My thoughts on my photography and what I'm doing, photographically.

Competitions to Avoid

This list shows organisations which obtain the public’s intellectual property rights without paying for them, by launching competitions or appeals for creative works using a set of terms and conditions to grab their rights. The T&C’s form an unfair contract foisted on a public who, in large part, are unaware of the considerable value of their rights, or that they are being exploited for profit.

Don’t enter these competitions and let the organisers grab your hard worked for image for their exclusive and free use!

It is a list copied from the Artists Bill of Rights site – which should be on the must read list for every photographer.  I have re-arranged the list alphabetically to make it easier to check for a competition.  This list is added to regularly at the original site and I will update my list at the end of each month from May 2011.

As at 21 May 2011

AA Education Network, #Australia, #P012, Australia Photo, appeal,,annnno,

AA, #New Zealand, #P100, Photo Competition, 3 Aug 2009,,annn1o

Adobe Systems Inc, #USA, #P022, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 4 Jun 2010,,wnnnno

Adobe Systems Inc, #USA, #P022, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2 May 2008, 2700,wnnnno

Air New Zealand, #New Zealand, #P010, KiaOra Photo Competition, monthly,,annnno,

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Outdoor Alabama Contest, 31 Oct 2009,1700,annnno,

American Airlines, #USA, #P010, The Big Photo Shoot Out, 25 Aug 2009,,annano

American Photo, #USA, #P024, Images of the Year 2008, 12 Sep 2009,,annnno

American Photo, #USA, #P024, Images of the Year 2008, 17 Sep 2008,,wnnnno

Amtrak, #USA, #P010, Picture Our Train 2009 Wale Calendar Photo Contest, 11 Jul 2008,,wwnnno

Anthropics Technology Ltd, #UK, #P022, Portrait Professional, appeal,,annano,

Arizona Office of Tourism, #USA, #Gov, Photo Contest, monthly,,annnno,

Asda, #UK, #P050,Easter Photo Competition, 20 Apr 2010,,annano,

Ashford Borough Council, #UK, #Gov, Ashford Photo Competition 2010, 31 May 2010,70,annnno,

Audubon, #USA, #NonP, Magazine Photography Awards, 15 Jul 2009, 16000,annnno

Aughrim Business Association, #Ireland, #P003, Calendar 2011 Photo competition, 13 Aug 2010,,aannno

Australia Zoo, #Australia, #P090, Steve Irwin Photo Competition, 13 Aug 2010,,aannno,

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, #Australia, #P001, Whale Spot Competition, 13 Aug 2010,,annnno,

Australian Explorer PTY Ltd, #Australia, #P012, Best Austrailian Photograph, bi-annual,843,annnno

Australian Geographic, #Australia, #P000, Submit your best birdlife shot!, 27 Apr 2010,,annnno

Australian Human Rights Commission, #Australia, #Gov, HREOC Contest, 31 Oct 2008,381,annnno

Australian Museum, #Australia, #Gov, Up Close & Spineless Photographic Competition 2010, 3 Sep 2010,,annnno

BBC & Intercontinental Hotels Group, #UK, #P001, The Real Photography Showcase, 7 November 2010,,annano,

BBC, #UK, #Gov, Countryfile Competition 2010, 27 Aug 2010,65000,annnno,

BBC, #UK, #Gov, Your News – Your Pictures, appeal,,annnno,

BBC, #UK, #Gov, Your Pictures – Your World, appeal,,annnno,

BBC, #UK, #Gov, Your Portfolio in Focus, appeal,,annnno,

Beentheredonethatgotthephoto Ltd, #UK, #P070, 1000000 Places On Earth, 16 Jan 2010,1425,annnno

Belfast City Council, #UK, #Gov, Parks – Our Heritage, 30 May 2008,,annnno

Belfast Zoo, #UK, #P090, Annual Photo Competition 2010, 24 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Belli Skincare, #USA, #P053, Belli Beautiful Contest 2011, 8 May 2011,,awnnno,1

Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd t/a The Times of India, #India, #P000, Just Click Photography Competition, 1 Jul 2009,,annnno

Blackpool Council, #UK, #Gov, Love Blackpool Photo Competition, 31 Oct 2008,,annnno

BMW AG, #Germany, #P043, Wanderlust Design Competition, 23 May 2011,,annnno,

Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, #USA, #NonP, Photo Competition, 5 Oct 2010,,annnno,

Border Holdings t/a Britpart, #UK, #P043, Britpart Landrover Photo Competition,30 Sep 2010,300,annnno,

Boston Symphony Orchestra, #USA, #P092, 2010 Tanglewood Photo Contest, 8 Sep 2010,377,annnno,

Bracknell Forest Council, #UK, #Gov, Local Parks Competition 2011, 30 Sep 2011,,aannno,

Bracknell Forest Council, #UK, #Gov, Parks & Countryside Photo Competition 2010, 1 Oct 2010,100,annnno

Breckland Council, #UK, #Gov,Photography Competition 2010, 3 Sep 2010,,annnno,

British Airways, #UK, #P010, Airmiles Monthly Photo Competition, monthly,,annnno,

British Council, #UK, #Gov, Creative Cities Competition, 13 Mar 2008,,annnno

British Council, #UK, #Gov, Erasmus Student Photography Competition 2010, 15 Sep 2010,,annnno

