Posted Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:55PM
On 2007-10-31 12:34:06, Grafissimo wrote:
Photographers are invited to enter the inaugural World Photography
Awards, a competition which will award a $25,000 top prize to the best
There is a separate category for amateur photographers, the winner of
which will be invited to the awards ceremony to be held at
the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on 24 April 2008.
The 11 categories are: Abstract, advertising, architecture, fashion,
music, nature, nude, portraiture, photojournalism, science and sport.
Amateurs can enter up to three images in each category. These can be entered online via the awards website at www.worldphotographyawards.org
The contest is due to close in 'mid-January' 2008.
Does this rules out exclusives? :
3.6.7 ... All entrants understand
that any image submitted to the competition may be used by SONY World
Photography Awards, and its Event Partners, for marketing and
promotional purposes including, but not limited to, any media such as
exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the SONY World
And what exactly does this mean ... does it mean we can't use our iStock images? :
3.5.7 Entries in which a contestant has purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
Posted Thu Nov 1, 2007 4:02AM
I would say, that is a clear no to the Exclusives. Since we can't send our iStock submitted images elsewhere, you would have to use something you haven't submitted here. Oh well, I'm sure you can find something funky in your archive...
Posted Wed Nov 7, 2007 11:07PM
And they want all the entries to comply with the copyright etc. rules for stock. In other words, they want photographers to provide them with a free supply of stock photos that they can use however they like.
Many of these "competitions" seem to me to be little more than ways to get photographers to hand over their material without charging for it, with a broader range of usage rights than stock agencies allow. In some cases (though, perhaps, not this one as I couldn't see any reference to it) they also want you to pay for the privilege of giving them photos to use in their campaigns. I guess it's cheaper than buying photos from the trad agencies.
I do find the reference to the possibility of rigging the ranking system a bit odd, too. It suggests they aren't judging the images themselves but are using some kind of online vote to cut back on that expense.
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:21PM
Thanks for sharing it with us
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2007 2:07PM
I'm was reading rules and I think it says no to any stock available images,.. from the other hand there is no need for model release document and their commercial use is realy limited only for event, no for any products etc..
am I right ?
Posted Sat Dec 1, 2007 11:46AM
I got the sense that stock images WERE acceptable and submitted three. Then I got a little nervous and emailed the site to ask. My email was returned to me as undeliverable.
What else could they mean about "images submitted to the competition are ok"?