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Olympus America Announces Three New Photo Contests Online

Coinciding with today's launch of the new www.olympus.com, Olympus America Inc. has announced three online photo contests for users of Olympus cameras. These contests are the first in what is expected to be a series of different online contests, promotions and other activities for users of Olympus consumer products. Each contest is centered around a specific Olympus camera, type of user, and theme, with winners receiving valuable prizes and a place in the site's future online gallery:
  • The Great Pet Photo Contest is open to all Olympus 35mm and APS film point and shoot camera users (21 and older). Centered around pictures of pets (from those cuddly kitten pictures to the ferocious beast that chases you around your jogging route), the winner of the Great Pet Photo Contest will receive an Olympus IS-30 DLX 35mm Camera, valued at approximately $600, and a place in an online gallery of olympus.com.
  • The second contest, for Olympus 35mm and APS film SLR cameras, features a travel/vacation theme. From family shots at the Grand Canyon to that trek into the Himalayas, the best shots in this category will also win a place in an online gallery of olympus.com. The winner of the Travel/Vacation Film Photo Contest (21 and older) will receive an IS-30 DLX 35mm Camera, valued at approximately $600.
  • Open to all users of Olympus Filmless Digital cameras (21 and older), the Travel/Vacation Filmless Digital Contest winner will receive a D-400 Zoom Filmless Digital Camera, valued at $799. Shots in this category include any travel or vacation footage, from landscapes and scenic views to images of you and yours on the road to anywhere. The winning image will also be posted in an online gallery of olympus.com.
Participants in the film camera contests can enter by visiting olympus.com, printing an entry form from the site, and mailing it to Olympus with their entries. Participants in the filmless digital contest can register and submit their entries online directly at the site. A maximum of two entries will be accepted per person, per contest, up until the deadline of September 17, 1999. Winners will be selected based on equal parts originality, photographic quality, composition, and appropriateness to the theme. Winners will be announced October 1, 1999.

Olympus America Inc. distributes a wide range of products for consumer, scientific, health care, commercial and industrial markets. These include film and filmless cameras, microcassette and digital voice recorders, binoculars, film scanners, personal photo printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical analyzers, and other high-technology products. Olympus America Inc. is responsible for sales, marketing, distribution and service in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.