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what is the use of taking part in photography contests

 
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Sep 26, 2018 07:30 |  #1

I did take part in some contests before, just as a matter to find out if my images would get noticed or not. ... and to take my chance of winning a couple of hundreds/thousands.
to limited succes ;)

Now I've got this invitation by mail, where not a single penny/dollar/euro is granted as a winners award, just the 'award' and a 'banner' for your website: -?

http://www.photoshoota​wards.com/nude2019 (external link)


The participation fees are not little, compared to other contests.
What is the use in taking part in this kind of contests, where the only thing you can win is a little honour? ... They seem to have had quite some participants in the latest years.
Would you (not) do it, what are your criteria for well/not participating? ...

thanks for your input.


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Sep 26, 2018 07:58 |  #2

It's fun to win. You can then call yourself an award-winning photographer! :-D

I only enter a contest if the entry fee is low or free. I never enter a contest where the organizers claim the copyright to the images entered. But I will grant liberal usage licenses to non-profit organizations.


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Sep 26, 2018 09:33 |  #3

You have to be so very careful these days. Most photo contests exist primarily as rights grabs.

They won't try to claim copyright (at least I've never heard of that happening), but many of them do claim the right to use any image entered in any way they choose.

Many contests also claim the right to extend usage rights to third parties. So yes, the photos you enter could end up on a stock agency's site and get sold repeatedly, with the stock agency and the contest organizers splitting the license fees, and you getting nothing.

Sure, you'll still own the copyright, but what good is that really doing you?


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Sep 27, 2018 05:01 |  #4

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18716629 (external link)
You have to be so very careful these days. Most photo contests exist primarily as rights grabs.

They won't try to claim copyright (at least I've never heard of that happening), but many of them do claim the right to use any image entered in any way they choose.

Many contests also claim the right to extend usage rights to third parties. So yes, the photos you enter could end up on a stock agency's site and get sold repeatedly, with the stock agency and the contest organizers splitting the license fees, and you getting nothing.

Sure, you'll still own the copyright, but what good is that really doing you?

I have heard this many times. That is why I don't enter any.




  
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Sep 27, 2018 05:03 |  #5

Seems like a racket to me.


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Sep 27, 2018 20:00 |  #6

Ego.


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Sep 28, 2018 03:33 |  #7

to learn from other experts and prize money!~  :p


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Sep 30, 2018 06:40 |  #8

"For just $19 a month you can save the world and make us rich".
This is what is sounds like to me, but that is just me.
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Oct 01, 2018 17:40 |  #9

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