Terms & Conditions

Image licensing 

License: Participant retains ownership of the copyright in any submitted photographs. By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest.

The World Photography Awards do not own the license to the submitted photos of its competition. However, by entering the competition and submitting owned photos the entrant agrees with the use of the photo(s) on social media curated by The World Photography Awards. Proper credits will always be used. From the moment of submission to the website of The World Photography Awards, and the participation to the contest, the organization will have the ability to use the photo(s) for 5 years in its media channels. 



Contest are not a substitute for meaningful critique. We urge you never to stop practicing your art, whether you will find financial success or not. Creating is a human right, don’t ever stop.