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« on: February 11, 2014, 15:48 »
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Got an email from Alamy about photo contest on Photocrowd "Circles" with some nice awards:

https://www.photocrowd.com/c/34-circles

If You want to take part, act quickly: 361 images left until contest closes.


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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 17:05 »
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... and the awards are?

« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 17:27 »
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... and the awards are?

... and who exactly cares?

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 17:28 »
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One is 100% royalty at Alamy for a year. I didn't read the fine print though - like is this an image rights grab in contest clothing.

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 17:40 »
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... and the awards are?

From the Alamy blog:

Weve teamed up with our friends at Photocrowd to create their largest photo contest ever and there are some great prizes on offer. You could win kit vouchers, a professional portfolio review, photo books and a bespoke contract with Alamy where you get 100% commission for a year!

Photocrowds exciting new contest site lets users vote on each others work, so anyone taking part can see in real-time how their images are doing in the contest, and which ones are winning. The expert judge Alex Bortkiewicz, Director of Photography at Alamy will be choosing her own separate selection of winning images at the end of the contest, and writing some expert reviews to explain her thinking.

The theme of the contest is Circles. From birthday cakes to signposts, eyes to berries, we want to see how photographers have captured the ever-present circle with their cameras. ...

The Crowd and Expert winners each get:


    A 100 voucher for photographic equipment of their choice.
    Incredible exposure for the winning images through Alamys social media channels.
    The winning images featured in Photocrowds month-long anniversary exhibition in September 2014, as part of the international Oxford Photography Festival.
    The offer of a bespoke contract to have their images represented by Alamy. Theyll receive an amazing 100% of all their sales during the first year.
    The Expert winner also receives a professional portfolio review from Alex Bortkiewicz, Alamys Director of Photography, either remotely, or in person as part of a visit to Alamys headquarters in the UK.

--- BTW, beside this one, some other contests are open on Photocrowd. I've never been heard about them, and I'm interested just to try my strengths. There are really  some amazing shots among winners and participants on various contests.


« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 17:47 »
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One is 100% royalty at Alamy for a year. I didn't read the fine print though - like is this an image rights grab in contest clothing.

My thoughts exactly. And these kind of contests are stupid, where they let everyday people vote.  So all one's friends can vote for that entrant regardless of the image quality.  If you have a lot of friends, enter away.  If not, don't waste your time.

This is also confusing:

"Photocrowds exciting new contest site lets users vote on each others work, so anyone taking part can see in real-time how their images are doing in the contest, and which ones are winning. The expert judge Alex Bortkiewicz, Director of Photography at Alamy will be choosing her own separate selection of winning images at the end of the contest, and writing some expert reviews to explain her thinking."

Which images win, hers or the crowd-voting ones?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 17:52 by Mantis »

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 18:06 »
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One is 100% royalty at Alamy for a year. I didn't read the fine print though - like is this an image rights grab in contest clothing.
I can't even find the fine print. And I hate sites you have to sign into before you can see anything.
However, they have been pointed out on the announcement thread on the Alamy forum:
"1. by posting your content to the Photocrowd.com website you agree to grant to Photocrowd.com a non-exclusive, transferrable, fully paid, worldwide licence (with the right to sub-licence) to use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display such content in connection with the Photocrowd.com services. This licence will last for the period during which the content is posted on the Photocrowd.com website and will automatically terminate upon the removal of the content from the website.
2. the licence granted to Photocrowd.com includes the right to use your content fully or partially for promotional reasons and to distribute and redistribute your content to other parties, websites, applications, and other entities, provided such content is attributed to you in accordance with the information submitted to Photocrowd.com by you.
3. Photocrowd.com agrees not to make direct monetary gain from the sale of your content, or allow a third party to do the same, unless the terms of such a sale have been agreed previously with you, and to include an acceptable share of revenue to be paid to you."


The few posts over there are all, at best, cynical.

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 18:15 »
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all one's friends can vote for that entrant regardless of the image quality.  If you have a lot of friends, enter away.  If not, don't waste your time.

You're right, I didn't even think about Facebook or Twitter friends, what a naivety!  Because I didn't ever use this kind of promotion.. ::) But I see some really not good shots in the first places, so probably it's a result of your guess.

I just found a possibility on your personal info to add two websites address, so it can be some kind of promotion.

« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 21:17 »
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I don't enter contests but I did go read the blog when I received the e-mail.

The 100% royalties might be interesting but they refer to a "bespoke contract" offer from Alamy - which I have to believe would include some term of exclusivity for those items. Potentially a big win if the images were really successful, but if they're that good, Alamy'd be the last place I would want to have them tied up.


ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 04:16 »
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Which images win, hers or the crowd-voting ones?
Both.
"The Crowd and Expert winners each get: ..."


 

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