LensCulture Project Review 2017
1.1. To qualify to enter the LensCulture Project Review, you must be over 18 years of age.
1.2. By entering the Project Review, you hereby accept these terms.
1.3. Entries must be submitted no later than the deadline listed on the Project Review URL
1.4. The review is open to EVERYONE, 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.
1.5. By submitting to our Project Review, you agree and acknowledge that LensCulture is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this Project Review. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by LensCulture by sending an email to the following address: email@example.com.
2.1. To enter your work in our Project Review, you must submit your entries to the Project Review URL. Participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the review.
3.1. Entries will be reviewed by our panel of curators and gallery professionals. They will select twenty (20) images from twenty (20) photographers for inclusion in the print exhibition as well as twenty (20) images from twenty (20) photographers for inclusion in the Online Exhibition. Their decisions are final.
3.2. Selected photographs may be included in the future in traveling group gallery exhibitions and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide. LensCulture will always notify the owner of the photograph before such an inclusion is made. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by LensCulture.
3.3. The full name of each entrant whose work is selected will be published online.
4.1. LensCulture reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements from consideration for the exhibitions. You warrant, in respect of the photographs submitted by you, as follows:
4.1.1. You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs.
4.1.2. You have the right to enter your photographs in this Project Review.
4.1.3. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
4.1.4. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
4.1.5. The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include:
18.104.22.168. trademarks owned by third parties.
22.214.171.124. copyrighted materials owned by third parties.
126.96.36.199. names, likenesses or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
188.8.131.52. entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
4.2. You agree to fully indemnify LensCulture in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.
4.3. You confirm that each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed as shown—and has the right to grant that permission. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.
4.4. Images that purport to be “news” photographs, reporting, photojournalism, or documentary photography, should comply with the ethical guidelines of the National Press Photographers Association in general, as well as those proposed by UNICEF for ethical reporting on children. No people or objects may be added, rearranged, reversed, distorted or removed from such photographs. If images are staged, this should be made clear in the written statements and captions. It is important, always, to take into account the ethical considerations of photography, and to protect vulnerable people from potential harm that could be inflicted as a result of publishing images that expose or identify individuals or groups who may be or may become vulnerable as a result of the publication of the photographs.
5.1. LensCulture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph that you have entered for review.
5.2. Not every photograph entered for review will be publicly visible on LensCulture. There are too many submissions for each one to be shown on the site. Your work will be visible on our site if it is selected for the Online Exhibition.
6.1. All entrants agree that all photograph(s) submitted to the Project Review may be reproduced (with photographer copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote LensCulture Project Reviews. You hereby grant LensCulture with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities.
7.1. Any photograph used by LensCulture shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as LensCulture uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
7.2. You acknowledge that LensCulture and its event partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.
8.1. LensCulture assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Project Review, and LensCulture assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Project Review. LensCulture assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. LensCulture is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to LensCulture on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Project Review. If for any reason a contestant’s photograph cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, LensCulture assumes no responsibility.
9.1. In no event will LensCulture, its members, event partners or its officers, directors, employees, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website and participation in the Project Review. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the website is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.
10.1. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for LensCulture and the Project Review without additional compensation. Such requests will not be unreasonably withheld.