COVID-19: The Bigger Picture
COVID-19: The Bigger Picture. Capture the untold consequences of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods through the power of photography.
Could your picture tell a thousand words? Then the camera is in your hands. Our photo competition is open to anyone with a passion for turning the lens on the real lives behind the headlines, and an ability to capture the most powerful images of the pandemic’s impact on everyday people. You don’t have to be a photographer or a journalist to apply; we’re calling for all visual storytellers to capture the untold consequences of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods.
Contest Prize & TERMS
All text accompanying entries must be submitted in English (for non- English entries a translation in English must be provided).
• All the recipients of the Award (the “Winners”) will receive an Award certificate.
• Winners will be granted attendance to an online photojournalism masterclass run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This masterclass will allow the Winners to enhance their skills as well as identify how to best capture images to tell stories.
• Each Winner will also each be offered the unique opportunity to work alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news team on a piece of photojournalism content selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that will be shared via the Reuters wire, a global distribution news network.
The prizes for the Winners are as described above, on the Organisers’ websites (http://omidyar.com ; http://www.trust.org) and/or on http://covid19-biggerpicture.trust.org/ (‘’Award Website’’). No transfer, refund, cash redemption, substitution, cash equivalent or replacement of any prize by any Winner is permitted, except that the Organisers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). In the event the approximate retail value of a prize is different from the actual retail value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Any portion of the prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by any Winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You always own the copyright in your Photograph. When You submit a Photograph to us as an entry, You grant the Organisers a licence to use your Photograph. The Organisers never own the copyright in your Photograph. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, You grant the Organisers (including their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, designees, sponsors, supporters, assignees, licensees and contractors (“Affiliates”)) a perpetual, royalty- free, non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to use, edit, post, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, in whole or in part, the Photograph in relation to the Award or for any other reasonable purpose. Uses may include, but are not limited to: inclusion on the Award Website and/or on the websites of Omidyar, Thomson Reuters Foundation or Thomson Reuters or their Affiliates; on social media used by the Organisers and/or their Affiliates; in releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press and other media giving information about or promoting the competition; inclusion in a book or other compilation of winning and commended Photographs; in a display at exhibitions; display on a web browser for judging purposes.
Entrants agree that the Organisers shall be entitled to assign, sub-license or deal in any other matter with any or all of its rights in relation to Photographs as regards third parties or otherwise as the Organisers may see fit.
You hereby waive in favour of the Organisers, their Affiliates and successors in title all moral rights in the Photograph to which you may be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world to the extent necessary for the Organisers to exploit their rights under these Competition Rules.
The Organisers will endeavour to ensure that name credits are given to Entrants for any Photograph published in any medium. However failure by the Organisers or any third party to accord such credit shall not give rise to any liability to any person.
Upon the Organisers' request, Winners agree to sign any and all legal forms and/or documents that the Organisers may deem necessary to complete, implement, effect or perfect the license or grant of rights, title and interest in and to the Photograph to the Organisers as envisaged under these Competition Rules.
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