Sunderland, VT, August 8, 2007 — "Wow!" and "Amazing!" were the some of the words that fell from the mouths of our student photo contest judges! Tool Factory and Olympus held a bi-annual student photo contest for the past three years, and with 657 entries the judges found it quite inspiring to judge the fantastic shots of these young photographers!

The contest is divided into two categories including best photography, and best Text Box: photo manipulation. Judging is based upon overall composition, creativity, color, focus and clarity. Two winners, one from each category, will receive an Olympus EVOLT E-410 two-lens kit digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera Tool Factory Software and a Tool Factory´s Digital Camera Basics book- total prize worth more than $1,100! Runner up prize winners will receive a copy of Fresco and a photography book.
Drumroll please… the grant has been awarded to…

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Austin, age 16, from TX: Through A Fish´s Eye, Night Lights, West Texas

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Dori, age 16, from LA: sunglasses with trees

Congratulations to all entrants!

Encourage Students to Enter!

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Print a flyer and get students involved. To view all entries visit


Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based small business with the goal to make a difference in education by providing superior educational software. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use and beneficial to the learning process. Visit Tool Factory at


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Olympus is committed to enhancing education by bringing the benefits of digital technology to all subject areas at all grade levels. Olympus provides complete digital solutions for the classroom including digital cameras for visual learning and digital voice recorders for podcasting. Visit Olympus at:

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