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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

Olympus' EVOLT E-510 digital SLR. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Sweepstakes Winners Shoot With The Pros At US Open 2007

Five Lucky Consumers Capture It All Through Exclusive Access at the World-Class Tennis Tournament

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2007 – Olympus Imaging America today announced winners of its national sweepstakes, which is sending five lucky tennis fans and their doubles partners on a weekend getaway (August 31- September 2, 2007) in New York City to experience the fast action and excitement of the 2007 US Open Tennis Championships . The winners of this dream trip are: Karen Woodby of Jonesborough , TN ; Alex Dixon of Clatskanie , OR ; Harriet Ahr of Inverness , IL ; Rosemarie Keyser of Naples , FL ; and Mary Walter of Ormond Beach , FL. Winners are receiving hotel, airfare, spending cash and two admission tickets to the world-class tennis tournament, including exclusive access to designated professional photography locations at the event, enabling them to capture the on-court and behind-the-scenes drama .

The winners are shooting with the newly available Olympus E-410 and the E-510 digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras, both of which are highly regarded for the ability to take live action shots . The winners’ access to the tournament begins in the Olympus suite located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where they are coached by Olympus Visionary Jim Sugar, an award-winning photographer, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis action. Access also includes the Olympus Photographers’ Lounge and other elite locations, where capturing great pictures is a snap. The ultimate experience is in the photographers’ pit, where the winners shoot where the professional photographers work, capturing amazing up-close images.

“The sweepstakes is one of the many elements we are implementing as the official camera sponsor of the US Open 2007,” said Mark Huggins, executive director, Brand Marketing, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “Each element showcases how consumers can capture amazing photos using Olympus cameras.”

The US Open will mark the culmination of the US Open Series, the six-week summer tennis season linking all major ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments in North America to the US Open. The US Open is the highest annually-attended sporting event in the world. More than 95 million viewers watched the 2006 US Open on CBS Sports and USA Network, and international broadcasts reached more than 180 countries. The 2007 US Open will be held Monday, August 27 through Sunday, September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing , N.Y.

Established by Olympus Imaging America Inc. in partnership with some of today's most talented photographers, the Olympus Visionary program is dedicated to creating superb digital images with the help of Olympus ' digital cameras and lenses. Olympus Visionaries span all fields of photography and work in a diversity of styles and subject matter, but they are united in realizing their creative vision through digital photography. The Visionaries use Olympus digital cameras in their daily assignments and personal work; participate in speaking engagements and appearances; and provide Olympus with input into equipment development. The Visionaries include several Pulitzer Prize-winning and Magnum photographers, as well as internationally-renowned photographers from the United States , Bermuda , Canada , Italy and Japan .

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples’ lives every day. These include:

  • Digital and Film Cameras as well as related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Professional Digital SLR Imaging Systems as well as related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States , Canada , Mexico , the Caribbean, and Central and South America . For more information, visit: www.olympusamerica.com.


(First posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:03 EDT)

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