Jessops has averted a potential backlash over image rights by changing the rules of a national photography competition after intervention by Amateur Photographer.
The original rules appeared to give Jessops the right to use images in publications and promotions ‘as it sees fit’. Organisers have now revised the terms and conditions
The camera retailer has amended the terms and conditions of its Celebrate and Share contest, a competition designed to mark National Photography Month which runs throughout June.
Previously the rules gave Jessops the right to publish entries for purposes not limited to the competition. The terms and conditions stated: ‘Images must have been taken by the individual submitting each file and whilst copyright of that image will remain with the entrant, submitting an entry to this competition will be seen as permission for Jessops to use that image in forthcoming publications and promotions as it sees fit.’
However, the UK’s largest camera chain has now revised the rules which now say: ‘All images collated will only be used in conjunction to (sic) the Celebrate and Share competition at the time and when promoting it in the future.’
Competition prizes include ten Canon EOS 550D DSLR kits and five Canon PowerShot SX260 HS cameras.
‘With a host of sensational events happening in the UK this summer, Jessops would like to invite you to share all your happy occasions with them for a chance to win some amazing prizes,’ say organisers.
Entries can be uploaded to Facebook at facebook/jessops or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, images can be sent via Twitter to @jessops. In this case, entrants should add the hashtag #celebrateandshare