Bron Imaging, #Switzerland, #P021, Bron Imaging 2009 Regional Photo Competition, 31 Dec 2009,,annnno

California Coastal Commission, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,annano,

California Rare Fruit Growers, #USA, #NonP, Fruitshoot 2009, 6 Jul 2009,,annnno

California Rare Fruit Growers, #USA, #NonP, Fruitshoot 2010, 5 Jul 2010,,annnno

Caltex, #USA, #P081, Caltex Shooting Stars, 30 Jun 2008,,wwnnno

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, #Canada, #P001, Photo Competition, monthly,,annano,

Canadian Geographic, #Canada, #P000, Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year 2010, 30 Aug 2010,,annnno

Canon Australia Pty Ltd, #Australia, #P020, EOS Photo 5, 21 Oct 2010,8811,annnno,

Canon, #Australia, #P010, Creative For A Cause, 10 Jul 2009, 2500,annnno

Canon, #USA, #P010, Canon New Baby Contest, 31 May 2008,,aannno

Canon, #USA, #P020, Canon Photography in the Parks, 30 Sep 2009,,wnnnno

Cardiff Bay Waterfront Partners, #UK, #Gov, The Bay Picture Photography Competitions, 10 Apr 2011,,annnno,

Cardiff University, #UK, #Gov, 125 Years’ Photo Competition, 30 Sep 2008,,annnno

Carl Zeiss Ltd, #UK, #P020, Pix4Prizes – Use Your Inner Eye, 31 Dec 2011,,annnno

Carl Zeiss NTS GmbH, #Germany, #P020, Nano Image Contest 2010, 29 Aug 2010,120,annnno,

Carlson t/a Park Plaza, #USA, #P011, My View of London, 23 Jun 2011,,annnno,

CB Richard Ellis, #USA, #P042, Urban Photographer of the Year, 31 Jan 2011,,annnno,

Centro Properties Group, #Australia, #P057, Smile Photo Contest, 29 Aug 2008,,annnno,

Centro Turistico Studentesco e Giovanile, #Italy, #P013, il Veliero dei Delfini; Chi l’avvisto, 31 Aug 2008,,ananno

Charles Cannon Group Sàrl, #Switzerland, #P101, The Royal Wedding Album, 29 Apr 2011,,annano,

Chartered Institute of Building, #UK, #Cha, The Art of Building, 31 May 2010, 1000,annnno

City of Arlington – Washington, #USA, #Gov, Through My Lens 2010, 15 Dec 2010,,annnno,

City of Bellevue – Washington, #USA, #Gov, City in a Park Photography & Poetry Contest, 1 Feb 2010,,annano

City of Cayce – South Carolna, #USA, #Gov, Photo Contes, 7 May 2010,,acnano,

City of Dunwoody – Georgia, #USA, #Gov, Parks in Dunwoody, 17 Jun 2010,,annnno,

City of Guelph, #Canada, #Gov, Making a Difference, 26 Sep 2008,,annnno

City of Henderson – Nevada, #USA, #Gov, Trails Day Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno,

City of Kenora, #Canada, #Gov, Kenora Tourism Photo Contest, 15 Sep 2008,,annnno

City of La Porte – Texas, #USA, #Gov, 4th Annual Calendar Contest, 21 Sep 2010,,annnno

City of Louisville – Colorado, #USA, #Gov, Life in Louisville 2010, 30 Jul 2010,,annnno

City of Mankato – Minnesota, #USA, #Gov, Annual Photo Contest, 27 Aug 2010,,wnnnno,

City of Ottawa – Kansas, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 27 Sep 2010,,annnno,

City of Plymouth – Minnesota, #USA, #Gov, Plymouth Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno,

City of the Golden Valley-Minnesota, #USA, #Gov, Views of the Valley 2010, 7 Jun 2010,,annnno,

Clackmannanshire Council, #UK, #Gov, Public Art & Architecture, 30 Jul 2010, 159,annnno

CNN, #Asia Pacific, #P001, Scene by Scene, 20 Aug 2009,,aannno

Cobb County – Georgia, #USA, #Gov, Fun in the Park, 3 Nov 2010,280,annnno,

Cocktail King, #Australia, #P093, CK Annual Photo Competition, 25 Dec 2010,,xxxxxx

Colorado State, #USA, #Gov,13th Annual Agricultural Photo Contest, 31 Dec 2010,200,annnno

Compas – University of Oxford, #UK, #Gov, Life in Motion Photo Competition 2010, 30 Sep 2010,,annnnc

Competico, #UK, #P070, All Ongoing Photo Contests, appeal, +30000,annano,

Concord Pacific Group, #Canada, #P042,  Reflections + Projections, 31 Aug 2008,,aannno

Conservation Ontario, #Canada, #Gov, Ontario Conservation Areas Photo Contest, 31 Jan 2010, 1000,ananno,

Corbis Corporation, #USA, #P023, Creatives Behind the Lens, 4 Sep 2009, 500,annano

Cornwall Area of Outstanding National Beauty, #UK, #Gov, Living Landscape Competition, 30 Sep 2010,120,annnno,

