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ASMP Image08 call for entries - deadline May 14th

Image08 call for entries
THIS CONTEST IS NOT A RIGHTS GRAB, READ ALL THE RULES <-

This competition is open to professional, serious amateurs and student photographers residing within the United Sates. Submit one or more of your favorite images that were created after January 1st, 2007.

Entry deadline is May 14th, 2008. Enter online at http://www.asmpny.org/image08.html

Judges:

Michael Foley — owner, Foley Gallery
Michael Ash, Photo Director — Radical Media
Rockwell Harwood, Creative Director — Details Magazine
Katie Dunn, Photo Editor — Travel and Leisure Magazine
Sean Mosher-Smith — Echo Designlab
Helaina Buzzeo — former Senior Art Buyer, McCann WorldGroup

Over $25,000 in prizes!

In addition, the winning image(s) will be published in a promotional mailer to be sent to 2000 art directors, art buyers and photo editors in New York and other major cities throughout the U.S. as well as in an exhibition of the winning images in a New York gallery.

Image08 Sponsors:
Agency Access
Calumet Photographic
Drive Digital
HP Invent
Mac Guru
Think Tank Photo
TwistedPix.net

Lots more info is at www.asmpny.org/image08.html

by Aaron Lee Fineman at 2008-04-16 22:23:17 UTC (ed. Apr 19 2008 ) New York City , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

14 May 2008 00:05
“All entrants waive any claims against Sponsor and its affiliates concerning their respective rights in the Images submitted in this Contest.”

They also say over $25,000 in prizes, but I’m only seeing publicity as a prize.

Does that concern anyone?

by Brian C Frank | 17 Apr 2008 00:04 | Des Moines, ia, United States | | Report spam→
Here we go again… :)

I will pass.

by [former member] | 17 Apr 2008 07:04 | Meerut, Uttar Pradesh , India | | Report spam→
Me too.

by Paul Treacy | 17 Apr 2008 16:04 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Brian,
where did you see that wording in the terms? Please post the whole paragraph.
I have contacted the ASMP president and legal council to figure out what is going on with this. Seeing as how they have been so influential in changing other contest terms to better the photographer I don’t understand how this language would end up in their contract.

by Aaron Lee Fineman | 17 Apr 2008 16:04 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
http://www.asmpny.org/image08/rules.html

1. How to Enter: To enter, submit one or more original Images created on or after January 01, 2007, in the form of a 72dpi digital file no larger than 800 pixels in longest dimension, via web. All entries must be received by May 5, 2008. All submitted Images must be the fully original creations of the entrants, must be the sole work of the entrants and all persons, places and/or objects appearing within all submitted Images and requiring release for trade or advertising uses must have been fully and properly released. Photographer must have the right to reproduce any image that has been previously published. By entering, all entrants agree to grant the Sponsor the right to use their Images on Sponsor’s web site(s) and in any publicity or promotions for future Sponsor photo competitions. All entrants waive any claims against Sponsor and its affiliates concerning their respective rights in the Images submitted in this Contest. Incomplete entries or entries not satisfying these Official Rules will be automatically disqualified.

4. Prizes: Two (2) First Place prizes (one from the Student Category and one from the Professional Category)† Student Category and one from the Professional Category will be awarded.† The prize will consist of the winning image(s) to be published (layout to be designed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion); publication of the winning Image in a promotional mailer to be sent to 2000 art directors, art buyers and photo editors in New York and other major cities throughout the U.S. (the “Promotional Mailer”); an exhibition of the winning Image in a New York gallery (choice of gallery and time period of exhibition to be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor);

Two (2) Second Prizes (one from the Student Category and one from the Professional Category) consisting of publication of the winning Image in the Promotional Mailer; a exhibition of the winning Image in a New York gallery, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor (choice of gallery and time period of exhibition to be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor). Two (2) Third Prizes (one from the Student Category and one from the Professional Category) consisting of publication of the winning Image in the Promotional Mailer; a exhibition of the winning Image in a New York gallery (choice of gallery and time period of exhibition to be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor). Honorable Mention Prizes (five from the Student Category and five from the Professional Category) consisting of an exhibition of the winning Image in a New York gallery (choice of gallery and time period of exhibition to be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor). Several Judges Choice Prizes consisting of an exhibition of the winning Image in a New York gallery (choice of gallery and time period of exhibition to be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor). No cash redemptions. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be allowed, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if prize is unavailable. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize that Sponsor determines to be of equal value in its sole discretion if prize is unavailable.† Winners will be notified by mail and/or telephone on or about June 15th, 2008.

by Brian C Frank | 17 Apr 2008 16:04 | Des Moines, ia, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for posting that Brian. The text you are talking about is at the end of P1.
The rights that they are talking about are:
“By entering, all entrants agree to grant the Sponsor the right to use their Images on Sponsor’s web site(s) and in any publicity or promotions for future Sponsor photo competitions. All entrants waive any claims against Sponsor and its affiliates concerning their respective rights in the Images submitted in this Contest.”
Seems fair to me.
They are not asking for rights to sell or give away your photos. They only ask for rights to use your photos “on Sponsor’s web site(s) and in any publicity or promotions for future Sponsor photo competitions.”
I have never seen a contest that did not ask for those rights at a minimum.

by Aaron Lee Fineman | 17 Apr 2008 17:04 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I agree that’s what they were intending, but that’s not what was said. There would be no legal recourse if I submitted an image, and one of the sponsors abused the rights. I’m not saying that there was/is any ill intent, but that sentence is very broad in it’s scope.

I wasn’t sure if that was something that would raise concern with others or not, that’s why I posted the question.

by Brian C Frank | 17 Apr 2008 17:04 | Des Moines, ia, United States | | Report spam→
Brian,

Yes, I found the information you were looking for. Scroll down to #8 and you will see they define the Sponsor as the ASMP:
“Sponsor: The American Society of Media Photographers, Inc., New York Chapter. 101 West 23rd Street #2343, New York, NY 10011”

by Aaron Lee Fineman | 17 Apr 2008 20:04 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

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Aaron Lee Fineman, Photographer Aaron Lee Fineman
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New York City , United States
Brian C Frank, Photographer Brian C Frank
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Des Moines, Iowa , United States
Paul  Treacy, Photographer Paul Treacy
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