Win an olympic digital camera

The Olympus/Shoreditch Biennale in association with the Independent on Sunday
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THE OPENING EVENT of the Shoreditch Biennale - London's first international photography festival - will be 'Plastic Metropolis', an evening of large-scale outdoor projections featuring the work of contemporary, cutting-edge photographers who have shot urban life after dark.

The event is sponsored by Olympus, which is offering a state-of-the- art digital camera (worth pounds 1,300) to one imaginative IoS reader. To be in the running, submit an idea, in no more than 50 words, for a photograph or a series of photographs dealing with the theme of urban street-life at night, to be made using the Olympus C14000L SLR digital camera. The winner will be given this camera and an Olympus P-300E digital printer (right), as well as the opportunity to realise their proposal and have the results published in the Independent on Sunday Review. Judges will include the Picture Editor of the Sunday Review and the Directors of the Shoreditch Biennale.

Digital cameras are easy to use, and give immediate results. They store images on SmartMedia cards which can be reused. Images can be viewed on the camera's screen, or 'developed' in seconds via the printer. If the camera is plugged into a Mac or PC, images can be manipulated. Image quality rivals that of 35mm cameras.

Send your idea, with your name, address and daytime telephone number (to arrive by 27 April), to: Olympus Competition, Picture Desk, Independent on Sunday Review, 1 Canada Square, London EC1 5DL.

The competition is not open to employees of the Shoreditch Biennale or their families and agents, nor to those of Independent Newspapers plc. Normal competition rules apply.

! Olympus Digital Systems information line: (0800) 072 0070.

! The Independent on Sunday has secured 100 invitations to the 'Plastic Metropolis' event on Thursday 7 May (sponsored by Olympus, Protocol and Beck's Bier). To stake your claim to an invitation (admits two), send an SAE to: 'Plastic Metropolis', Shoreditch Biennale, 5 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU. First come, first served; but later respondents will be sent a programme