Sigma Announces "Spirit of the Games" Photo Competition

As most of you already know, the festivities for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom are already underway; complete with the Olympic Torch being carried by athletes as part of the official Torch Relay. A number of other events are also underway in advance of the Games, including welcoming festivities for competing athletes, and much more.

With only a few days to go before this summer's Olympics are officially underway, with London's Big Ben ringing in start of the games this Friday, July 27th, Sigma in the U.K. has announced that it's holding a "Spirit of the Games" Photography Competition; that's free to enter with some big prizes.

This competition will run from July 28th to August 3rd, and photographers are invited to submit up to five of their images capturing the Spirit of the Games.

The overall winner will receive a Sigma SD1 Merriil system including the 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens. Sigma will also enter 20 runner up winners into a Facebook competition to win a new Sigma DP2 Merrill.

Because of some restrictions that photographers may find in place banning taking photos at some Olympic Events, Sigma is inviting you to submit pictures showing the people and atmosphere outside of the Arenas, combined with local sporting events, so that they can find photos capturing the Spirit of the Games, even if they're not of the actual Olympic Events. So, Sigma is asking photographers entering this competition to make sure they meet the terms and conditions of their event tickets.

Click Here to see Sigma's full announcement about their Spirit of the Games Photo Competition.