Costco Wholesale Corporation, #USA, #P055, Costco International Photo Contest 2010, 30 Sep 2010,,wnnnno

Costco Wholesale Corporation, #USA, #P055, Costco International Photo Contest 2009, 30 Sep 2009, 45000,aannno

Courier Mail Newspaper QWeekend Magazine, #Australia, #P000, Photo Competition, weekly,,annano,

CTVglobemedia t/a The Globe & Mail, #Canada, #P000, Share Your Stuff, weekly,80,annano,

Derry City Council, #UK, #Gov, The Spice of Life, 1 Oct 2010,,wnnnno

Devon County & East Devon District Councils + Devon Wildlife Trust, #UK, #Gov, Wild About Devon, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno

Don’s Photo, #Canada, #P022, 30 Year Celebration Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2009,,wwnwno

Dorling Kindersley Ltd, #UK, #P000,DK Eyewitness Travel PhotoBritain Competition, 29 May 2009, 8000,annnno

Dumfries & Galloway Council, #UK, #Gov, In My View Competition, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno

Duracell, #USA, #P054, Duracell Incredible Moments Competition, 13 May 2008,,annnno

East Sussex County Council, #UK, #Gov, Photography Competition 2010, 5 Sep 2010,,annn2o,

Eastleigh Borough Council, #UK, #Gov, Photo Competition 2010, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno

Echo Prospects, #USA, #P032,1st Annual Young Artist On-Line Art Competition, 15 Jun 2008,,aanano

Eden District Council, #UK, #Gov, Eden Holiday Gude Photo Competition 2010, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno

Edinburgh Council, #UK, #Gov, A Shot in the Park (no rules!), 30 Sep 2010,,xxxxxx

EEF The Manufacturers Association, #UK, #NonP, Photography Competition 2020, 31 Dec 2010,300,annano,

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work, #Europe, #Gov, What’s Your Image of Health and Saftey at Work, 15 Aug 2009,1700,annnno

European Agency or Safety and Health at Work, #EU, #Gov, What’s Your Image of Safety and Health at Work, 15 Aug 2009,,annnno,

European Commission, #EU, #Gov, How Does Sustainable Tourism Look Like For You?, 18 Sep 2009,2100,annnno

European Commission, #EU, #Gov,The Euro: What Does itmean to us, 31 Mar 2010,,annnno

European Commission, #Europe, #Gov, Cultures on My Street, 30 Jun 2008, 2000,annnno

European Commission, #Europe, #Gov, Imagine a New World, 31 Aug 2009, 5000,annnno

European Law Enforcement Agency (Europol), #EU, #Gov,Photo Competition 2010, 7 Sep 2010,,annnno,

European Publishers Award, #EU, #P000, European Publishers Award for Photography 2011, 29 Apr 2011,,wwnn0c,1

European Union, #EU, #Gov, Celebrations, 31 Oct 2010,,annnno

European Union, #EU, #Gov, Climate Change and Environment in Lebanon, 16 Aug 2010,,annnno

European Water Partnership, #EU, #Gov, Who cares…about water? Nature Does!, 26 May 2010,,annnno,

Evening Chronicle/Alupro, #UK, #P000, Love Where You Live, 2 Mar 2010,5000,annnno,

Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd, #Australia, #P000, The Moment Competition, 20 Nov 2010,,wwnnno,

Firenze Jewels Inc., #USA, #P053, Mother and Child Photo Contest, 8 May 2011,,xxxxxx,

Focal Press, #USA, #P024, Focal Monthly Photo Contest, monthly,206,annnno,

Fodors, #UK, #P012, Show us Your France, 7 Mar 2010,,annnno,

Food2, #USA, #P001, The Great Food Shoot Out, 30 Jun 2009, 558,annnno

France Télécom, #France, #P033, Lonely Planet – Pikeo Photo Competition, 8 Sep 2008,,wwnnno

Fujifilm, #UK, #P020, Fujifilm Student Awards 2011, 28 Feb 2011,,annnno,

Gannet Company Inc t/a WZZM13, #USA, #P001, Art Is…Photo Contest, 27 Sep 2010,2519,ananao,

Google, #USA, #P032, The iGoogle Photography Competition, 31 May 2009, 3600,annnno

Grand Travel, #USA, #P013, Photo Contest 2008, 1 Sep 2008,,aannno

Guardian Media Group, #UK, #P000, Been There, monthly,,annnno,25

Guiness World Records Ltd, #UK, #P000, Supporting Material Releases, appeal,,aanano,

Habitat for Humanity, #Georgia, #NonP, 2010 Habitat World Photo, 11 Apr 2010,,annnno,

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, #UK, #Cha, River Anton Photography Competition, 1 Oct 2010,120,annnno

Hear The World/Sonova/Phonak, #UK, #P030, Joy of Sound, 10 May 2010, 245,annnno

Henley Festival Ltd, #UK, #Cha, Henley Festival 2009 Photo & Video Competition, 31 Jul 2009,,annnno

Henley Media Group/National Family Week, #UK, #P009, National Family Week Photography Competition, 21 Jun 2010, 943,wnnnno

Heritage Lottery Fund, #UK, #Gov, Postcards From the Park, 1 Aug 2008,,annnno

Hesco Bastion, #UK, #P044, Photo Competition 2010, 31 Dec 2010,,aanano,

Independent on Sunday, #UK, #P000, Insight Guide Photography Competition, 10 Sep 2010,,wnnnno

