Outdoors Photo Contest Rules Change - GREAT!
They have changed the licensing to:
By participating, all entrants grant the Sponsors and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a license for use in connection with The Great Outdoors Photo Contest and promotion of The Great Outdoors Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in PDN and/or Traveler magazines showcasing the winners; exhibit of the work at the PhotoPlus Expo 2008; The Great Outdoors Photo Contest live gallery; the Great Outdoors Photo Contest Web site and on PDNOnline.com and nationalgeographic.com; and in exhibits and promotions related to the Great Outdoors Photo Contest. Such license is a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit). Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
You no longer are giving the Sponsors an RF license AND you get a photo credit when they publish your photo. The tracked changes in the rules may be seen here. That's GREAT news and it's now a contest worth entering!
Thanks to PDN and National Geographic Traveler for listening and responding to photographers!