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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sigma Student Photography Scholarship


Winner is announced

Ronkonkoma, NY, Jan. 20, 2010 – 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 the winner of the fourth annual, Sigma-sponsored Nature’s Best Photography Students photography contest.

Sally Bornbusch, an 18-year-old college freshman studying biology and fine arts, is the grand prize winner of the student magazine’s most recent photo contest. Her winning image captured the reflections of two sandhill cranes in a body of water at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Bornbusch’s winning photo and description, and the images submitted by other contest runners-up, can be viewed at www.naturesbeststudents.com.

“We received hundreds of outstanding photographs from young adults from all over the world, so this is always a difficult decision, but Sally’s image struck our judges as both highly artistic and exceptionally composed,” said Gabby Salazar, editor of the publication.

Sigma Corporation of America sponsors Nature’s Best Photography Students’ twice-yearly photography contests by donating a Sigma lens of the winner’s choice valued at $650. This endeavor, like the Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship that was recently announced for high school seniors, is part of company’s mission to support young photographers.

“At Sigma, we pride ourselves on using the best technologies available, and we’re especially proud of the fact that our product line is accessible to and affordable for photographers of all kinds,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America. “We feel it’s important to nurture young photo enthusiasts by supporting their efforts and helping them showcase and continue their work through contests of this nature.”

Submissions for the next Nature’s Best Photography Students photo contest will be accepted through March 1; Sigma’s scholarship contest submissions are being accepted until Feb. 15. Students can submit images for the photo contest online at www.naturesbeststudents.com/takeaction; applications, essays and photo submissions for the Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship cash prize of $5,000 and $1,000 in Sigma gear can be submitted via the Web at http://www.sigmaphoto.com/scholarship/.

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

About Sigma Corporation of America

For more than 50 years, Sigma Corporation has been producing high-quality, high-performance photographic technology at moderate prices. This family-owned organization is the largest, independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 40 lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Canon, Minolta, Sony, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax. Sigma Corporation also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact cameras.  The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices strategically located throughout Europe and North America. For information, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com.


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