I came across an interesting article on the Sydney Morning Herald website (Click) which discusses the potential ugly side of entering competitions. Whenever entering a competition I’m quick to check the terms and conditions which state the rights I may retain if entering the competition. Such competitions which transfer the copyright to the organisation occur regardless of you winning the competition or not. Is it really worth it sometimes?
It’s a growing occurence for many who soon learn after entering a competition that their image copyright was transferred to the competiton owner which is obviously frustrating. At the end of the day it really is the big organisations being the real winners as their image library expands which would have otherwise costed millions.