1066 Country Photo Competition

About This Organisation

1066 Country

Official tourism website for Hastings & 1066 Country, UK

traffic-light-stopCompetitions seeking submissions of creative works from the public (photos, videos, poems, music, etc.) create value for the competition. Our reviews help you decide whether or not you should participate in the specific competition or appeal.

When you create a unique artistic expression, you are legally the sole beneficiary of certain rights over that work - the right to control where and under what conditions that work is used. These rights are called intellectual property rights.

Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. If a person or organisation wants to use your work for promotional purposes, you have the right to refuse permission or to set a fee for a specific use.

More information about intellectual property rights and their value can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing.


Capture the Essence of 1066 Country

Entry Deadline: 20 December, 2018

Because of the 20 December, 2018, deadline for this competition, we have too little time to contact 1066 Country and seek adjustment or clarification to their competition rules, and urge them to adopt our Bill of Rights Principles. Should they contact us with clarification or adjustments to the terms, we will edit this report accordingly.


"Copyright on all images submitted for this competition remains with respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to 1066 Country Marketing Partnership and Hastings Borough Council to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their promotional materials, their website and social media platforms and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition. From time to time, images accredited to the photographer may be supplied to third parties who help promote the area as a visitor destination such as national and regional press or tourism partners such as Visit England."


The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal

  1. The terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use every entry beyond what is needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work can be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal. If the organisation wishes to use any work for purposes beyond the competition, they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific uses of your entry and set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

  2. The terms and conditions are somehate unclear about how your work will be used, especially by third parties (except to promote 1066 Country in some way). Because you are granting 1066 Country the right to give any entry to third parties (government or commercial) for 1066's promotion, you are essentially granting use of your work without restriction. That is why we stress that entries must be used solely to promote the competition and for no other use.

  3. Although not stated in the terms, you are effectively waiving your moral rights by agreeing to usage outside the bounds of promoting the competition. This means you will not be able to object to how your work is used by the organizer for other promotional purposes or by third parties. Your entry might be altered in a manner you may find undesireable or used to promote a product or cause you find objectionable.

  4. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists, particularly our Bill of Rights Principles.


You may comment about 1066 Country's competition terms referencing their Twitter or Facebook accounts. And, as always, you may email the organiser and urge them to adopt the principles set out in the Artists' Bill of Rights:
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About the Artists' Bill of Rights

The Artists' Bill of Rights principles for Creative Competitions

Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights for Artists DO NOT do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 3 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

We have written an Organisers Guide to the Bill of Rights to help organisers draft terms and conditions that respect the rights of entrants and at the same time provide legal protection for the organiser.

Bill of Rights Supporters Group


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