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BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition
Now in its ninth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, BigPicture welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers around the world. Enter your work for a chance to win cash prizes and be exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences.
Contest Prize & TERMS
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 for the best overall image in the 2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition and be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive $1,000 in cash and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Story category. The Photo Story category will have one first place awarded. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering the Competition, each Entrant grants to the Academy a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and display submitted images directly relating to the Competition in all media throughout the world in perpetuity. This includes but is not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images* at the Academy, and and and all promotional and marketing materials regarding the Competition and Exhibition. In other circumstances, commercial opportunities may exist for awarded photographers to benefit from the use of their images, such as print sales or merchandise. Where such a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought in advance and terms and conditions will be agreed upon with the photographer.
*Winning images include images designated as grand prize, first place, and finalist images. USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering BPPC, each Entrant grants to theAcademy a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and display submitted image(s) and copies thereof in all media throughout the world in relation to BPPC in perpetuity.This includes but is not limited to:
1. Judging BPPC.
2. Display in an awards ceremony.
3. Display in an exhibition of winning images at theAcademy (the “Exhibition”).Winning images include images designated as grand prize, first place, and finalist images.
4. Inclusion in a book or other publication of BPPC.
5. Inclusion withinAcademy social media sites and websites, including within interactive elements associated with the BPPC and/or the Exhibition (now known or hereafter created).
6. Inclusion in promotional, press, and marketing materials relating to BPPC and/or the Exhibition.
7. Inclusion in merchandising associated with BPPC and/or the Exhibition.
The rights granted herein include the right of theAcademy to sublicense the right to display the Exhibition, including entrant’s images, in other venues. In other circumstances, commercial opportunities may exist for awarded photographers to benefit from the use of their images, such as print sales or merchandise.Where such a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought in advance and terms and conditions will be agreed upon with the photographer.
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