|Olympus photo contest for photography students|
Ralf Jurrien : December 6th 2007 - 21:00 CET
Olympus photo contest for photography students : Olympus 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, photography students will submit their best work captured with the Olympus E-3 digital SLR (digital 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 Olympus photo contest images will be announced in April 2008. |
Photo contest - Photographers of Tomorrow
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.”
Olympus photo contest 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.
Olympus photo contest 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.
• $5,000 Scholarship
• 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
Digital Camera and Lenses
The Olympus E-3 provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional and enthusiastic photographers to capture exceptional images every time. When coupled with the Zuiko digital 12-60mm SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lens, the E-3 offers the fastest autofocus system in the world.1 Body-Integrated Mechanical Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, and the reliability of a high-endurance, dust-proof and splash-resistant magnesium alloy body join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3. Olympus pioneered Full-Time Live View and Dust Reduction Technologies for digital SLR cameras, leading where others have followed.
Photo contest for photography students - Judges
An esteemed panel of judges, comprised of Olympus Visionaries, will evaluate the student submissions and vote for the top winner in each category. The Olympus Visionary program celebrates the work of some of the most talented still photographers of the day, who use E-System equipment for travel, news, documentary, fashion, food, people, nature and landscape, commercial and fine art photography.