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Competitions or appeals seeking submissions of creative works from the public, works such as photos, videos, poems, music, etc., are reviewed by the Artists' Bill of Rights campaign. The reviews are to help you decide whether or not you should participate in the competition or appeal. When you create a work (e.g. a photo) the law automatically makes you the sole beneficiary of certain rights over that work. These rights are called intellectual property rights. Note: Rights for works created in the course of employment are usually owned by the employer (i.e. works for hire).
Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. If a person or organisation wants to use your work to promote something, you have the right to refuse permission or to set a fee for a specific use. More information about intellectual property rights and their value to you can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing.
Listed below in order of closing date are the competitions or appeals promoted by this organisation that we have reviewed. For each we detail how their terms and conditions will exploit your rights. To read our review(s) just click on any competition/appeal title below.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS (modified by BA, 7 March, 2015)
"…by entering the competition you hereby grant, if you are selected as a winner of the competition, BA the worldwide rights to use, reproduce, upload to a database, modify, publish, print, create derivative works from, distribute and/or display your photograph (or any part of it) in any form and on any media or technology including for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes, such as (without limitation): (a) on www.ba.com; and (b) in brochures and related materials; and (c) in advertising features run by our media partners, including TimeOut and the Telegraph. You agree that you may not withdraw these rights, that no fees or royalties will be payable to you for the exercise of these rights, and that BA may permit any of its third party partners to exercise these rights on our behalf."
HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU
The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.
The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.
The terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.
For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.
The modified and improved terms indicate your work will be used for judging purposes only and will not be published, unless you are a winner. As a winner, you will be allowing BA to use your work for promotional purposes without reservation. If the prize amount seems adequate for the rights you will be granting BA, then this contest may be for you. The choice is yours.
The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.
Updated on 2015-03-01 11:53:44
Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -
We have written an Organisers Guide to the Bill of Rights to help organisers draft terms and conditions that respect the rights of entrants and at the same time provide legal protection for the organiser.
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Organisations who would like to be promoted as a Bill of Rights Supporter and have their competitions promoted on the Rights On List can use this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
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