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Olympus' E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Kevin Dowling Wins Grand Prize In The Olympus PEN Your Story Challenge

Contestant’s Winning Creation Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 to be Highlighted at US Open National Tennis Championships

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 17, 2010 – Olympus announces that Kevin Dowling’s skating documentary video “Blading” is the Grand Prize Winner of the PEN your story challenge. In May, Olympus asked the public to propose what they would do with the Olympus PEN® E-PL1 portable camera featuring digital single lens reflex (DSLR) image quality, point-and-shoot simplicity and high-definition (HD) video and $5,000 to bring their creative visions to life. Their videos demonstrate the amazing works of art that are possible with the powerfully simple PEN.

Kevin will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to New York City to attend the Olympus-sponsored US Open National Tennis Championships. There, a sample of his video will be displayed on the giant video board in the famed Arthur Ashe Stadium before an audience of thousands.

Selecting a winner from the finalists was not easy. Olympus received hundreds of proposal submissions, which were eventually narrowed down to six finalists. Ultimately, one Grand Prize Winner was selected based on a combination of popular vote and the panel of Olympus judges. Kevin’s PEN story was passionate, personal and photographically impressive. His video showcased the amazing quality and portability of the PEN. Olympus looks forward to meeting Kevin and congratulating him at the US Open National Tennis Championships.

See all of the finalists’ submissions in the “PEN your story challenge” playlist athttp://www.youtube.com/getolympus and view Kevin’s Grand Prize Winning submission on the main page video player.

For more details about the PEN your story challenge, visit http://www.youtube.com/getolympus. Connect with us on http://Twitter.com/getolympus, http://www.Facebook.com/getolympus andhttp://www.Flickr.com/groups/getolympus. Learn about the amazing Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera at http://www.getolympus.com.

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 people's lives every day. These include:

  • Digital Cameras

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(First posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 14:25 EDT)

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