Olympus Selects Pen Finalists

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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.


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