Ronkonkoma, NY – July 30, 2020
Sigma Corporation of America has wrapped up the #SigmaShotAtHome photography and short film competition with the announcement of the “Grand Prize” winners. Marcel Lecours, founder and Art Director at SimpleFly Creative, won for his photo submission, Self Portrait of a Quarantined Dad, and Marshall Victory, cinematographer, won for his short film, Mano A Mano. Each winner will receive a SIGMA fp camera and 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens.
Over the span of twelve weeks, the #SigmaShotAtHome competition boasted over 1,300 total unique submissions resulting in over 180 honorable mentions and 24 total winning entries. The Grand Prize winners were chosen from this pool of monthly and weekly winners. Prizes throughout the contest ranged in value from $500-$2,100 and, in total, Sigma awarded nearly $23,000 worth of prize money and Sigma products.
This competition was open to all photographers and cinematographers within the U.S. regardless of experience level or brand preference. Entries were judged by a panel of Sigma photography and cinematography professionals based on creativity, originality and adherence to the theme of “shot at home.” Sigma would like to thank everyone who participated in this competition.
“When we launched this competition, our focus was to inspire photographers and cinematographers during a bleak point in our collective history. For Sigma to be able to help light the creative spark in so many creators and inspire award-winning work while under a nationwide ‘stay at home’ situation was truly rewarding for us as a company focused on visual artistry.” – Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President of Sigma Corporation of America
Here’s what the creators had to say about being the Grand Prize Winners and taking home the SIGMA fp + 45mm F2.8 DG DN lens:
“Winning the #SigmaShotAtHome contest grand prize has been a truly amazing experience. As a professional creative, I often suffer from Imposter Syndrome, so it really boosts my self confidence to know that my photo was selected as the winner from so many amazing entries.” – Marcel Lecour, Self Portrait of a Quarantined Dad
“I’m incredibly grateful and honored to be Sigma’s Shot At Home Grand Prize Winner. I’m honestly inspired by the fellow filmmakers who have continued to create during these trying, but hopeful times. They’ve made me hungry for chocolate twists and cupcakes. They’ve made me wonder whether to draw facial hair on my utensils and whether I have the zen-like patience to watch a cactus bloom. They’ve made me want to rewatch Friday the 13th and Back to the Future. During these uncertain times, they’ve given me sunlight and made me want to learn how to skateboard… and thanks to Sigma, I’ll have a new tool in my hands to do so, the SIGMA fp. I guarantee you I’ll be using it. The painting’s on the wall.” – Marshall Victory, Mano a Mano
Check out the Winner’s Showcase to see all the winners, honorable mentions and prizes:
About Sigma Corporation
Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, Sigma has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan.
In 2012, the company introduced Sigma Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Sigma, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the Sigma Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing Sigma as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the Sigma benchmark of excellence, Sigma cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production.
Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, Sigma continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp full-frame mirrorless digital camera, announced in July 2019. The introduction of the fp along with the availability of 15 award-winning Sigma Global Vision lenses in native L-Mount format demonstrates Sigma’s continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp and these lenses, even more shooters can now leverage Sigma’s renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease.