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PRESS RELEASE: Konica Minolta announces winners in online photo contest
Grand Prize winner receives $500 in Konica Minolta photographic equipment
Mahwah, NJ (March 11, 2004) - Konica Minolta Corporation has selected the Grand Prize winner, as well as one Runner-up and three Honorable Mentions, in its "Photo of the Week" year-end contest. Beginning in January 2003, Konica Minolta asked photographers who use either Konica Minolta digital or film cameras to submit through the www.konicaminolta.us Web site an image that was significant or special to them. Out of the final 52 entries (all of which were "Photo of the Week" winners), Rick Cucuzza of Prescott, AZ, received the Grand Prize of $500 in Konica Minolta photographic equipment for his up-close-and-personal shot of a puffer fish using a DiMAGE X with its underwater housing.
"When we created the 'Photo of the Week' photo contest two years ago, the goal was to showcase some of the best images created with Konica Minolta photographic equipment," said Jon Sienkiewicz, vice president of marketing, Konica Minolta's Camera Division. "We had such a wonderful response to our call for weekly entries on our Web site, that we are honored to be able recognize the best of the best in this way once again."
Other prize winners included the $250 (in Konica Minolta photographic equipment) Runner-up Jared Dever of Perris, CA and $100 (in Konica Minolta photographic equipment) Honorable Mentions Neil Girling of Livermore, CA, Mark Abercrombie of Chandler, AZ, and Allen Conrad of Centerville, IN. For the second year in a row, renowned Photo Editor Robert Sheppard and a panel of industry experts selected the winners. All winning images can be viewed on the "Photo of the Week" gallery on the Konica Minolta Web site at www.konicaminolta.us.
About Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Mahwah, NJ, is the North American sales and marketing subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). On August 5, 2003 Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. was formed to enhance both the competitive business capabilities and earning capacities of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd.
Consumers around the world have come to know and trust the Konica and Minolta brands for all their imaging needs. Since the earliest days of the photo industry, Minolta and Konica have applied their talents and resources to create products and services that are essential to the world of imaging. Today, these efforts concentrate on the most important aspects of imaging: the quality of the images, the tools and methods for creating images, and the creation of environments for the application of images.
This focus on the essentials of imaging ties together the company's key business and consumer product lines. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of 35mm and Advanced Photo System film, single-use cameras, digital and 35mm film cameras, accessory lenses, binoculars, photographic and color measurement meters. In addition the company offers color print photo papers, Inkjet photo paper, digital minilabs, digital film scanners, optical instruments, software and advanced imaging and sensing technologies. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. also provides wholesale photofinishing services and Internet imaging services. It is a complete imaging company, from input through output.
For more information about Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., its products and services, visit www.konicaminolta.us.
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(First posted on Monday, March 15, 2004 at 09:42 EST)