Independent on Sunday, #UK, #P000, Insight Guide Photography Competition, 11 Sep 2009,,wnnnno

Independent on Sunday, #UK, #P000, Insight Guide Photography Competition, 12 Sep 2008,,wnnnno

Indiana State Department of Agriculture, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno,

Indiana State department of Agriculture, #USA, #Gov, 2011 ISDA Photo Contest, 15 Jun 2011,,annnno,

ING Direct, #UK, #P100, Feel Good Summer, 30 Jun 2008,,annnno

ING Direct, #UK, #P100, Feel Good Winter, 24 Dec 2008,,annnno

ING Direct, #USA, #P100, Bank From Any Corner Contest, 28 Aug 2010,,annano

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, #UK, #Cha, Aerospace Photography Competition, 15 Sep 2009,,annnno

InterContinental Hotels Group, #UK, #P011, Connections Photo Contest, 15 Nov 2008,3000,annnno

IntrepidTravel/Lonely Planet/Kathmandu, #Australia, #P013, Intrepid Travel Photography Competition, monthly,,annnno,

Iowa Department of Transportation, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Iowa Aviation Photo Contest, 8 Oct 2010,,annnno,

Ipswich Borough Council, #UK, #Gov, Urban Biodiversity 2010, 31 Aug 2010,,annnnc,

Isle of Man Government, #Isle of Man, #Gov, Tourism Photo Competition 2010, 31 Aug 2010,,wnnnno

Isle of Man Government, #Isle of Man, #Gov, Tourism Photo Competition, 28 Aug 2009, 100,annnno

Islington Council, #UK, #Gov, In Bloom, 14 May 2010,,annnno

Italian Language and Cultural Centre, #Italy, #P015, Photo Contest for Foreigners, 15 Apr 2011,,ananno,

J P Boden & Co. Ltd, #UK, #P051, Mini Boden Photoshoot, 4 Sep 2009,,wnnnno

Johnson & Johnson, #USA, #P053, New Face of Calpol, 31 Jul 2009, 15000,annnno

Jon Butler Photography, #Canada, #P000, Zen in the Art of Photography, 30 Nov 2011,,annano,

Kidspot Pty Ltd, #Australia, #P000, Johnson’s® Baby Rub-a-Dub-Dub Promotion, 15 Oct 2010,,annnno,

Kiwi Camping, #New Zealand, #P052,  Annual Photo Competition, 31 Jan 2010,,annnno,

Korean Air, #South Korea, #P010, Memorable Travel Moment, 6 Sep 2010,,aanano

Korean Airlines, #South Korea, #P010, Memorable Travel Moment 2008, 31 Aug 2009,,wwnnno

L’Oréal, #New Zealand, #P053, L’Oréal Colour Trophy New Zealand 2008, 10 Jun 2008,,aannno

Lafango, #USA, #P071, Photo Contest 2010: Summer Edition, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno

Lewes District Council, #UK, #Gov, Artwave 2010, 17 Sep 2010,,annnno

LG Electronics, #South Korea, #P030, Viewtyful World Photo Contest, 11 Jun 2008, 22622,awnnno

Lincolnshire County Council, #UK, #Gov, This is Art Competition, 27 Aug 2010,,annnno

Littlehampton Town Council, #UK, #Gov, Photographic Competition 2010, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno

Live Nation/Nikon Live, #USA, #P020, Nikon Cool Shot Contest, 1 Sep 2010,,wwnwno

Liverpool City Council, #UK, #Gov, Peoples Parks 2010, 10 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Liverpool City Council, #UK, #Gov, Travelwise Photo Competition (No rules!), 8 Sep 2010,,xxxxxx

Lowepro, #USA, #P021, My Favourite Things, 31 Aug 2010,,ananno

Magic 105.4, #UK, #P002, Magic London Competition, 26 Jun 2009, 20000,awwano

Manchester Airport, #UK, #P010, You Decide: The New Welcome at Manchester Airport, 19 Mar 2010, 542,annnno

Maryland Department of Natural Resources, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 1 Jun 2010,,wnnnno,

Massachusetts, #USA, #Gov,Wildlife Photo Contest, 1 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Matlock Parish Council, #UK, #Gov, Pro Loco Photo Competition, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Medway Council, #UK, #Gov, Medway 2010 Calendar Competition, 17 Jul 2009,,annnno

Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, #UK, #Gov, Photo Competition 2010/11, 1 May 2011,,onnnno,

Meredith Corporation, #USA, #P000, 2011 Parents Cover Contest, 25 Jun 2011,,annano,

Michigan State, #USA, #Gov, Historic Preservation Office “Old is New Gree” Photo Contest, 31 Jul 2010,150,annnno

Microsoft Corporation, #USA, #P031, Bing Summer Travel Photo Contest, 16 Jul 2009, 9400,annnno

Microsoft, #USA, #P031, Bing Home Page Photography Contest 2010, 13 Dec 2010,9400,annnno

Mike Enzi – US Senator Wyoming, #USA, #Gov, Enzi’s August Photo Contest, 31 Aug 2010,,xxxxxx,

