|Spirit of Sport|
|Written by Stuart Dennison|
|Monday, 23 July 2012 07:56|
2012 has been a year of celebration for the UK - the Jubilee, and the Olympic Games - and Sigma's 10th year as a digital camera manufacturer using the unique Direct Image Sensor with Foveon technology.
To celebrate, Sigma UK is looking for your best sporting images. Send in the photographs that have captured sporting events for you - the crowds, the atmosphere, the athletes and the celebrations.
Sigma UK Announces "Spirit of Sport" - an online photographic competition with top-class prizes!
To celebrate the sporting events this summer, Sigma UK has teamed up with Sigma User and are holding a 'Spirit of Sport' online photographic competition. It's free to enter and has some big prizes! Not only that, but we're inviting you to help us with the judging!
The Spirit of Sport competition is all about capturing some great shots which show what sporting events mean to you - the people, the atmosphere and the celebrations.
Running in the UK from now until 31st August, photographers are invited to submit up to five images capturing the spirit of sporting events in your local area over the summer.
There are two top prizes to win - the overall winner of the judges' vote will win a Sigma SD1 Merrill system worth £2149, including the 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens, whilst 20 runners up will be entered into a Facebook competition to win the new Sigma DP2 Merrill, worth £799.
Winners in two categories - the overall winner of the judges' vote will win a Sigma SD1 Merrill system (above) worth £2149, including the 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens, whilst 20 runners up will be entered into the Facebook competition to win the new Sigma DP2 Merrill (below), worth £799.
The competition will be judged in two stages: The overall winner will be selected from a shortlist of 21 images chosen by our judges, and will receive a Sigma SD1 Merrill and Sigma 17-50 F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens. The 20 remaining images will be hosted in a gallery on Sigma's Facebook page at facebook.com/sigmaimaginguk. This is where we need your help! The photographer whose image has the most 'likes' by the closing date of this stage will win a shiny new Sigma DP2 Merrill 46 MP compact digital camera.
Closing date for entries is the 31st August 2012. To allow time for fair selection of images we're not setting a deadline for the Facebook competition at this point. Once the 21 images have been short listed and the overall winner chosen, the remaining 20 will be hosted on Facebook for a period of 2 weeks giving you time to 'Like' your favourite images. An exact closing time and date will be announced nearer the time.
That's it! We've tried to keep it as simple as possible, so enjoy the sporting events over the summer, get some great pictures and we look forward to seeing them soon!
Please note: If you're planning a visit to London this summer to watch the Olympics and want to take some pictures there, sadly we are unable to accept images taken from inside the venues due to the restrictions that LOCOG have placed on amateur and professional photographers alike. Therefore, we can only accept images from outside these arenas however we are also keen to see local sporting events in your area inspired by the more famous events taking place in the UK's capital.
This competition is now closed for entries! Thankyou for your participation.