A controversial copyright clause in a competition to find the best images of the River Tyne has been changed after intervention from Amateur Photographer.

A controversial copyright clause in a competition to find the best images of the River Tyne has been changed after intervention from Amateur Photographer.

The move came after an angry AP reader alerted us to say that entrants were told they must hand over all copyright in their images.

The contentious rule in the Port of Tyne?s Reflect Photo Awards stated: ?All images entered into this competition will be copyrighted to the Port of Tyne.?

After we pointed out the problem a spokeswoman for the organisers said: ?The copyright line on the website is an error and the pages have not been undated from last year. This has been pointed out to our designers and will be resolved by close of play today.?

Boasting top prizes of £500, the contest challenges amateurs to ?capture the essence of the Tyne?.

It was launched on 9 April, backed by local newspapers The Shields Gazette and The Journal.

The closing date is 29 August.

For details visit www.reflect-tyne.com.

Reflect comp rulesNEWS UPDATE 24 APRIL