Sigma is giving away $60K in scholarships to photographers and filmmakers

Sigma's Chairman Michihiro Yamaki and CEO Kazuto Yamaki
Sigma's CEO Kazuto Yamaki (pictured right, with chairman Michihiro Yamaki in 2010) is feeling generous as the corporation celebrates its 60th (Image credit: Sigma)

Lots of camera makers are having big anniversaries at the moment, but each of them seems to be celebrating in a different way. It seems Lumix will be marking its 20th anniversary on 27 October with a Panasonic GH6 reveal. Hasselblad, meanwhile, launched a limited-edition camera, the Hasselblad 07X Anniversary Edition, when it turned the ripe old age of 80 last month.

Sigma, in turn, is celebrating its 60th birthday this fall – and it seems to have prompted a bout of generosity. So the Japanese camera manufacturer, which was founded in 1961, has launched a competition to give away $60,000 worth of scholarships to budding photographers and filmmakers.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.