Missouri Department of Agriculture, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 2 Aug 2010,500,annnno

National Association of Underwater Instructers, #USA, #NonP, Just Dive 2010, 31 Dec 2010,,ananno,

National Geographic, #USA, #P000, 2010 Energiser Ultimate Photo Contest, 30 Jun 2010,,annnno

National Geographic, #USA, #P000, 2010 National Geographic Photography Contest, 30 Nov 2010,16000,annanc,

National Geographic, #USA, #P000, Traveler Photo Contest 2011, 11 Jul 2011,,annanc,

National Geographic, #USA, #P000, Your Shot, monthly,,annano,

National Historic Ships, #UK, #Gov, Photography Competition 2010, 31 Jul 2010,,wnnn5o

National Magazine Company t/a Coast,  #UK, #P000, Coast Photographic Competition 2011, 9 Nov 2010,,wnnnno,

National Museum of Singapore, #Singapore, #Gov, Spot and Shoot 2009: Our Landscape, 22 Sep 2009,,awnnno

Natural History Museum, #UK, #Gov, Weather Photo Competition, 3 May 2011,,annnno,

NBC Universal t/a Oxygen Media, #USA, #P001, sTORIbook Weddings Photo Contest, 25 May 2011,,annnno,

Nevada Division of State Parks, #USA, #Gov, 75th Anniversary Photo Contest, 31 Dec 2010,,xxxxxx,

New Forest National Park, #UK, #Gov, Iconic Images Photography Competition, 22 Oct 2010,,annnno,

New Hampshire, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Lilac Photo Contest, 30 Jun 2010,,annnno,

New Hampshire, #USA, #Gov, NH Dream Vacation Photo Contest 2010, 6 Sep 2010,,aanano,

New Mexico Magazine, #USA, #Gov, New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest, 7 Oct 2011,,annnno,

New York Times Company, #USA, #P000, A Timely Mosaic; Created By All of Us, 2 May 2010, 2000,annano

Newham Council, #UK, #Gov, Photography Competition, 18 Jun 2010,,annnno

Nikon t/a Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd, #Singapore, #P020, Nikon Football Foto Fest Competition, 16 Dec 2010,1321,annano,

Nivea, #USA, #P053, XOXO Photo Contest, 29 Jan 2009,,aannno

North Dakota Department of Agriculture, #USA, #Gov, Agriculture Photo Contest, 31 Oct 2008,,annnno

North Dakota Game and Fish Department, #USA, #Gov, Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest, 30 Sep 2010,300,annnno,

North Dakota Tourism, #USA, #Gov, Governer’s 2010 North Dakota Photo Contest, 8 Sep 2010,,aannno

Northern Ireland Youth Justice Agency, #UK, #Gov, Get Snapping 2010, 12 Feb 2010,,annnno,

Ocean City – Maryland, #USA, #GOV, Recreation & Parks Photo Contest, monthly,,annnno,

Ocean Conservancy, #USA, #NonP, Marine Wildlife & Seascape Photo Contest, 1 Mar 2010, 1500,annnno

Office For National Statistics, #UK, #Gov, Then and Now Family Stories, 31 Jan 2011,,wnnnno,

Ohio Department of Agriculture, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Photo Contest, 31 Dec 2010,,annnno,

Open House London, #UK, #Cha, Open House London Photography Competition, 27 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Oregon State, #USA, #Gov, Blue Book Contest 2011-12, 4 Oct 2010,,annnno

Ottawa Citizen, #Canada, #P000, Top Reader Photos, monthly,,annano,

Oxfordshire Cotswolds Tourism Group, #UK, #Gov, Oxfordshire Cotswolds Photographic Competitions 2011, 29 Apr 2011,,annnno,

Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd, #Australia, #P000, Bride of the Year Competiton 2010, 31 Dec 2010,,awnnno,

Panasonic Corporation, #UK, #P020, MyPlace Panasonic Photo of the Year, 1 Aug 2008,,annnno

Panasonic, #EU, #P020, Lumix Award 2010, 30 Apr 2010,,wnnn5o,

Parade, #USA, #P000, Oceans of Wonder, 9 Sep 2008,,acnnno

Parent Media Group, #USA,##P000, Cute Kid of the Year, monthly,150808,annnno,

Party of European Socialists of the Committee of the Regions, #EU, #Gov, In Search of Solidarity, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno

Paul Smith Ltd & Urban Junkies, #UK, #P051, A Bigger Splash, 4 May 2011,,xxxxxx,

Penguin Books, #Australia, #P000, My Australia Photo Competition, 1 Oct 2010,,awnnno

Peterborough Environment City Trust, #UK, #Gov, Our Changing Environment, 24 May 2008,28,annnno

Petplan, #UK, #P100, National Petrait Gallery, appeal, +54068,annano,

Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office, #Philippines, #Gov, Photo Competition, 1 Aug 2008,,awnnno

Photo Laureates, #USA, #P070, Photo Challenge, appeal,,annnno,

Photobox, #UK, #P022, Spirit of Adventure, 30 Sep 2008,,annnno

PicOrTwo.com,#UK, #P023, See the world through their eyes, appeal,,aaanno,

PQ Blackwell, #New Zealand, #P000, Fresh Milk Competition, 31 Dec 2008,,wnnnno,150

