I want to start entering some photo contests to get some visibility for my work. My friend wanted me to enter the AAA / Westways Photo Contest 2014, but the terms seem really extreme to me:
Under #3. Entry) It says "Submission of an entry... grants Auto Club, and third parties authorized by Sponsor, the exclusive, perpetual right to publish... [Blah blah blah--essentially do whatever they want]."
I am worried about their use of the word "exclusive."
Does it mean I basically give them the photograph and I can't sell it or give it to anyone else anymore myself?
And if that's true, is this typical of all major photo contests?
Seems extremely extreme to me. Is it a good tradeoff for visibility?
Thanks for your help.