More Bad Photo Contests

Check out Bob Krist’s excellent report on the rights-grabbing photo contest sponsored by Popular Photography.  Thanks also to Pro Imaging’s important work in protecting photographers’ rights.

Adorama seems to following the horrible trend.  The rules for its new photo contest state:

Rights Granted by you: By entering this Contest, you agree that:

  • the Administrator and its licensees, successors and assigns will have the right to use all or a part of your Entry, your name and address (city and state/province/territory), and the names, likenesses, photographs, voices and images of all persons appearing in the Entry anywhere in the world and in perpetuity, for future advertising, trade, promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation and without notice to you and without consideration, review or approval from you; and
  • you agree that you will not now nor in the future be paid for your Entry or for granting the Administrator any of the rights set out in these Rules.

And while Maricopa County, AZ is doing a good thing by requesting photos of illegal dumping for the “Take It to the Dump” photo contest, your photo gets dumped as well.  The rules provide that : “once submitted, photos become property of Maricopa County and United States Department of Agriculture . . . .”

Thanks to Kenneth Salstrom, Adam Nollmeyer, and Matthew Dutile for submitting these topics.

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