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    Olympus Launches The Break Free Program

    Olympus Launches The Break Free Program

    This is an opportunity for emerging creatives to work with Olympus mentors and build their passion projects.

    Olympus wants to hear from photographers between the ages of 15-29. What you would do if you had professional camera equipment from Olympus to create your passion project? What do you dream of creating?

    Designed to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, The Break Free Program is a three-month, hands-on opportunity to provide emerging photographers both the tools and mentoring support to bring their vision to life. To learn more, visit

    Whether your vision is to chronicle an adventure, discover big details in the miniature world of macro photography or direct a short film in 4K video—Olympus wants to help you fulfill your creative dreams.

    Applications will be accepted August 28th through September 13th, 2020. Applicants may submit a description of their photo series or video project they would like to complete for consideration by Olympus as part of The Break Free Program here:

    Olympus will select up to seven applicants to participate in the Program based on the creativity of the project, skill level of the photographer, and how well the project fits within the Break Free brand values. As part of the Program, participants will be able to use equipment from Olympus’ product line up. Additionally, participants in the Program will have the opportunity to select an Olympus Mentor, consisting of Olympus Visionaries, Educators, and Explorers, to support, educate, and guide them as they complete their project and bring their proposals to life.

    During the three-month duration of the program, Olympus will share the progress of the Program participants via the Olympus Learn Center. Some finalists will be selected to participate in Story Takeovers on Olympus social channels with updates on the progression of their projects.

    On or around December 20th, Olympus will launch an online gallery featuring the completed work of program participants, accompanied by their blog updates. Olympus will promote their work on social channels and to email subscribers.

    Journalists interested in more information about The Break Free Program should contact Jennifer Colucci at

    Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

    Olympus’ imaging business empowers consumers and professionals alike with innovative digital cameras, lenses, audio recorders, and binoculars. The company’s precision optics and groundbreaking technology open up new possibilities for capturing life’s most precious moments.

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