The 2012 Magnum Expression Award encourages photographers world wide to share their documentary projects. There are no limitations on the subject matter. The judges will be looking for compelling projects that go beyond the surface level to provide fresh and engaging perspectives on the chosen subject.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Two honorable mentions will receive: A publishing opportunity with $1,000 towards producing the book. A Photoshelter Basic account with 10GB storage for one year.
ELIGIBILITY: All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: With respect to any materials you submit in connection with the Magnum Expression Award, including any submitted images and your artist statement (“Submitted Materials”), you represent and warrant as follows:
That you have taken the photograph(s) you have sent to us or you have permission from or are authorized by the owner of the photograph(s) to send it (them) to us;
That all necessary model releases have been obtained from any clearly identifiable person appearing in any image, together with any other relevant consents required, and that the use of any Submitted Materials in this competition or pursuant to the licenses granted herein does not breach any copyright, moral right, or other right of any other person or entity
That you, or the person from whom you have permission to submit the Submitted Materials, own(s) the copyright and other relevant rights to the Submitted Materials, that you will not license or assign such copyright during the course of the competition, that you have full power and authority to grant the licenses and authorizations granted herein, and that submission of the Submitted Materials and use and display of same will not be contrary to any law or any contract or agreement with any third-party.
USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, Participants grant Magnum Photos and its Competition Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free license to reproduce, publicly display, distribute, publicly perform and create derivative works from their Submitted Materials, in all media, solely in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of the Magnum Expression Award, including, but not limited to, on the Magnum, HP, Blurb.com, My Premium Book and PhotoShelter websites.
Submitted Materials will NOT be used for commercial advertising purposes and will NOT be altered without the prior consent of the author, except as necessary to display or distribute them in a particular medium or format. Permissible uses of Submitted Materials shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to or promoting the Magnum Expression Award and/or its sponsorship by Magnum and Magnum’s Competition Partners, including without limitation a book promoting the Award to be produced by Blurb.com or My Premium Book.
Magnum and its Competition Partners shall have the right to grant sublicenses to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the Award or the competition. Magnum and its Competition Partners also shall have the right to make the Submitted Materials available to third-parties for viewing on computer screens and other media devices, and for storage in electronic format, for personal, non-commercial uses only.
Winners of the Magnum Expression Award agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the project funded by the Magnum Expression Award cash prize shall credit the Magnum Expression Award. Upon completion of the funded project, a final (digital) copy must be provided to Magnum and its Competition Partners. Magnum and its Competition Partners, in furtherance of promoting the Award, may, in the future, (1) display the project on their websites and on the website of the Magnum Expression Award; (2) publicly display the project (or excepts from it) in connection with exhibitions or promotional materials related to the Magnum Expression Award; and (3) reproduce the project solely in connection with the foregoing. Magnum and/or its Competition Partners will credit the artist as the author and copyright holder of his/her photographs.