Premier Media Group t/a Fox Sports, #Australia, #P001, Fox Sports Biggest Football Fan, 6 Oct 2010,,annano,

Prisacom S. A., #Spain, #P000, Otoño Con Encanto, 12 Dec 2008,,annnno

Professional Photographer/Landrover, #UK, #P043, Landrover Competition, 30 Jul 2010,,annnno

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, #USA, #Gov, Public Safety Photo Contest, 31 Dec 2010,,annnno

Red Bull, #Thailand, #P062, Image Quest 2010, 31 Jan 2010,22764,annnno,

Red Bull, #UK, #P062, Red Bull Reporter, appeal,,anaano,

RegenSW, #UK, #Gov, Sustainable Energy Photo of the Year, 13 Sep 2010,,annnno

Royal Air Force, #UK, #Gov,Photographic Competition 2010, 24 Aug 2010,,annnno,

Royal Commission on Ancient Historical Monuments in Scotland, #UK, #Gov, Defend The Past, 31 May 2010, 30,annnno

Royal Horticultural Society, #UK, #Cha, RHS Photographic Competiton 2009, 30 Oct 2009, 2000,annnno

Royal Photographic Society, #UK, #NonP, 153rd International Print Exhibition, 29 Mar 2010,,annnno

RPN Flora & Fauna Inc., #Philippines, #NonP, PIFGEX 2010 Gifts of Nature, 7 Jul 2010,,awanno

Rutland County Council, #UK, #Gov, Rutland Photographer of the Year 2009, 14 Aug 2009,,annnno,

Samsung, #South Korea,##P020, SOAPHOTO, monthly,7325,annnno,

Samsung, #USA, #P030, Moments of Wonder, 19 Jul 2010,,annnno

Scotland National Rural Network, #UK, #Gov, Seasons of Rural Scotland Photo Competition, 31 Aug 2011,,annnno

Scottish Mountain Bike Development Consortium, #UK, #Gov, Photography Competition 2011, 4 Jul 2011,,annnno,

Scottish National Heritage, #UK, #Gov, 2010 Nature Photography Competition, 31 Jul 2010,,annnno

Servigroup, #Spain, #P011, The Colours of Summer, 31 Oct 2009, 1200,annnno

Sierra Club, #USA, #NonP, Sierra Sportsmen 2008, 31 May 2008, 400,annnno

Sierra Trading Post, #USA, #P051, Weekly Photo Contest, weekly,,annano,

Skyscanner Ltd, #UK, #P013, Monthly Photo Competition, monthly,,annnno,

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Ltd, #UK, #P011, Photo Competition, 31 Jul 2009,6500,annnno

Smarter Travel Media, #USA, #P013, Reader Photo Contests, weekly,539,aanano,

Smithsonian Institute, #USA, #Gov, Smithsonian Magazine 6th Annual Photo Contest, 1 Dec 2008, 17000,annnno

Smithsonian Institute, #USA, #Gov, Smithsonian Magazine 7th Annual Photo Contest, 1 Dec 2010,45000,annnno

Smithsonian Institute, #USA, #Gov, Smithsonian Magazine 7th Annual Photo Contest, 1 Dec 2009, 45000,annnno

Society of Homeopaths, #UK, #P110, Photography Competition, 31 Oct 2010,,ananno

Somerset Hedge Group, #UK, #Gov, 2010 Photographic Competition, 1 Oct 2010,,annnno

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, #USA, #Gov, 2010 Wildlife/Classic Contest, 1 Mar 2010,,annnno

South Devon Area of Outstanding National Beauty, #UK, #Gov, Photo Competition, 30 Apr 2010,,annnno,

South Downs National Park Authority, #UK, #Gov,Photography Competition, 16 Feb 2011,,annnno,

South Lanarkshire Council, #UK, #Gov, Annual Photography Competition 2010, 31 Oct 2010,380,annnnc

South West Coast Path, #UK, #Gov, Photo Competition 2010, 24 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, #UK, #Gov, Pride in Southend Photo Competition, 21 May 2010,,annnno

Sport Chalet, #USA, #P052, Diver in Action Photo Contest 2011, 30 Apr 2011,,aanano,

St Davids Peninsula Tourist Assoc., #uk, #P024, Photography Competition, 7 Mar 2010, +328,annnno,

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, #USA, #P011, Le Meridien + The Lens, 31 Jan 2009,,aanano

Stoke-on-Trent City Council, #UK, #Gov, Extreme Tea Drinkng Photographic Competition 2010, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Stonyfield Farm, #USA, #p060, The YoBaby Organic Cutie Photo and Video Contest, 6 Jun 2010, 7000,aanano

Super Cheap Auto Pty Ltd, #Australia, #P058, Mis-treated Car Competition, monthly,,aannno,

Sustrans, #UK, #Cha, Sights Camera Action Competition, 26 June 2011,,annnno,

Syngenta, #Switzerland, #P061, Photo Prize 2010, 20 Jun 2010, 3000,annnno

Tamron, #USA, #P020, Dusk til Dawn Photo Contest, 31 March 2010,,annn2o

Tamron, #USA, #P020, Summer Rituals, 30 Sep 2010,,annn2o,

Telegraph, #UK, #P000, The Big Picture, weekly,,annnno,20

The Australian, #Australia, #P000, 60th Anniversary Photographic Competition; Relationships Australia, 26 Jun 2008, 1400,aanano

