RONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Scowling little faces, toddlers dressed in animal costumes and family fun on the beach were among the nearly 270 photos submitted for the Sigma Corporation of America "Momtographers' Photo Contest." Now, it's up to the voters to decide the top photo in each of the three contest categories: "Dressed for Success," "The Holidays and Vacation," and "Funny Faces."

At stake are three separate prizes of $500 worth of Sigma gear, which will go to the owner of the photo receiving the most votes in each category.

To view the contestants' images and vote for your favorite, visit Voting will take place from Aug. 17 to Sept. 20.

"We were very impressed with the creativity and image quality of many of the photos we received," said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America. "This contest is all about showcasing and recognizing the abilities of moms to capture and preserve their family's most memorable moments. We're happy that so many moms and dads shared these treasured images with us and look forward to an exciting voting competition."

Amir-Hamzeh encouraged contestants to reach out to their friends and colleagues through their social networks to seek their votes. "What we saw in the Sigma Scholarship Contest earlier this year was that contestants were highly resourceful in spreading the word through their networks. We're expecting the same activity with the Momtographers' Photo Contest."

Each voter is limited to voting for one photo per category. Voters must register with a working email address in order to cast votes. For information about the Sigma Corporation of America "Momtographers' Photo Contest," voting, and a formal list of contest rules, visit

Separate from the online, public voting, Sigma executives will choose the best overall photo as the grand prize winner, whose owner will receive $2,500 in cash. The grand prize winner will be announced Sept. 29.

For information about Sigma Corporation of America and its lenses, cameras and flashes, visit

About Sigma Corporation
For nearly 50 years, Sigma Corporation's expertise and innovation has driven the company's core philosophy of "knowledge, plus experience, plus imagination," with an emphasis on 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 50 lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma, Canon, 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, Asia and North America. For information, please visit

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Sigma Corporation

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