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Olympus Selects Pen Finalists

6/24/2010 11:18:05 AM Eastern

Center Valley, Pa.
- Olympus announced Thursday six finalists
in the "Olympus Pen Your Story Challenge," who submitted videos to a special Olympus
YouTube website.

The videos showed
what each of the videographers would do with a new Olympus Pen E-PL1 portable
camera hybrid interchangeable-lens camera, offering d-SLR photo and HD video
quality and the compact size and simplicity of a point-and-shoot, and $5,000 to
bring their creative vision to life.

The finalists were
selected by a panel of Olympus judges and the YouTube community from hundreds
of entries.

The selected
entries include the following:


Only one finalist
who creates the project with the Pen will win the grand prize: a trip for two
to the U.S. Open Tennis Championship to see their work displayed on the giant
video board. The winner will be announced in August.