Once again, Sigma will cosponsor the 2020 contest. Moving on from the expansive views of mountains, prairies, and lush landscapes presented in last year’s contest, we’ve selected their diametrical opposite with this theme: In the City. As always, interpret the theme however you like, but be able to back it up should we select your masterpiece. Please submit no more than three images. Do not alter your images beyond minor color corrections, burning, dodging, and levels adjustments.
Upload JPGs to www.contribute.kalmbach.com no later than June 1, 2020, and type “photo contest” in the “comments.” If we select your image as a finalist, we’ll request the high-resolution format. We do not accept mailed submissions.
Winners will be announced in the November 2020 issue.
Winner will receive: Sigma 100-400mm lens
Winner will receive: $500
Winner will receive: $250
Winners will receive: a three-year subscription to Trains magazine or equivalent Trains products
>> 1. Enter up to three (3) digital images to www.contribute.kalmbach.com, choose “Trains” as the publication, and label the submission “PHOTO CONTEST.”
>> 2. Contestants must include their name, address, a daytime phone number, email address, and basic caption information in the digital image’s metadata.
>> 3. All entries must be submitted by June 1, 2020.
>> 4. Winning photos will be published in Trains’ November 2020 issue.
>> 5. Trains reserves the right to retain electronic copies for future publication, use as a contest gallery exhibition on Trains magazine’s website, Facebook wall, Twitter feed, other social media, or for public exhibition. In all cases, the photographer retains the copyright to the image.
>> 6. Trains staff members will judge photos on a “blind” basis, meaning they will not know the identities of the entrants.
>> 7. Multiple prizes will not be awarded to any individual.
>> 8. Employees of Kalmbach Media Co. or their families are not eligible to enter.
>> 9. Sigma reserves the right to exchange a comparable lens for the prize listed above.
>> 10. By entering the 2020 Trains photo contest, you agree to share your name and email address with SIGMA.