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Photographers Grab Your Passports, Lenovo® and Microsoft Team Up for First Name Your Dream Assignment Contest

(RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & REDMOND, Wash.) - March 9, 2009 - Daydreaming about Anguilla's coastline at sunset? Taking a canoe down the Taramakau River? Or standing inside Mount Kenya's Ice Cave? If you're a U.S. resident with a camera and a vision, you could make your dream come true in Lenovo's first-ever "Name Your Dream Assignment" photo contest.

From March 3 to April 3, 2009, U.S. residents of any skill level will have a chance to win $50,000 to shoot a dream photo assignment anywhere in the world. In addition to $50,000, the grand-prize winner will also receive a digital camcorder and the Lenovo® ThinkPad® W700ds with Microsoft Windows Vista® to take on the journey. Photographers can enter their ideas and with clear, succinct explanations at Each participant may submit up to three ideas.

Participants don't just enter this contest - they'll help select the winner. A public online vote and a panel of expert judges will determine the outcome. The panel will also take into consideration skill and experience. Two runners-up will also receive the Lenovo® ThinkPad® W700ds with Microsoft Windows Vista®.

To continue daydreaming with other hopefuls, please join the contest's online community at its official Facebook fan page at and on Twitter at

For contest rules and information, please visit

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.