New Zealand D-Photo - - EDITORIAL - Lara Wy­att

Well, an en­tire year seems to have flown by in a blink of an eye, and here we are again at the very be­gin­ning of the next chap­ter in our Sigma D-Photo Am­a­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion — the 2017 edi­tion! It’s al­ways an over­whelm­ing and thrilling time of the year, when we get to see the pure tal­ent and skill from pho­tog­ra­phers from the depths and breadths of our na­tion come flood­ing into our inbox. The var­ied styles and tech­niques used to cap­ture po­ten­tially award-win­ning shots are in­spir­ing — and it’s great to see pho­tog­ra­phers think­ing out of the box when it comes to a cat­e­gory. We ex­pect to see a lot of cre­ativ­ity and tal­ent this year, as usual.

We’re ex­cited to be able to con­firm, and wel­come back, this year’s nam­ing-rights spon­sor — Sigma — and we’ve got a huge se­lec­tion of cat­e­gories for you to get amongst! This year’s cat­e­gories will be Aerial, Cre­ative, Ju­nior, Land­scape, Macro, Mono­chrome, Na­ture, Peo­ple, and Travel. With plenty of gen­res avail­able, no mat­ter your pre­ferred style of pho­tog­ra­phy, there will be some­thing for you to en­ter your images into.

It all kicks off on March 20 — so, if you’ve al­ready got images you’ve been hoard­ing, ly­ing in wait to be en­tered into this year’s com­pe­ti­tion, head on over to and en­ter into the cat­e­gories that in­ter­est you.

En­tries will be open un­til 5pm, June 23, but don’t leave it un­til then — get your en­tries in now, and start gath­er­ing votes to be in with the chance of win­ning the Reader’s Choice award! We’ll have more in­for­ma­tion on prizes, judges, and plenty more as the com­pe­ti­tion pro­gresses, so make sure you keep an eye on the 2017 Sigma D-Photo Am­a­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year web­site to be kept in the loop!

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