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Sigma Second Annual Scholarship Contest
The Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship will award a cash gift of $5,000 as well as a gift card in the amount of $1,000 for Sigma products to one talented high school senior to advance his or her education and goals toward obtaining a career in the photography industry.
Sigma is conducting this Contest to promote up and coming photographers. Eligible entrants are asked to submit an application (the “Application”), essay (the “Essay”), and three to five images that have a connecting theme (the “Images”). A complete entry consists of (1) the completed online Application, (2) the Essay, and (3) the Images (the “Entry”). The Essay should describe your methodology and thematic intent for creating the Images, to help the judges better understand your process of capturing and selecting the photographs.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Sigma Corporation of America respects the copyright ownership rights of photographers, and should Sigma wish in the future to use an Image for a purpose other than in connection with promotion of future contests, Sigma will contact the owner to purchase the rights for this use for a reasonable fee. USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting an Entry, entrant, or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian, grants to Sigma and its affiliated companies, for a period of 18 months,
(1) an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, display, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit the Images, the Essay, and all intellectual property rights therein, including copyrights, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, film, or electronic storage devices), without compensation of any kind to entrant or any third party and
(2) the right, except where prohibited by law, to use entrant’s name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sigma and its products or services, without compensation unless required by law.
Entrant shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of entrant’s name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e mail address, biographical information, or Entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sigma and its affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including non-winners and winners.
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