DIWA debut awards accepted by senior representatives of Casio and Olympus
PMA has been an important venue for this Web site and the new editorial and industry association it recently helped to found, the Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA).
At the beginning of this month the very first DIWA awards were revealed, a silver DIWA medal for the Casio QV-R40 and for Olympus, a gold DIWA medal for the Olympus E-1 and a further gold medal in recognition of the Olympus E-System . This week's prestigious PMA show, here in Las Vegas formed the perfect backdrop to formal presentations of the awards to senior representatives of both companies.
Ian Burley, general manager of DIWA and dpnow founder and editor (left) with Akira Watanabe, senior manager product planning Olympus Imaging Systems Group and Yasuo Asakura, director product development Olympus Imaging Systems Group, holding their Gold DIWA award certificates and (right) Ulrich Goetze, European marketing manager for DSLR systems.
From left to right, Ian Burley, general manager of DIWA and dpnow founder and editor, presenting the DIWA silver medal award certificate for the Casio QV-R40 to Susumu Takashima, senior general manager of the Casio QV digital camera product development unit, Yozo Sukuki, managing director of Casio global marketing and Kiyotaka Hachiya, senior general manager strategic sales and marketing for north America & Europe.
DIWA member Web sites across Europe, of which dpnow is just one, are busily testing more products in search of those that show exceptional qualities. The awards made by DIWA this week are sure to be followed by many more over the coming months and years. Once a year, DIWA makes additional awards, selecting the best of the year's award winners to determine DIWA platinum medal winners.