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Olympus [Canada] PEN Create It Haiku Contest!


Contest Runs Through December 31: What Will You Create?

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 19, 2009 – Olympus launches the “PEN Create It” photo and Haiku contest, promoting its new retro-chic E-P1 digital camera and creative capabilities. The contest challenges residents of Canada to capture an image with the E-P1 and write a Haiku that best supports it. The winner will receive an exclusive 12-day photography trip to Japan.

“The E-P1 is like no other camera. It offers the image quality of a DSLR in a small, beautiful design that is packed full of creative features, including Art Filters and HD movie, for limitless possibilities,” said Louis Chatel, director, Sales & Marketing–Canada, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “Much like the E-P1, the Haiku provides an interesting and creative twist to a traditional photo contest.”

A Haiku is a form of poetry, which originated in Japan and has become popular around the world. It is composed of three lines; five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five in the final. Traditionally, each Haiku has a maximum of 17 syllables, and many English Haikus have 10-14 syllables.

The E-P1 is the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system camera. It blends the high-quality still images of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with High Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and In-Camera Creativity within an ultra-portable body. The easy-to-use E-P1 expands your creative horizons and its diverse multimedia features offer something for everyone. Built for today’s visual generation leading active lives online and offline, the E-P1 will make you rethink what you can do with a camera.

Submissions for the “PEN Create It Contest” will be accepted through December 31, 2009. The winning image and Haiku combination will be chosen online by public vote in January 2010. For more details visit

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