We’ve all entered photography contests before, but did you realize that some contests actually take your work away from you? I don’t just mean the physical picture or digital file, I mean the copyright to your work or a substantial part of it.
This is good for the folks running the contest, bad for photographers who submit their work.
There’s a group called pro-imaging that is helping educate photographers about how entering these rights-grabbing contests negatively impact not only the photographers who enter the contests, but do harm to the entire photographic industry.
They’ve also developed lists of good and bad contests, which are based on a set of “fair to photographer” criteria. Please take a look at ” Photo Competitions : Rights Grabbing Raids? ” on the pro-imaging website for more information.
If you’ve got some extra cash please consider joining this group.