named 2014 New Zealand Amateur Photographer of the Year will have the opportunity to put together a dream lens kit with $3000 to put towards any Sigma products they desire.
Landscape category — sponsored by Vanguard
First prize: Vanguard Xcenior 48T rolling trolley bag and Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH tripod (worth $740)
Second prize: Vanguard Xcenior 41 camera bag (worth $375)
Third prize: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB tripod (worth$300)
Monochrome category — sponsored by Hasselblad
First place: Vanguard Supreme 53D Professional hard case and Sigma 18–250mm f/3.5–6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens (worth $880)
Second place: Ilford inkjet paper voucher to the value of $200 plus a Vanguard UP-Rise 45 bag worth $189.
Third place: Ilford inkjet paper voucher to the value of $150 plus a Vanguard UP-Rise II 34 bag worth $130.
Action category — sponsored by GoPro
First place: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, an XSorries Big Black Box case and XSorries Big U Shot Mono (worth $778.80)
Second place: GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition (worth $479)
Third place: XSorries Tripod Pro (worth $249.90)
Creative category — sponsored by Fantail publishing
First place: Fantail Pro Imaging voucher to the value of $1500
Second place: Fantail Pro Imaging voucher to the value of $800
Third place: Fantail Pro Imaging voucher to the value of $500
Nature category — sponsored by Marumi
First place: Marumi Achromat DHG Macro +3, Marumi Variable ND2-ND400 DHG filter, Marumi EXUS Circular Polarizer, and Marumi DHG Lens Protector filter set (worth $826)
Second place: Marumi EXUS Circular Polarizer and Marumi Achromat DHG Macro +3 filter set (worth $548)
Third place: Marumi Super DHG Circular PLD Filter and Marumi DHG Super Lens Protector filter set (worth $298)
Travel category — sponsored by SanDisk
First place: SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-II 280Mb/s 64GB memory card and SanDisk USB 3.0 UHS-II SD card reader (worth $848)
Second place: SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-II 280Mb/s 32GB and SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-II 280Mb/s 16GB memory cards and SanDisk USB 3.0 UHS-II SD card reader (worth $577)
Third place: SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-II 280Mb/s 16GB memory card and SanDisk USB 3.0 UHS-II SD card reader (worth $278)
People category — sponsored by Epson
First place: Epson Artisan 1430 inkjet printer (worth $549)
Second place: Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One printer (worth $499)
Third place: Epson Stylus Photo T50 inkjet printer (worth $199)
Head to the online entry page to submit your images for a chance to win a share in these amazing photography prizes.
Top image: Lance van de Vyver, 2013 New Zealand Amateur Travel Photographer of the Year