Olympus Announces "Photographers Of Tomorrow" Contest For Top Photography Students
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 4, 2007 - Olympus today announced its inaugural "Photographers of Tomorrow photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating students.
Starting January 14, 2008, students will submit their best work captured with the Olympus E-3 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera in three categories: Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues. Student entries will be judged by a panel of award-winning photographers, comprised of Olympus Visionaries. The winning images will be announced in April 2008. Complete rules and regulations can be viewed at www.olympusamerica.com/e3photocontest.
Participating schools include Texas A&M University at Commerce, The University of the Arts Philadelphia, Art Institute of Colorado, Brooks Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Hallmark Institute of Photography, University of Texas - Austin, Rockport College, and Academy of Art University San Francisco, among others.
"The Olympus competition is our way of helping the next generation of professional photographers and photojournalists to showcase their work nationally, as the winning submissions will be visible on the Olympus Web site," said John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR at Olympus Imaging America Inc. "The students will connect with the three distinct categories of speed, travel and environmental issues."
Photo Submission Categories
Olympus has selected the following categories for contest submissions to inspire the budding photographers and to best represent the capabilities of the new Olympus E-3 digital SLR camera.
Speed: Images capturing the essence of speed and movement of life;
Travel: Images depicting exotic, exciting, or extreme journeys or adventures, showing the color and temperament of the local culture; and
Environment Issues: Images showing the impact of man and global warming, or natural settings of landscapes, flora, and fauna.
The Prizes The students who submit the three winning images (one for each of the three categories) will be awarded the following prizes. The three students' respective professors will also be awarded the camera, lenses and accessories.
Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera
Two New ZUIKO Digital Lenses - the ED 12-60mm (24-120mm equivalent) f2.8-4.0 SWD and ED 50-200mm (100-400mm equivalent) f2.8-3.5 SWD
Olympus Travel Bag and Lens Cloth