A&P blurb.com photography competition

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  1. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    http://pbn.blurb.com/

    entry fee is only $35, and the grand prize is $25,000! a bunch of 'runner-up' prizes also.
     
  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Sounds like a scam.
     
  3. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    how so? blurb.com is pretty reputable.
     
  4. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    "entry fee"


    they probably get the right to use your image for free too
     
  5. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    just a quick search turns up this:


    What rights does Blurb have to my books?
    Although Blurb reserves the right to use the winning books for promotional marketing purposes, the content is still yours and you own the rights of your book. Blurb has no rights to “sell’ your work nor in any way do we have any copyright or any other rights to your books. Please go to the rules for more information. Winning books will travel with the salon and be exhibited in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, and Chicago. Your book(s) will also appear in the Photography.Book.Now section of the Blurb Bookstore if you made them through Blurb and entered them in this competition. If you have submitted physical books via another self-published approach, your books unfortunately will not appear in the online Blurb Bookstore.


    under the 'rules' link, appears this:

    USE OF SUBMISSIONS
    Copyright and all other rights remain those of Contestant and/or any third parties from whom Contestant has obtained permission to use the third party's material(s). Any book or image of the book used by Sponsor shall carry the photographer's credit line. Use may include publication in any Blurb publication or web site. All Contestants understand and agree that any Submission may be used by Sponsor for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media. All winning Contestants understand that their name, likeness and winning Submission will be used for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as publicity, exhibitions, print and digital media.


    i guess if you're not comfortable with that, then it's not worth it.
     
  6. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    and most competitions i've heard of have entry fees...
     
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    except for OT :)
     

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