Prizes

We have $25,000 worth of amazing gear and opportunities up for grabs in the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. This is thanks to chief sponsor, Sigma, and our wonderful category sponsors, Fujifilm, SAE, Nikon, Profoto, Epson, Sigma, Ilford, Tamron, Whitecliffe, Progear, DJI, and Huawei.

Entries close Sunday, 24 June at 11.59pm. Get your images in here.

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Grand Prize

Thanks to Sigma, this year’s grand prize winner will receive this amazing prize pack valued at $3899:

Sigma 24–70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens

Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens

Sigma 1.4x teleconverter

Sigma 82mm Pro UV Filter

Kenko Realpro protector filter 77mm

Macro

 

Sponsored by Tamron

First prize: Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro lens (with either a Nikon, Canon, or Sony A mount), worth $1119

Second prize: Manfrotto Befree aluminium tripod with ball head and bag, worth $320

Third prize: Manfrotto Pixi tripod and Lumimuse LED light, worth $156

Travel

Sponsored by Nikon

First prize: $800 Nikon voucher for your preferred retailer

Second prize: $500 Nikon voucher for your preferred retailer

Third prize: $200 Nikon voucher for your preferred retailer

Monochrome

Sponsored by Ilford

First prize: Tamrac Anvil backpack and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $690

Second prize: Tamrac Stratus shoulder bag and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $350

Third prize: Vanguard AGH tripod and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $310

Architecture

Sponsored by Fujifilm

First prize: Fujifilm X-E3 XF18–55mm, worth $1,999

Second prize: Fujifilm X-A5 15–45mm, worth $1,099

Third prize: Fujifilm FinePix XP120, worth $349

Student

Sponsored by Whitecliffe

One promising young photographer will receive a head start on tuition fees at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design to the value of $1500

Smartphone

Sponsored by Huawei

Two prizewinners will receive a Huawei P20 and a photo trip to anywhere in New Zealand, worth $1250

People

Sponsored by Profoto

First prize: Vanguard Alta Sky backpack and an Ona leather camera strap , worth $650

Second prize: Vanguard Veo monopod with a Oslo shoulder bag and Ona leather camera strap, worth $350

Third prize: Vanguard AGH tripod and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $310

Video

Sponsored by SAE Institute New Zealand

First prize: Three SAE weekend workshops in audio or film at SAE Studios, worth $1000

Second prize: Two SAE weekend workshops in audio or film at SAE Studios, worth $600

Third prize: One SAE weekend workshop in audio or film at SAE Studios, worth $300

Landscape

Sponsored by Sigma

First prize: Tamrac Anvil backpack and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $690

Second prize: Tamrac Stratus shoulder bag and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $410

Third prize: Vanguard Alta Pro AGH tripod and an Ona leather camera strap, worth $310

Creative

 

Sponsored by Progear

First prize: Progear store credit towards any Elinchrom, Novoflex, Benro, or Lee Filters products, worth $900

Second prize: Progear store credit towards any Elinchrom, Novoflex, Benro, or Lee Filters products, worth $400

Third prize: Progear store credit towards any Elinchrom, Novoflex, Benro, or Lee Filters products, worth $200

Aerial

Sponsored by DJI

First prize: DJI Osmo+ handheld gimbal with 4K zoom camera, worth $1199

Second prize: DJI Osmo Mobile 2, worth $229

Third prize: Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro, worth $119

Nature

Sponsored by Epson

First prize: Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 printer, worth $599

Second prize: Epson Expression Photo XP-960 printer, worth $499

Third prize: Epson Expression Premium XP-900 printer, worth $399