The Book Depository, #UK, #P002, New Naturalist Library competiton, 30 Jun 2010,,annnno

The Dairy Council, #UK, #NonP, Upload Your Smile, appeal, 124,annano,

The Great Dorset Steam Fair, #UK, #P090, Great Dorset Photography Competition, 19 Sep 2010,,an1nno

The Kennel Club, #UK, #Cha, Dog Photographer of the Year 2009, 31 Aug 2009,,wnnnno

The Kennel Club, #UK, #Cha, Dog Photographer of the Year 2010, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno,

The Nature Conservancy, #USA, #Cha, Fourth Annual Digital Photography Competition, 30 Sep 2009, 16986,annnno

The Nature Conservancy, #USA, #NonP, 5th Annual Photo Contest, 4 Oct 2010,20000,wnnnno

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, #UK, #Gov, Imaging Cycling photography competition, 12 Jun 2011,,annnno,

The Sun, #UK, #P000, Great British Summer, 31 Jul 2009, 9000,annnno

The Times, #UK, #P000, The Times Young Photographer of the Year, 10 May 2008,,annnno

Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG t/a Müller Dairy (UK) Ltd, #UK, #P060, 2011 Shropshire Calendar Photo Competition, 1 Oct 2010,,annano,

Tourism Australia, #Australia, #Gov, There’s Nothing Like Australia, 12 May 2010, 29026,annano

Tourism Thailand, #Thailand, #Gov, Thailand: Through the Lens, 6 Jul 2010,,wnnnno

Town House Collection, #UK, #P011, My Scottish Experience, 30 Nov 2009, 1200,annnno

Town House Collection, #UK, #P011, You Tube Video Competition, 31 Jan 2011,,annnno,

Transitions Optical Inc., #USA, #P056, Transitions Lenses Readers’ Pick Contest, 30 Jun 2008,,awanno

Tripwolf, #Austria, #P012, Tripwolf Photo Competition, 31 Aug 2008,,annnno

Unilever, #UK, #P054, Lever2000 Make Every Touch Count Photo Contest, 22 Jul 2009,,wwnnno

United Nations Development Program, #USA, #Gov, Humanizing Development – Global Photography Campaign, 1 Oct 2009, +2000,wnnnno

United Nations Development Program, #USA, #Gov, Picture This: Caring for the Earth, 31 Aug 2009,,annnno

United Nations Development Program, #USA, #Gov, Picture This: We Can End Poverty, 16 Jul 2010,,wnnnno

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, #Germany, #Gov, International Photo Contest 2010, 20 Oct 2010,48,annano,

United Nations World Tourism Organisation, #USA, #Gov, World Tourism Day Photo Competition 2010, 31 Aug 2010,1153,annnno,

United Nations, #Lebanon, #Gov, A Snapshot of Development, 15 Oct 2010,,xxxxxx,

United States Government, #USA, #Gov, Celebrate America, 30 Jun 2010,,annnno,

University of Bath, #UK, #Gov, Images of Research, 6 Jul 2009, 32,annnno

University of Queensland, #Australia, #Gov,   Office of Undergraduate Education Photo Competition, 22 Sep 2010,18,annnno,

University of Sheffield, #UK, #Gov, 2010 Photo Competition, 30 Apr 2010,,annnno,

Up Here Publishing Ltd, #Canada, #P000,  Photo Contest, 1 Sep 2010,,annnno,

Upromise Summer Photo Contest, #USA, #P109,Upromise Summer Photo Contest, 9 Sep 2009,,aanano

US Department of State, #USA, #Gov, La Inocencia De La Infancia, 31 Aug 2010,,annnno,

US Department of State, #USA, #Gov, The Democracy Photo Challenge, 28 Jul 2010,3000,annnnc

US Department of the Interior National Park Service, #USA, #Gov, National Historic Landmarks 2010, 10 Sep 2010,362,annnno,

US Department of the Interior National Parks Service (Arkansas), #USA, #Gov, 2010 Digital Photography Contest, 17 Sep 2010,,annnno

US Department of the Interior National Parks Service, #USA, #Gov, National Natural Landmarks Contest 2010, 30 Jun 2010,,annnno,

US Fish & Wildlife Service, #USA, #Gov, 2009 St Marks National Wildlife Refuge Contest, 17 Jan 2010,,annnno,

US Fish & Wildlife Service, #USA, #Gov, Canaan Valley National Wldlife Refuge – Friends of the 500th Photo Contest, 30 Sep 2010,,annnno,

US Fish & Wildlife Service, #USA, #Gov,2010 Junior Duck Stamp Contest, 15 Mar 2010,,ananno,

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, #Canada, #Gov, Countdown Photo Appeal, 11 Feb 2010,,annnno,

Vango, #UK, #P052, Vango Photography Competition, 18 Dec 2009,,awnnno

Vapormatic, #UK, #P061, Photo Contest 2009, 30 Sep 2009,,annnno

Vapormatic, #UK, #P061, Photo Contest 2009, 31 Aug 2008,,annnno

Vinyl 2010, #EU, #P082, Sustainable Thinking Platform Edition 1, 31 Jul 2010,161,annnno

