Capturing Human Rights
Freedom House is now accepting submissions for its 5th Annual Photo and Art Contest, themed “Capturing Human Rights.” We invite professional and amateur photographers and artists to submit photos and other forms of art (including but not limited to cartoons, prints, paintings, drawings, graphic art and more) that reflect and celebrate the themes of human rights and freedom.
Semifinalists chosen by Freedom House will be displayed and auctioned as a fundraiser on October 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The winning photo will be featured on the Freedom House website, Facebook and Twitter, in our newsletter, and will receive a $300 cash prize. Works from any country or region of the world will be considered.
To enter, please complete this online form and attach your entry artwork file by Friday, September 9, 2016.
Entry form URL: http://freedomphotos2016.wufoo.com/forms/zpxuykf1c9bwld/
The decision to feature submitted photos is the sole discretion of Freedom House. Chosen artists will be notified through email. Photos must be the sole property of the submitter. All submitters agree that any image they submit to Freedom House may be used by Freedom House for marketing and promotional purposes, including for publication in Freedom House printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, Internet, and on freedomhouse.org. Any image used by Freedom House shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Submitters acknowledge that any money raised by the auction of their work will be a donation to Freedom House, which is tax deductible for U.S. citizens.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES
The 2016 Freedom House Photo and Art Contest begins Monday, July 11, 2016 and ends Friday, September 9, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time. To enter, fill out the entry form and attach your submissions.
Photos must be submitted in JPG (JPEG) file format. No other formats will be accepted.
Other forms of art (i.e. cartoons, prints, graphic art) may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but a proof must be submitted in JPG or JPEG format.
Photos must be high resolution but no more than 10 MB in size. Photos must be at least 600 by 800 pixels and 75 dots per inch (dpi).
Chosen works may be displayed/featured anonymously at the artist's request.
Participants can submit up to five entries per participant.
The decision to feature submitted photos is the sole discretion of Freedom House. Chosen artists will be notified through email. Photos must be the sole property of the submitter. All submitters agree that any image they submit to Freedom House may be used by Freedom House for marketing and promotional purposes, including for publication in Freedom House printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, Internet, and on freedomhouse.org. The submitter understands and agrees that the determination as to whether to attribute the submitted photograph to the submitter is within Freedom House's discretion.
When participants enter the contest, they must sign a personal release:
With respect to the photograph submitted for the 5th Annual Freedom House Photography and Art Contest (the “Photograph”), I hereby grant to Freedom House, its affiliates and licensees, the following irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide, license to:
(1) use, copy, transmit, distribute, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, adapt, combine with other ideas or works, publish, translate, publically perform, and publicly display your Photograph in any manner and for any purpose (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed and (2) use (and permit others to use) your Photograph in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial or charitable purposes) that Freedom House, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
By submitting your Photograph you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant Freedom House all the rights granted herein and that the Photograph is your original work and is not owned by any other person or entity. You represent and warrant that the Photograph, the creation of the Photograph and the use of the Photograph do not violate any law or regulation and do not infringe the rights of any person or entity, including copyright or trademark rights or rights of privacy or publicity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Freedom House from any loss, claim, damage or expense arising from the use of the Photograph or your breach of this agreement, including the above representations.
Photo a derivative work of genericface / CC BY-SA 2.0
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