Photo Contest WARNING!

If you are considering entering the New Exposure Photography Contest promoted by Vogue Magazine and Bottega Veneta, you may wish to read into the rules a bit before making that decision. The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), North American Nature Photographers (NANPA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), are concerned about the terms and conditions of this contest.

Carol Wright over at writes in reference to the terms and conditions, which appear when read, that the contest organizers can use the photos submitted by entrants any way they wish including selling them.

As Carol writes: “This contest, which is targeted at students and emerging photographers, appears to be an effort to secure thousands of free images for unlimited use in publications and in advertising.”

And if you read this from section 7 of the rules you would probably agree:

(a) All entry materials become the property of the Sponsor ……… into this Promotion constitutes entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, with or without attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission, and the entrant’s name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor,…….’

Not good for photographers whether you are trying to make a living with your photos or not.



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