It occurred to me recently that the Photographer of the month process needs a couple of improvements to tighten it up and clarify the risks to entrants. There are a couple of issues I'm worried about:
So, after getting some legal advice I need to make these two issues clear to people submitting photos to the competition. Starting immediately I need people submitting photos to copy the blue bold text under #3 under Contest Rules on the contest page and paste it into the body of their email they send to submit a photo. It reads as follows:
I have read, understand and agree to the following terms of the PhotographyForRealEstate.net monthly and yearly photo competition: I agree to have my photo posted on flickr.com and on photographyforrealestate.net for the purpose the review and voting and agree to release Larry Lohrman and PFRE Media LLC from any liability resulting from any infringement of the submitted image by any third party. Also, I have no expectation of any benefit by virtue of submitting this image.
It simply says that you agree that:
I'm also going to move the display of previous competition winners to the flickr group because it's harder to steal photos off flickr than it is off the PFRE blog. When I do posts about the winners or entrants, I'll embed photos from flickr. This will improve the security over how I've been doing it in the past.