Ronkonkoma, NY—Christine Blaylock’s photograph of her two-year-old daughter wearing a tiara, intended for an invitation for her second birthday party, is the winner of the grand prize in Sigma Corporation of America’s Momtographers photo contest.
Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America, praised Blaylock’s creativity and photographic skill. “This was an exciting contest from start to finish,” Amir-Hamzeh said. “We launched the Momtographers photo contest to spotlight moms who capture and preserve their families’ happiest and most memorable moments together. We were thrilled with the image quality and creativity shown in many of the photos we received, but in the end, Christine Blaylock’s submission really stood out.”
Blaylock, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, won $2,500 in cash for her photo, submitted in the contest’s Dressed for Success category, which was chosen by Sigma’s executives as the best of the nearly 270 photos submitted in the contest.
A stay-at-home mom with two children, Blaylock said she is passionate about taking pictures of her children. “I’d say I’m truly the definition of a Momtographer, ” Blaylock said. “Right now, photography is just for fun. I am not a professional, though I do have aspirations of one day being able to call myself a professional photographer. I truly find joy in taking pictures and preserving my family’s memories and I would like to someday be able to do that for other families in a meaningful and special way.”
To view Blaylock’s winning photo, visit the Sigma Momtographers’ winner’s page at http://126.96.36.199/momtographers/view-winners.asp.
Sigma also announced that Josh Fulkerson of Newburgh, Indiana, won the online public vote in the contest’s Funny Faces category, while Kevin McGuffin of Grant Park, Illinois, won the vote in the Dressed for Success category. In the Holidays and Vacation category, McGuffin and Fulkerson tied with 266 votes each. Each contestant will receive a $1,000 voucher toward Sigma products. sigmaphoto.com