2016 Sigma D-Photo Ama­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion open now

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Whether you’ve got a stock­pile of images that you’ve been pa­tiently wait­ing to en­ter, or you’re in need of a kick-start to en­cour­age you to pick up your cam­era and get back into the swing of things, now’s the time to col­late all your favourite pho­to­graphs and sub­mit them to the largest ama­teur pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion in New Zealand — the 2016 Sigma D-Photo Ama­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year is now open for en­tries.

The Pho­tog­ra­pher’s Mail’s sis­ter mag­a­zine, D-Photo, is very pleased to have CR Kennedy’s Sigma back on board as nam­ing-rights spon­sor, and is ex­cited to an­nounce that, this year, two brand-new cat­e­gories have been added to the lineup.

First, the Aerial cat­e­gory — spon­sored by DJI Drones — en­cour­ages you to get your drones out fly­ing.

The sec­ond new cat­e­gory is Macro, spon­sored by Tam­ron Lenses, which asks you to get up close and per­sonal with every­thing from bugs to the ev­ery­day ob­jects you have lying around your home.

As well as Aerial and Macro, this year’s com­pe­ti­tion will host an­other seven cat­e­gories to ig­nite the flame of in­spi­ra­tion in you. The Cre­ative (spon­sored by White Stu­dios), Land­scape (spon­sored by Pro­gear), Mono­chrome (spon­sored by Il­ford Pa­per), Na­ture (spon­sored by Van­guard), Peo­ple (spon­sored by Pro­foto), and Travel (spon­sored by Nikon) cat­e­gories will all make a reap­pear­ance, while the Ju­nior cat­e­gory in­tro­duced in 2015 will re­turn again this year for those who are study­ing pho­tog­ra­phy or un­der 18 years of age — this year, the cat­e­gory is spon­sored by the Uni­ver­sal Col­lege of Learn­ing (UCOL).

Thanks to D-Photo’s new-look web­site, the com­pe­ti­tion and its gal­leries look amaz­ing and fea­ture far more in­ter­ac­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties than ever be­fore. You can vote on your favourite images in each cat­e­gory gallery to have your say on which im­age should re­ceive the brand-new Read­ers’ Choice Award of 2016 — and shar­ing your favourite images with your friends via your so­cial-me­dia chan­nels, or send­ing them in an email, is an ex­cit­ing new fea­ture this year.

Got your images ready to roll? Head on over to dphoto.co.nz/apoty2016 to en­ter — the clos­ing date is Mon­day, June 13, 2016.

Be­van Whit­tle­ston, 2015 Sigma D-Photo Ama­teur Photograph­er of the Year Ju­nior cat­e­gory win­ner

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