## DIY Analysis

The Rights Grabbing statistics are calulated by a spreadsheet. The input to the spreadsheet is the Competition Notice List and each line in the competition notice list contains the following fields, each separated by a comma -

• organisation name,
• country,
• type of organisaton see notes below,
• competition title,
• closing date for entries or it may be listed as weekly, monthly or appeal
• number of photographs entered (if known). If the number of photographs is preceded by a + that  indicates it is the number of photographs submitted so far to an appeal, or it is a competition not yet closed for entries.
• Rights Code, a six character code indicating characteristics of rights claimed, see notes below.
• Number of winning entries if known

Each character in the Rights Code has the following meaning;

• Ch1 which entrants grant rights;
• a = all, w = winners only, o =entrant can opt to grant unlimited rights
• a = all, w = winners only, n = no
• Ch3 exclusive use claimed;
• a = all, w = winners only, 1 = exclusive 1st use from all, n = no
• Ch4 moral rights to be waived;
• a = all, w = winners only, n = no
• Ch5 rights are time limited;
• 1-9 = no.years,   0 = 10,  n = no
• Ch6 purpose;
• c = promote contest only o = other purposes

Note that a rights code = xxxxxx means that no rules regarding rights have been published for the competition.

Type of organisation can be -

• #Gov if wholly or partly funded with public money collected by governments or local authorities.
• #NonP if a registered non-profit organisation,
• #Cha if a registered charity,
• #Pnnn for organisations in the private sector (see Sector Analysis tab).

Note that some competitions attract a huge volume of entries and to prevent the few such contests distorting the average calculations and the overall analysis they are identified by a double # at the beginning of the type of organisation code.  The spreadsheet analyses such contests separately.

## Calculations & Creating the Spreadsheet

### Calculating the Number of Entries to a Contest

Some contests publish the number of entries submitted by entrants but many others don't.  In order to estimate the number of entries submitted to all contests on the competition notice list the spreadsheet has to make an estimate for each contest where the number of entries are not known.

Different estimates are used based on a competitions frequency;

Weekly Contest 149 entries

Monthly Contest 319 entries

The above are conservative estimates based on existing contests to ensure the analysis understates rather than overstates.

For all other competitions (including annual) entries are calculated based on an average of those contests for which the number of entries are known.

You can easily import the data in the Competition Notice List into a spreadsheet for analysis purposes. On a PC you can do this is as follows (we assume it's similar for Mac users) -

1. Select every row of the list then right click and select 'copy'.

2. Open a new Notepad document and paste the data copied at one above.

3. Save the Notepad document to your hard drive and close the document.

4. Open the Notepad document with Excel and follow the instructions, choose the 'fields delimited by commas' option.

5. You now have a spreadsheet of rights grabbing competitions.  Have fun and if you discover anything interesting do let us know!

## Sector Analysis

Note this table may be extended from time to time to deal with new business categories but existing categories will not be changed.

P000-009 Media

P000 Publishing

P002 Bookseller

P009 Other Media

P010-019 Travel

P010 Transport, airlines etc

P011 Accomodation, Hotels etc

P012 Travel Guides

P013 Travel Agents

P014 Private Tourist Association

P020-029 Photography

P020 Manufacturer, cameras/lemses

P021 Manufacturer, other equipment

P022 Supplies, including software

P023 Stock Agency

P024 Specialist publisher e.g. photography magazines/books

P030-039 Technology

P030 Electronics

P031 Software

P032 Internet

P033 Telecommunications

P040-049 Construction/Manufacturing

P040 Building

P041 Engineering

P042 Property Agent

P043 Automobile

P044 Military

P050-059 Retail/Wholesale

P050 Supermarkets

P051 Fashion/Clothing

P052 Outdoor Clothing/Products

P053 Cosmetics/Jewellery

P054 Conglomerate

P055 Warehouse Store/Club or Department Store

P056 Pharmaceutical/Health

P057 Investment/Management

P058 Automotive

P060-069 Food/Agriculture

P060 Food

P061 Agriculture

P062 Drinks

P070-079 Community Websites

P070 Competition

P071 Talent

P080-089 Chemical

P080 Chemical

P081 Oil

P082 Plastics

P090-099 Leisure

P090 Visitor Attractions

P091 Entertainment

P092 Music

P093 Events

P100-109 Financial

P100 Banks/Insurance

P101 Consultancy

P109 Specialist Finance

P110-119 Medical

P110 Private Medical Association

P120-129 Arts

P120 Commercial Arts Organisation

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