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Deadline: March 26, 2012
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry

HBW World Bird Photo Contest

hbw Lynx Edicions, publisher of the Handbook of the Birds of the World and the Internet Bird Collection, announces the launch of the First Edition of the HBW World Bird Photo Contest, created with the aspiration of becoming the most important bird photography competition at the world level.

The contest aims to encourage and disseminate knowledge about birds, while at the same time inspiring creativity in the art of photography. To these ends, its focus is on photography that is ethical, grounded in the utmost respect for the conservation of birds and their habitats, and without unnecessary digital manipulation.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First Prize will receive US$10,000 (ten thousand US Dollars).

Second Prize will receive a complete set of sixteen (16) HBW volumes.

Third Prize will receive eight (8) HBW volumes

Each Honourable Mention winner will receive one (1) HBW volume.

Each Special Prize winner will receive four (4) HBW volumes. ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The copyright of all of the photos submitted to the Contest shall remain with the copyright holder, who shall be credited as indicated in the Contest Rules. USAGE RIGHTS: By participating in the Contest, each participant grants the Owners a non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, communicate and exhibit his/her photo(s) in all types of media, exclusively in relation to the Contest and the possible exhibition, including all use in the context of:

i. Judging of the contest by the Jury and the Public Jury.
ii. Inclusion in the possible exhibition.
iii. Inclusion in promotional materials related to the Contest and/or the possible exhibition.
iv. Inclusion within interactive elements, either currently known or later created, on the Owners' websites related to the Contest and/or the possible exhibition.
v. Inclusion in a possible portfolio book, magazine or similar material.
vi. Participation in an editorial process to select approximately 200 photos for the HBW Special Volume: New Species and Global Index.

(1). Given its editorial criteria the photos selected for the HBW volume may not correspond to those awarded prizes in the Contest.
(2). The copyright holders of the selected photos will be contacted to request their permission for the one-time, non-exclusive use of the photo with the compensation of US$150 (one hundred and fifty US Dollars) per photo.

In some of the cases outlined above, commercial opportunities from third parties may arise for winning photographers to benefit from the use of their photos. Where a commercial benefit may arise, the petition will be passed directly to the copyright holder so that permission can be sought and terms and conditions agreed directly between the third party and the copyright holder.

Winning photos may be used by the Owners during eighteen (18) months following the announcement of the winners.

From the announcement of the winners onward, the Owners may maintain the winning photos in an archive for a period of five (5) years, after which permission must be obtained from the photographers should their photos be used in relation to the Contest and/or the possible exhibition

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