Following up on the disconcerting trend of photography contests grabbing the image rights of unsuspecting photographers I found it comforting to see Pro-Imaging.org, a professional photography association based in the UK, put forward proposed standards to be adopted by photography contests. See my previous post â€œHow The Rights To Your Photo Are Being Hijacked Through Photo Contests & Social Mediaâ€ for more on this issue.
Pro Imaging have set out conditions for photographic competition organisers and sponsors to be guided by when constructing terms and conditions for their competitions. We call this set of conditions The Bill of Rights for photographers. Pro Imaging believes The Bill of Rights represents best practice to the photographic competition industry and our intent is that it should be adopted as a standard code of practice.
Read more about the proposed Bill of Rights for Photographers via Pro-Imaging.org
I will be interested to learn more about this approach and how Pro-Imaging.org plans on tracking or commenting on organizations running contests in violation of these standards.
[tags]photography, contest, standards, photographer, photo, bill of rights, Pro-Imaging.org, copyright[/tags]