Prizes

Spring Photography Contest

35th Annual Spring Photography Contest sponsored by SIGMA

WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute.

Over $250,000 Cash Prizes Awarded Since 1980!

PRIZES

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum PLUS
• Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens ($899)*
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa
Speed Ring) ($399)

SECOND PLACE
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum PLUS
• Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM | ART lens ($800)*
• Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack: Bumblebee-220 PL ($279.99)

THIRD PLACE
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum

FOURTH PLACE
Five $125 awards

100 HONORABLE MENTIONS
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

Winning Photos

WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2015.

EXTENDED ENTRY: May 25, 2015
Early entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before May 25, 2015).

No Limit to Quantity of Entries.

• Rights remain with photographer
• Subject matter is open
• Finalists notified by July 27, 2015
• Winners notified by August 10, 2015

ELIGIBILITY
This contest is open to all amateur photographers in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Got Questions?

Most answers and solutions can be found in our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS — please take a moment and check it out.

To Enter Online:

Win a SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens

SIGMA_35mmF1-4

A classic focal length reimagined, the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is sharp and fast with beautiful bokeh. MSRP: $899.*

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

Win a SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art Lens

SIGMA_18-35mmF1-8

The world’s first 1.8 zoom, the 18-35mm 1.8 Art lens is renowned for its sharp and beautifully contrasted images. MSRP: $800.*

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

To Enter by Mail:

Download Entry Form

• Enter black & white or color prints or slides.
• Prints must be unmounted 9×12 or smaller.
• Label every photo with your name and address, and indicate which edge is the top.
• Make checks payable to Photographer’s Forum.
• All entries must include payment, entry form, and photographs.

If sending prints or slides, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of work. Work will be returned in September 2015. Work with no SASE will be discarded.