Jeff Wignall over at Black Star Rising shares some tips at how you can increase your chances of winning in the prestigious National Geographic Photo Contest — or any other photo contest for that matter.
There’s $10,000 to be won plus your photo will be published in National Geographic magazine! Photos will be judged on creativity and photographic quality in three categories: People, Places, and Nature.
The submission period begins September 1 and ends November 30. Winners will be announced in early December. There is an entry fee of U.S. $15 per photo.
Read the rules and enter at: National Geographic.
Here is the relevant license rights part:
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
All entrants grant a “perpetual” non-exclusive license to National Geographic (and “Authorized Parties”) to use their entries, whether they win a prize or not, without remuneration. Again, we believe contests, however prestigious, should use only winning entries for a limited time (1-2 years) for the sole purpose of promoting the contest.