BBC Wiltshire Photographic Calendar Competition 2008

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by bbcwiltshire, Apr 3, 2007.

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    bbcwiltshire Guest

    If you're an amateur photographer, living in Wiltshire, and would like
    to see one of your shots published... than we want to hear from you.

    We're on the hunt again for some of the best shots of Wiltshire... for
    a 'Wiltshire Wonders' calendar for 2008! The image can be of anything
    that sums up your idea of a Wiltshire wonder... A Wiltshire monument
    or mound, a person or place, white horse or wildlife, stone circle,
    crop circle or magic roundabout... send it in.

    And you can send in as many as you want... so dig around in your shoe
    box of snaps, or get out and about, and send in your favourite shots
    to us:

    Click on the link below for more information:

    Good Luck!
    bbcwiltshire, Apr 3, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    I would strongly warn anyone considering entering this competition to
    check the rules with great care.

    In the past, the BBC have reserved the right to make unlimited use
    (without payment) of any competition entries, thus denying the
    photographer his/her rightsto his/her own images. Many photographers
    have complained to the BBC, and the issue has been discussed at length
    in the photo press.

    In this case, the rules make absolutely no mention of any payment for
    the winners. Once again, the BBC claims unlimited rights to use your
    images in a calendar, in promotional material and on its web sites.
    There is no time limit, so you kiss goodbye to your rights forever,
    without ever receiving a penny.

    My advice is to avoid this and all other BBC photo competitions. With
    nothing to win, and everything to lose, the BBC are exploiting amateur
    photographers to obtain free images for the BBC's use.

    Rules here:
    Tony Polson, Apr 3, 2007
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  3. Why would the BBC use a email address. Very odd.


    ( If replying by mail, please note that all "sardines" are canned.
    However, unless this a very old message, a "tuna" will swim right
    through. )
    Alan Clifford, Apr 3, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Is there no limit to what the BBC seek to do on the cheap?
    Tony Polson, Apr 3, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    I note that the "have your say" section of the web page has now been
    deleted. There were an increasing number of comments about the
    exploitative aspect of this "competition", which is actually a means
    of the BBC obtaining opyright photographs for free.

    The whole thing is a scam. I wonder if the "Watchdog" programme would
    be prepared to investigate and expose the people behind it?
    Tony Polson, Apr 4, 2007
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