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Break Free with Olympus and experience a system that is compact and lightweight with powerful image stabilisation and world class high-resolution lenses.
Express your creativity and post photos to Instagram showcasing what Break Free means to you.

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How to make a submission

Step01

@olympus_breakfree

Follow the official "@olympus_breakfree" Instagram account.

Note that those who are not following the "@olympus_breakfree" account will not be eligible to receive a prize.

@olympus_breakfree >

Step02

Instagram icon

#breakfree_olympus #olympus_aunz @olympus_breakfree

Post photos on Instagram with the "@olympus_breakfree" account name along with the two hashtags "#breakfree_olympus" and "#olympus_aunz".

Those whose accounts are not public, or whose posts do not include these hashtags will not be eligible to receive a prize.

Step03

Winners will be notified via Instagram Direct.

Winners will be selected from among those who submit photos, and contacted via Instagram’s Instagram Direct function.

Rules for submissions

  1. Submissions and number of photos

    One person may submit up to three photos.
    There is no restriction on the make or type of camera used. You may use anything from a SLR camera to a smartphone to take photos.

  2. Judging

    The Olympus Instagram Break Free Photo Contest will be judged equally and impartially.

  3. Terms of use

    Refer here for information on terms of use and for other inquiries.

  4. Announcement of winners

    Winners will be announced on this website and on the official "@olympus_breakfree" Instagram account at 3 pm on 15.05.2020. (Japan time)

  5. Schedule

    Period for submissions: 3 pm on 10.01.2020 (Friday) to 11:59 pm on 31.03.2020 (Tuesday) (Japan time)

  6. Eligibility for submission

    • Those with an Instagram account.
    • Those resident in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, or New Zealand
    • Those who consent to these terms of use, and to the privacy policy of Olympus Corporation.
    • Anyone of those employed by Olympus or its affiliates, may not enter this contest.

Prizes

Global Awards
1st place*for one

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO + MC-20

* to be selected among total 24 country awards.

Global Awards 2nd place*for one

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO

* to be selected among total 24 country awards.

Global Awards 3rd place*for one

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3

* to be selected among total 24 country awards.

Country Awards*for three in each country

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

*We may make additional requests for the original data for works that receive Country Award prizes.

Q&A

  1. Are video submissions eligible for the contest?

    Video entries are ineligible for this contest.

  2. What happens if I submit more than 3 entries?

    Applications up to the third image will be judged.  Any subsequent images will not be considered.

  3. Can I enter the contest by adding the necessary hashtags to images posted before January 10, 2020?

    Images posted before January 10, 2020 that have had their captions edited (hashtags added) are ineligible for this contest. However, it is possible to submit an older photograph for consideration by reposting the image with the necessary hashtags.  In this case, check that the hashtag settings follow the contest application guidelines.