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May 12, 2008

Winners of Sigma Canadian Winter Dreams photo contest

Winners are Tom Chandler, Jennifer Carroll, Linda Verishine and Dominic Cantin

(c) Tom Chandler - Winter Fox - Grand Prize Award

Joel Seigel, President and CEO of Gentec International, is pleased to announce the winners of the Sigma Canadian Winter Dreams photo contest. The contest, which ran from December to March, asked photographers to capture a Canadian winter scene using a Sigma lens.
The quality and variety of the photos submitted was truly impressive,” stated Mr. Seigel. “It was rewarding to have seen so many Sigma users participate in the contest; it demonstrates the talent of Canadian amateur photographers, and the ability of Sigma lenses to help them bring their photographic vision to life.”
Judging was done by two highly respected photographers: Peter Burian and Crombie McNeill. Peter Burian is a well-known freelance photographer, writer, and instructor based in Toronto. He has written many books on photography and is a regular contributor to several photo magazines. Crombie McNeill has been photographing for over thirty years on assignments that have taken him around the world for numerous international magazines. He is also a respected instructor, offering workshops near his home in Ottawa.
Both judges carefully reviewed all entries and finally selected a grand prize winner, plus three additional winners. Tom Chandler’s “Winter Fox” was awarded the grand prize, which included a Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera, plus two Sigma lenses, a Sigma flash, Sigma digital filters, a Roots DSLR system backpack, a SanDisk memory card, and Sony rechargeable batteries. The complete grand prize package totals a retail value of $3,899.
Jennifer Carroll won a Sigma 50-500mm lens with her first place entry. In second place, Linda Verishine was awarded a Sigma 50-150mm lens. And Dominic Cantin earned the award-winning Sigma 70mm macro lens for his third place entry. All entrants received an Optex LensPen for their submission.
About Gentec International
Gentec International is Canada's leading consumer accessory products company supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers prominent brand names such as Optex, Sigma, Velbon, Roots, SanDisk, Sunpak, Bushnell, Tasco, Zeiss, Planet Wireless, Energy, Sony, Electrohome, Prolink, Stinger, Peripheral, and Best Kits & Accessories.
Gentec International - Media Release - 12.05.2008

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