Vinyl 2010, #EU, #P082, Sustainable Thinking Platform Edition 2, 30 Nov 2010,161,annnno

Visit Lincolnshire, #UK, #Gov, Visitor Guide Photography Competition, 26 Jul 2010,,aannno,

Visit Shetland, #UK, #Gov, 2010 Photo Competition, 5 Nov 2010,56,annnno,

VisitNoosa.com, #Australia, #Gov, Noosa Boardwalk Photo Competition, monthly,,annnno,

Walt Disney, #USA, #P091, Messy Baby Faces Contest, 28 Aug 2009,,annnno

Warwickshire County Council, #UK, #Gov, Warkwickshire Photo Galleries, appeal, +880,annnno,

Washington Post, #USA, #P000, Washington Post 2010 Travel Photo Contest, 26 Jul 2010,1600,annnno,

Wella, #USA, #P053,Wella Trends ’09 Australia/New Zealand, 29 May 2009,,anaano

Welsh Assembly Government, #UK, #Gov, Capture the Heart and Soul of Wales, 10 Jul 2010,85,wnnn5o,30

Werner Publishing Outdoor Photographer, #USA, #P024, 3rd Annual Favorite Places, 7 Jun 2010, 4698,annnno

Werner Publishing t/aDigital PhotoPro, #USA, #P000, 4th Annual Emerging Pro Competition, 13 Dec 2010,8000,annnno,

West Somerset Council, #UK, #Gov, Amateur Photographic Competition 2010, 21 Dec 2010,,annnno,

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, #USA, #Gov, Operation Wildflower 2010, 1 Oct 2010,,xxxxxx,

Weymouth & Portland Council, #UK, #Gov, Weymouth & Portland Photo Competition, monthly,,annnno,

WGBH, #USA, #P001, Photo Contest, monthly,119,annnno,

Wiley Publishing, #USA, #P000, Wiley Photography Challenge, 14 Jun 2009,,annnno

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, #USA, #Gov, Great Lakes Photo Contest, 1 Feb 2011,200,annnno,

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, #USA, #Gov, Great Lakes Photo Contest, 1 Feb 2010,200,annnno,

Woburn Enterprises Ltd, #UK, #P090, Woburn Photography Competition with MK Citizen, 16 Dec 2011,,annnno,

Wooster & Stock Estate Agency, #UK, #P042, Snap Your Spot (no rules), 31 Dec 2008, 40,xxxxxx

World Energy Council, #UK, #Cha, WEC Energy Photo of the Year 2010, 16 Jul 2010,,annnno

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Key to symbols (copied from the Artists Bill of Rights site and with links back to their site)

The following information appears on each entry on the competition notice lists

Organisation name,  Country,  Organisaton type,  Competition title,  Closing dateNumber of photographs entered (if known),  Lost Rights Code,  Number of winning entries (if known)

Each character in the Lost Rights Code has the following meaning;

  1. which entrants grant rights;
    a = all, w = winners only, o =entrant can opt to grant unlimited rights
  2. copyright claimed;
    a = all, w = winners only, n = no
  3. exclusive use claimed;
    a = all, w = winners only, 1 = exclusive 1st use from all, n = no
  4. moral rights to be waived;
    a = all, w = winners only, n = no
  5. rights are time limited;
    1-9 = no.years,   0 = 10,  n = no
  6. purpose;
    c = promote contest only o = other purposes

Note that a lost rights code = xxxxxx means that no rules regarding rights have been published for the competition.

Type of organisation can be one of the following -

  • #Gov if wholly or partly funded with public money collected by governments or local authorities.
  • #NonP if a registered non-profit organisation,
  • #Cha if a registered charity,
  • #Pnnn for organisations in the private sector (see separate code list).

Competitions are listed in order of closing date and each competition links to a Rights Off report (if the organisation name is in bold font) or to the competition rules page if its still online.  We have saved the web page containing the rules for each competition not yet subject to a Rights Off report.

It is possible to copy/paste the comma delimited competition notice list on the previous tab into a spreadsheet. We at the Bill of Rights Campaign do this from time to time to create therights grabbing statistics.

3 responses

  1. Hi Odille,

    Many thanks for reproducing the Memoriam to Lost Rights on your blog and for re-sequencing it in alphabetical order. Thanks also for your support!

    As a thank you we’ve added a couple of links to your blog on our ‘What Others Say’ page at -

    http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/about-us/about-us/what-others-say/

    Hope this is ok and if you’d like the link copy to be different just let us know. We may also add a link from the Memoriam to your list (if that’s ok with you?) just so people can see it in a different sequence.

    We want to keep our sequence (for internal admin reasons) but your idea is a good one and we’ll be happy to link to it.

    Thanks for the links and support, its much appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Gordon

    Gordon C Harrison
    Contributor to
    Artists’ Bill of Rights

    3 May 2011 at 03:54

  2. Thanks for any other excellent article. The place else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such info.

    19 July 2012 at 07:27

    • There is a link at the beginning of the article and thanks for reminding me it’s about time I updated it. I will do that later today.

      19 July 2012 at 08:42

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