Picture North Carolina wrote in post #17895828
- Once in that post, there is this rule:
"By entering photography contests, photographer hereby grants Adoramapix (sponsor) (1) a nonexclusive, unconditional, unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable ,royalty-free license to reproduce, reformat, adapt, creative derivative works, distribute, transmit, display, make available and perform the photographs photographer submits to Adoramapix (sponsor) in and/or through any and all medium or media, now known or hereinafter developed or discovered, and "
In other words, they can do anything with your picture they want to at any time. And to add insult to injury, they even cover future uses in media that does not exist now!
It is my personal opinion that all contests that are rights grabs are disgusting.
Generally speaking, why such rules must be there (on websites, contests)? This is why:
The rules are there to ensure that the images users submit are usable on websites, intranet, social media, tv ads, movies (even as a glimpse), presentations. news etc. and that the images can be saved in different formats, cropped, tilted, resized and (very importantly) stored on servers and clouds and backed up on hardware media.
Without those requirements allowed by the rules, you would enter a contest and never see the winning images, never see them in news, Facebook, Twitter or any other site. Basically they would need to destroy the content on their disks and sites right away, as without a permission to use. Other option would be to the get a written (custom) usage agreement from every participant, which would be impossible in practice.
I'm pretty sure the rules are not there to let them print 10,000 copies as postcards and sell them without any royalty to you. You still own the copyright to the images.
BTW: have you read all 11 pages of Apple's agreement when you update your Mac? Do you understand every word of it? I did not think so, that it simply the name of the game.