2008 12 31 Sony World Photography Awards

The Competition


Sony World Photography Awards

Ends 31 December 2008

Listed below are extracts from the rules of this competition. Note that the contest has two sets of rules, one set for professionals, and another set for amateurs. With regard to the rights needed by World Photographic Awards the professional and amateur rules are in fact the same. The extracts below, taken from the professional set of rules, detail the rights being claimed from entrants.

"6 WPA recognizes You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

7.1 All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by WPA, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony on 16th April 2009. You hereby grant WPA a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world in perpetuity in all media for any use directly or indirectly connected with the Competition but solely connected to the event, including, but not limited to:

(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting WPA and organised by WPA
(c) inclusion within the Website, a World Photography Awards book, magazine or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by WPA, in the promotion of the WPA
(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the WPA or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
(f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.

8. Any photograph used by WPA shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as WPA uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

9 You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party, for example, but not limited to the insertion of a watermark. WPA and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse."

For further information please visit the competition website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights


This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists

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