Competitions seeking submissions of creative works from the public, works such as photos, videos, poems, music, etc., are reviewed by the Artists' Bill of Rights campaign. The reviews will help you decide if you should participate.
When you create a work (e.g., a photo) the law automatically makes you the sole beneficiary of certain rights over that work. These rights are called intellectual property rights.
Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. You have the right to refuse permission or to set a fee for a specific use for any work you create. More information about intellectual property rights and their value to you can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing.
Listed below in order of closing date are the competitions or appeals promoted by this organisation that we have reviewed. For each we detail how their terms and conditions will exploit your rights. To read our review(s) just click on any competition/appeal title below.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BY SUBMITTING YOUR DESIGN IN THIS COMPETITION YOU ARE GIVING UP ANY CLAIM TO THE COPYRIGHT OF THE DESIGN.
HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU
The terms and conditions are claiming your copyright. You will no longer be the owner of your work, legal ownership will be transferred to the organisation. You will not be permitted to use or reproduce your work again without permission from the new owner. You will have no moral rights.
We are sorry for all the entrants who submitted designs and lost their copyrights.
The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.
Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -
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.
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Any text reproduced in italics in this report has been extracted from a competition or appeal website for the purposes of review.
Organisations who would like to be promoted as a Bill of Rights Supporter and have their competitions promoted on the Rights On List can use this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
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