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Sigma Offers Scholarship to an Aspiring College-Bound Photographer

  ...$5,000 for School and $1,000 in gear to one graduating senior!

Published in Photography News by Kevin L. Kitchens on November 24, 2009 12:34

Sigma Photo has announced they will be awarding a $5,000 scholarship and $1,000 in camera gear to an aspiring college-bound graduating senior. They must be pursuing a degree related to photography and the contest is open for entries now until February 15, 2010.
Sigma Corporation now accepting applications for student photography scholarship

High school seniors pursuing photo-related careers vie for $5,000 cash prize, $1000 in products

Ronkonkoma, NY, Nov. 19, 2009 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the company’s first-ever scholarship contest.

The Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship will award a cash gift of $5,000 and $1,000 in Sigma products to one talented high school senior to advance his or her education and goals toward obtaining a career in a photo-related field. Students pursuing higher education in industries such as photography, photojournalism, graphic arts and design, visual arts and art history are eligible to apply.

Applicants are invited to visit the Sigma Corporation of America Web site for more details and to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay and the submission of up to five thematically-tied photographs. The entire package will be judged based on creativity of subject selection, overall technique and, most importantly, image quality. Students are not required to use Sigma equipment to shoot the photographs they submit.

“This scholarship illustrates Sigma’s five decades of technological advancement and innovation in the industry, and our family-owned company’s desire to empower and support up-and-coming photographers,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America. “The scholarship winner will be selected based on his or her ability to deliver outstanding photographs with the superior caliber of image quality for which the Sigma brand has become known.”

Applications will be accepted from Nov. 19, 2009 to Feb. 15, 2010 and can be submitted via the Sigma Corporation of America Web site at http://www.sigmaphoto.com/scholarship/. Once the submission process closes, the public will be invited to vote online for the top three students of their choice from Feb. 16, 2010 to April 23, 2010. Sigma Corporation of America executives will select a winner from the top three public vote-getters and announce the scholarship recipient on May 3, 2010.

For information about the Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship, eligibility, the application process, material submissions and a formal list of contest rules, visit http://www.sigmaphoto.com/scholarship/.

For information on Sigma Corporation of America and its lenses, cameras and flashes, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.

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