Having established itself as an unmissable event on the calendar for amateur photographers, the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year returns for 2018, and is open for entries until June 24, 2018.
The competition is a fantastic way to get your work noticed, and provides ample motivation to achieve a creative challenge you have set yourself. The huge prize pool, worth over $21,000, is thanks to primary sponsor, Sigma, and twelve category sponsors, DJI, Epson, Fujifilm, Huawei, Ilford, Nikon, Profoto, Progear, SAE Institute Auckland, Sigma, Tamron, and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
Last year’s grand prizewinning image, Houston Main Street Metro by Sarah Caldwell, entered into the Monochrome category, excels compositionally and achieves magnificent detail throughout its shadows and highlights, exemplifying what can be achieved creatively when boundaries are limited, whether imposed by oneself or by the environment.
New categories for this year are the Architecture and Smartphone categories, joining the existing Aerial, Creative, Student, Landscape, Macro, Monochrome, Nature, People, Travel, and Video categories.
The competition runs through to 11.59pm on June 24, so get planning that perfect shot, or look to our past winners for inspiration. Last year’s winning images captured tense moments between man and nature; made us question the reality of an image with perception-twisting techniques; froze in time moments usually only perceivable for a split second; explored patterns, man-made and natural through unique aerial views; and explored the personal, political, and environmental.
Check out the gallery of last year’s winners below, and click here for info on how to enter.