Photo Contests…

Now that summer is almost here, you’re going to see a lot of promos and advertisements for photo contests.   Most are probably going to deal with travel or landscape or wildlife, pretty much anything that coincides with the American tradition of the family vacation during the summer.  While photo contests are a great way to get your name out, especially if you win, there are a couple things you need to keep in mind.  Similar to the whole Facebook Terms of Service Controversy, which you can read here, here, and here, a lot of these photo contests like to grab all rights to the images that you submit.  Basically, you lose copyright control of your image and the organization that you submitted to can use the image for nearly anything under the sun and make boats loads of money with it.  So please read the terms carefully.  And when in doubt don’t submit.

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