Olympus 'Capture the Action' social contest seeks adventure shots

Olympus has announced the launch of a new social contest called 'Capture the Action,' and it seeks action sports photography that, for a lucky person, will result in a three-day trip to Whistler, British Columbia. The contest is open to professional photographers and enthusiasts alike, and allows photographers to submit up to five images taken with Olympus gear. These images are to be uploaded to either Instagram or Facebook.

The winner will be on the receiving end of an all-expenses paid trip to Whistler, where their best action photos will be showcased to 1500+ attendees at the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown. This will be held on April 13 at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. All photos entered into the content need to feature the hashtag "#CaptureTheAction."

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If you're interested, you can dig into the full rules and regs here. A quick look shows you need to be at least 18 years old to enter the contest, you must be a US or Canadian (sans Quebec) resident, and you must use an Olympus camera to take your photos. The photos submitted need to be 2MB or lesser in size, and in either JPEG/PNG/GIF format. Obviously, your Facebook and/or Instagram accounts can be set to private if you wish to enter.

Not familiar with Olympus gear? The company has a wide range of camera products spanning many categories of photography, including models designed specifically for action and adventure. One such model is the Olympus Stylus Touch TG-4, a durable camera for extreme conditions. If you need something better suited for water adventures, however, there's the newer Olympus TG-870 rugged camera with a waterproof construction that can withstand depths as deep as 50ft.

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