Lens Culture International Exposure Awards want to discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. You can enter a portfolio of 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent — or a single powerful photograph that stands on its own. They are looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, nature, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human. An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.
The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers 18 years and over and entries must not have already won major international awards or have been previously featured in extensive international press coverage.
Six photographers will win top honors (3 Portfolio Awards, and 3 Single Image Awards). Additionally, 25 photographers (from either category) will win Honorable Mention Awards.
Deadline is: September 18, 2010.
Read the rules and enter the contest at: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards.[PDN]
Here are the relevant rules about your rights:
5.1 Lens Culture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph.
6.1 All winners, including Honorable Mention winners, understand that the photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be used by Lens Culture, to conduct and promote the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards competition. You hereby grant Lens Culture with a right to use the photograph in the framework of such promotional activities.
Time is not mentioned, so assume “for perpetuity.”
For up-to-date and complete rules, visit: Rules.