National Garden Scheme

About this Organisation

traffic-light-stop"The National Garden Scheme opens gardens in England and Wales for charity. It was founded in 1927 in England with the aim of "opening gardens of quality, character and interest to the public for charity". The scheme has raised over £50 million since it began, and over half a million garden visits occur each year." CC Wikipedia

About this Competition

We have been in contact with National Garden Scheme regarding their terms and have offered suggestions as to how they could write their terms that would more clearly define the rights they are seeking. As of this date, we have not received a reply that indicated willingness to consider our principles or clarify their existing terms. We, therefore, reluctantly, place NGS on our Rights Off list.

About this Report

Your Creative Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. If a person or organisation wants to use your work to promote something, 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 to you can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing.

The reviews we provide are to help you decide whether or not you should participate in the competition or appeal. When you create a work (e.g. a photo) the law automatically makes you the sole beneficiary of certain exlusive rights over that work. These are your intellectual property rights. (Rights for works created in the course of employment are usually owned by the employer and considered "works for hire".)

It is entirely up to you to decide if you wish to enter a competition on our Rights Off list.