Terms and Conditions​

1. Entry requirements

1.1. Entry in the LBS Photography Awards (hereinafter referred to as “LPA”) is open to professional and amateur photographers aged 18 or over. Both UK based and international photographers are welcome to enter. Agents or representatives can apply on behalf of a photographer with their authorisation.

1.2. Each entry must be in the name of the photographer(s) (hereinafter referred to as “You”). 

1.3. Each entry to the LPA must comprise a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 photographic images, and must be accompanied by a description of the issue/narrative they depict (hereinafter referred to as the “Entry”). The description must not exceed 500 words and must include, where applicable:

1.3.1. The name of any organisation that commissioned the work

1.3.2. The name of the photographer(s) preferred representative, their relationship to the photographer(s), their contact number and their email address

1.3.3. Clear identification of any partners/facilitators on the ground in the photographer’s chosen country/region.

1.4. Photographs entered into the competition must have been taken after 1 January 2016.

1.5. Photographs previously submitted to other competitions are eligible for entry in the LPA. This includes images previously published in magazines, websites, blogs, books or similar media.

1.6. Photographs can be shot using any camera model (film or digital), and may be portrait, landscape or square in format.

1.7. Photographs must be a maximum of 5 MB in size each.

1.8. Photographs must be submitted as JPEG files. Any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PDF, PSD) will be discarded.

1.9. Entries must be submitted online using the form provided at lbsphotographyawards.com by the 22 March 2019 (23:59 GMT).

1.10. By entering the LPA, You accept these Terms and Conditions.


2. Copyright and use of entries

2.1. Any copyright or ownership rights over any photography submitted as part of an Entry will remain with You.

2.2. The photographer(s) - or the agent or representative entering on their behalf - must be the copyright holder(s) or have been authorised by the copyright holder(s) to submit the pictures. This includes, but is not limited to, the documented consent of identifiable third parties (model release form), where applicable.

2.3. All entrants understand that any photograph submitted to the competition may be used by the LPA, London Business School (hereinafter referred to as "LBS") and cultural consultant Candlestar Ltd. for the purpose of marketing and promoting You, the Entry and the LPA only. Such activities may include their appearance in exhibitions, e-mails, newsletters, websites, posts, printed material and magazines during the competition and for a period of three years after the competition is over. Photographs will not be resold or used by any other third party for any other purposes.

2.4. The LPA and LBS commit to include a credit line whenever using images submitted to the competition.


3. Entry disqualification

3.1. Individuals whose likeness appears in the Entry must give consent for that likeness to be published and/or exhibited. In the case of minors (persons under 18), parental/guardian consent must be obtained. The LPA may ask You to provide proof of a signed model release form connected to the Entry. 

3.2. LBS and Candlestar Ltd (hereinafter referred to as the “LPA Operations Team”) retains the right to reject or disqualify any Entry it considers inappropriate for the competition, including, but not limited to, content that is vulgar, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person.

3.3. The photographer(s) registered with each Entry must be the author of the photographs submitted in his/her/their name.

3.4. The LPA Operations Team reserves the rights to request, at any moment, the original RAW files or, when not available, the full format JPEG files belonging to Entry photographs for verification purposes. These must be as delivered by the camera, and provided in a series showing at least three frames before and after the competition entry. Failure to provide these files within seven calendar days from the request will lead to the disqualification of the Entry. The LPA Operations Team may also ask You to provide captions and a description of the scene presented in the Entry as an additional form of verification. If it is determined that an Entry infringes one of these rules after the Entry has won, the LPA Operations Team retains the right to revoke the win.



4. Credit

4.1. Any photograph used by the LPA shall carry a credit line.

4.2. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed a breach, as long as LPA Operations Team reasonably endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

4.3. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to protect any Entry and its images against misuse by any third party.



5. Competition Administration

5.1. The LPA is administered entirely by LBS with the support of Candlestar Ltd.

5.2. If the LPA Operations Team deems it necessary, it may take any necessary action to ensure fair administration of the competition.

5.3. In entering this photo competition, You agree to comply with the LPA Operation Team's administration methods and will make no claims whatsoever about such methods.

5.4. The LPA Operations Team assumes no responsibility for any damage that may arise from participation in this competition.



6. Awards

6.1. The Story Award and the cash prize of £2,000 will be granted to the photographer of the Entry. If the Entry features multiple photographers, the award and its cash prize will be shared equally between all parties.

6.2. An article published in London Business School Review (LBSR) will feature images from the winning entry and detail the environmental, social and/or economic issues explored by the photographic series.

6.3. The remaining seven shortlisted entries will be recognised as finalists and will receive an official Certificate of Recognition acknowledging their achievement and have their photographic series displayed as part of the LPA exhibition.



7. Personal information

7.1. By entering the competition, you agree and acknowledge that the LPA Operations Team is permitted to receive your registration data.

7.2. The LPA Operations Team will not sell or release your personal information to any third party, except for the purpose of marketing and promoting You, the Entry and the LPA only.

7.3. All personal information will be used by the LPA Operations Team in accordance with London Business School's Privacy Policy.

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