Regarding the Tourism Australia - Nothing Like Australia photographic competition; well there is nothing like a great big red flag going up.
I've read and checked approximately 5 - 6,000 photographic competition's terms and conditions which are promoted here, and around the world, and these are by far the least palatable.
Be very very careful in reading the terms and conditions before considering entering.
This is the competition link:
Here's the Terms and Conditions link:
The simplest part to understand is that by entering you GIVE this organisation (which has huge funding), to use your entry for what it likes and where it likes.
11. By entering the Promotion, Eligible Entrants absolutely and unconditionally assign (and agree to use their best endeavours to procure any relevant third parties to absolutely and unconditionally assign) to the Promoter all right, title and interest in all intellectual property rights in their entry, including ownership of intellectual property rights in any photograph that forms part of an entry.
Apart from a long list of concerns, entrants also can be held liable in the long term future for how they (Tourism Australia)
Another quote from this "competition" :
12. By entering the Promotion, Eligible Entrants acknowledge that their entry may be used by the Promoter, the Promoter's related entities, agencies engaged by the Promoter, or any other third party nominated by the Promoter, for the Promoter's current and future promotional and marketing purposes without further reference or compensation to them. Eligible Entrants unconditionally and irrevocably:
(a) consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any of their moral rights in their entry (as defined in Part IX of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)) and present and future rights of a similar nature conferred by statute anywhere in the world whether occurring before or after this consent is given (Moral Rights); and
(b) waive all Moral Rights in their entry that arise outside Australia.
13. Eligible Entrants acknowledge that:
(a) entries may be reviewed by the Promoter to ensure that they comply with the Terms, and consequently whether they are an Eligible Entry or not, which will be decided in the Promoter's sole discretion;
(b) the Promoter may notify entrants if their entry is invalid or rejected because it does not comply with these Terms, but is under no obligation to do so;
(c) the Promoter intends to post all Eligible Entries on the website located at www.nothinglikeaustralia.com, however the Promoter is under no obligation to post Eligible Entries to that website and makes no representation and provides no guarantee as to when Eligible Entries may be posed to that website;
(d) the Promoter intends to use Eligible Entries in its marketing campaigns, however the Promoter is under no obligation to do so;
(e) the Promoter has the right to use an Eligible Entry in any media or in anyway it sees fit; and
(f) if requested by the Promoter, Eligible Entrants may be required to provide the Promoter with a high resolution version of the photograph submitted as part of the Eligible Entry.
Having successfully convinced so many organisations to adapt and change their terms and conditions, to demonstrate an intent of good professional and ethical corporate behaviour, that works for both the organisers and the entrants, I would recommend that this particular "competition" be given a very wide berth by all. And I use the term competition loosely. :roll: