The 2015 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition is getting bigger and greater as the weeks pass by. The prize pool for this year’s competition is outstanding, and is the largest the competition has seen with the total pool valued at over $15,500.
D-Photo is proud to be able to bring this competition to New Zealand’s amateur photography community. We would like to thank competition chief sponsor Sigma, and category sponsors Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Momento, Vanguard, Ilford, Southern Approach, ProGear, and White Studios for supporting this illustrious competition.
This year’s overall competition winner will receive the following Sigma lens products valued at more than $3000: Sigma 10–20mm f/3.5 lens (worth $849), Sigma 18–250mm f/3.5–6.3 OS lens (worth $549), Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS Macro lens (worth $849), and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens (worth $800).
People category, sponsored by Profoto First prize: Soft box RFi four-inch Octa (120cm) $443.10, RFi speedring adapter Profoto $177.98 Second prize: Umbrella Deep Silver XL (165cm) $507.22 Third prize: Reflector Sunsilver/White L (120cm) $183.54
Junior (16–24) category, sponsored by UCOL First prize: $800 Canon voucher Second prize: $500 Canon voucher Third prize: $200 Canon voucher These vouchers can be spent at selected authorized photographic dealers, excluding Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming.
Travel category, sponsored by Momento First prize: $1000 Momento gift voucher Second prize: $750 Momento gift voucher Third prize: $250 Momento gift voucher
Nature category, sponsored by Vanguard First prize: ABEO PRO 283 AGH Tripod $770 Second prize: ABEO PRO 283 AT Tripod $350, SBH 100 Ball Head $150.00 Third prize: Vanguard Uprise II 48 $270
Monochrome category, sponsored by Ilford First prize: Vanguard AUCTUS 283 CT Tripod $500, ColourMunki Smile $180 Second prize: Range of Ilford Prestige inkjet papers worth $300, ColourMunki Smile $180 Third prize: Range of Ilford Prestige inkjet papers worth $200, ColourMunki Smile $180
Action category, sponsored by Southern Approach First prize: GoPro HERO4 Silver $629.90, SPU Large My Case $99.90, XSO Big Deluxe Tripod $24.90 Second prize: X Project Micro $499, Small My Case $79.90 Third prize: Big U-Shot Deluxe $109.90, XSO Pholder $12.90
Landscape category, sponsored by ProGear First prize: $900 worth of Lee Filters Second prize: $400 worth of Lee Filters Third prize: $200 worth of Lee Filters
Creative category, sponsored by White Studios First prize: $1000 excl. GST of rental credit (valid for 12 months) Second prize: $400 excl. GST of rental credit (valid for 12 months) Third prize: $250 excl. GST of rental credit (valid for 12 months)