2008 09 24 Travel Photographer of the Year

The Competition


Travel Photographer of the Year

Ends 24 September 2008

The Rules of this Contest

Listed below are extracts from the rules of this competition. These extracts detail the rights being claimed from entrants.

"12) TPOTY, reproduction rights & your copyright: TPOTY does not make any claim whatsoever on the copyright of YOUR images. The copyright will, at all times, be respected by TPOTY and retained by the photographer. Where an image or images are reproduced by TPOTY, the photographer will be credited. The organisers and sponsors reserve the right to free reproduction and exhibition of entered images in all media, but only in connection with these awards. A selection of the winning and other best images will be reproduced in TPOTY portfolio books. These books are currently produced every two years and cover two years of competition entries. For compilation books exceeding this period TPOTY will seek the permission and agreement from all selected photographers before inclusion of their image(s). We do not claim unlimited licence for TPOTY or its sponsors to reproduce your images outside of the terms set out above. Where image reproduction is unrelated to the awards then permission and a fee will be agreed with the photographer in advance.".

The text below is extracted from this competition's FAQ's page -

"You & Your Copyright

  • Do I still own the copyright of the images which I enter?

Yes. TPOTY is passionate about photographers’ copyright. When you submit images to us, you agree that we may use them to promote the competition, issue to media to promote the competition, and feature them (if chosen) in TPOTY books, exhibitions and the website. We do not restrict what else you do with your images, and if we are approached to use your images in a way which is not to promote TPOTY, we negotiate a fee on your behalf or put you in touch direct with the person interested in your images.

  • Will you claim an unlimited licence for you or your sponsors to reproduce any images which I enter?

No. Absolutely not. This is a trick used by many competitions to get around the copyright issue. By entering TPOTY we ask that you allow us to use your images to promote the awards, in press coverage of TPOTY, in our exhibitions and in the TPOTY books. For any other usage we either ask your permission to negotiate a fee on your behalf or put the person/organisation wishing to use the image in direct contact with you. As a matter of courtesy we also contact you in advance if any of your images are selected for inclusion in one of our books."

This contest meets every requirement of the The Bill of Rights.

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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