The Olympus PEN Your Story Challenge

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera

Do you have a compelling story to tell? Think you can put in pictures? You could win $5,000 plus a brand new Olympus PEN E-PL1 rangefinder style camera if you join the “PEN Your Story” challenge.

You only have to submit a 2- to 3-minute video proposal about what you plan to do, how you intend to make use of the PEN’s many features to tell an awesome story.

Your “vision” can be anything that you could produce with the PEN camera and a $5,000 budget. Whether your dream is to direct a short film with HD video, produce a fashion spread of pro-quality still images, chronicle an adventure or to create an amazing photomontage, you can submit your video proposal to and enter to win the PEN, the funds to make your project reality and a crack at the grand prize.

There will be six finalists who will receive the $5,000 and the PEN camera. From the six will emerge the Grand Prize winner who will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to New York City to attend the Olympus-sponsored US Open National Championships on Olympus Day. The winner’s work will be displayed on the giant video board at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center before an audience of thousands.

Think you can use the PEN to tell a compelling story in pictures? Hit the links below.

[Sites: Olympus Facebook, Olympus YouTube]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.