Liverpool TUC photo contest

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by David Kilpatrick, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. News in today:

    With 2008 being Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture, the TUC
    is inviting people to display their own images of working life in the city.

    Both amateur and professional photographers can submit their photographs
    of working in Liverpool to the TUC’s specially-created Liverpool ’08

    Each photo will go onto the website’s photo gallery and will then be
    entered into the TUC’s “Liverpool Working Lives’’ photography
    competition. The winners in both the professional and amateur categories
    will win £150, with £100 going to the runners-up and £50 to those
    finishing third.

    Plans are being made to exhibit the winning photos and a selection of
    the other eye-catching entries at a city centre location during the summer.

    Alan Manning, the TUC’s North West Regional Secretary, said that the
    competition and the website were an enjoyable way of highlighting
    working life in Liverpool while the city is in the international spotlight.

    He added: “We want to celebrate the contribution of working people to
    this city and its culture. We are kicking off with a project that is
    aimed at showing Liverpool at work that is created by Liverpool’s workers.

    “At the end of the competition, we will have an exhibition that we will
    tour around the region, from the city centre through to Kirkby and
    Bootle. Liverpool workers will have created a unique photographic record
    of Liverpool working lives.’’

    Today (Monday January 14th) sees the launch of both the

    website and the photography competition.

    The competition runs until June 13, when judging will take place. Full
    terms and conditions for the competition – including instructions on
    uploading your photographs - can be found on the website. also features news and events pages to highlight what
    the TUC and other organisations have arranged for the Capital of Culture
    David Kilpatrick, Jan 11, 2008
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  2. David Kilpatrick

    Trev Guest

    Not bad A max Of £250 for the use of your photo in any way they think fit.

    a.. By claiming the prize, the winner authorises the use, without additional
    compensation, of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and
    city of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner
    and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts,
    newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases,
    slides, videotape, distribution over the internet and picture date storage)
    which the Organisers may deem appropriate.
    a.. Competitors agree to allow the Organisers the rights for one year from
    the closing date of the competition, to use any submitted image for
    promotional purposes of this competition in any media format and to alter,
    crop, montage those images with the consent of the contributor.
    Trev, Jan 11, 2008
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  3. Actually, compared with most photo contests this is a very responsible
    couple of clauses - a model release for publicity, plus a one year
    licence to use the image ONLY to promote the contest, and
    modification/montage ONLY with the 'consent of the contributor'.

    The TUC is being very correct here, not doing it wrong. What else would
    you expect them to do?


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    David Kilpatrick, Jan 12, 2008

  4. I agree. I was actually going to reply to your message to emphasise
    how reasonable the conditions of entry are.

    Trev's comments are wide of the mark by a long way.
    The Good Doctor, Jan 12, 2008
  5. David Kilpatrick

    Rob Morley Guest

    Why do you think he was being negative? His first words were "not bad".
    Rob Morley, Jan 12, 2008
  6. David Kilpatrick

    Mark Dunn Guest

    One does suspect these days that competition organisers get a very good
    deal- thousands of pictures to use for a few prizes. But David wouldn't put
    something up if it didn't offer reasonable terms to the photographer. He's
    on our side and has been for many years (sorry David).
    Mark Dunn, Jan 12, 2008

  7. Absolutely.
    The Good Doctor, Jan 12, 2008
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