Terms NPOTY 2021
– COPYRIGHT – PHOTOGRAPHERS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
By entering the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ contest, each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under his/her name are his/her original work, that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims.
It is his/her responsibility to obtain releases and consents in written form for publishing, exhibiting and using his/her image if any persons appear in the photograph or if objects in the photograph are subject to the rights of third parties.
The photographer is responsible for obtaining official permits when applicable.
The photographer may be held liable for any damage that the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest may experience due to the lack of necessary release forms or missing permits.
– IMAGE USAGE RIGHTS
Photographs awarded with a prize or the status of finalist may be used in the context of the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ competition and its related public relations and promotion.
In addition, the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ contest is entitled to exhibit the photographs in any country, for 3 years, to reproduce and distribute it in the form of print and to use it to advertise the exhibitions and publications, provided that the context of the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ competition is clearly indicated.
The ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ is entitled to transfer the above usage rights to third parties for the purpose of providing a printing, web, or similar service to ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’, and to publications if the pictures are used to illustrate editorial content covering the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ Competition.
For the above stated usage rights the photographer cannot claim compensation or fee of any kind.
In case of inquiries concerning the purchase of usage rights of the awarded photographs, the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest will forward the contact details of the interested party to the photographer.
The required prints for the exhibition will be made on the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest’ own expenses or that of third parties eligible for using the photographs in the above conditions.
– DATA PROTECTION POLICY
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The personal data you provide us will be used in order to maintain the relationship with the user in all aspects related to the development of this contest in a way to participate, answer your questions or concerns.
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– ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONTEST RULES
Participation in this competition implies acceptance of each and every one of these rules and the final decision of the jury. The Organization may resolve any case not provided therein.
– CONTACT AND INQUIRIES
Please note our contact and legal data as follows:
Nature Photographer Of The Year – 2021 Edition
Nature Talks B.V.
1671 TN Medemblik
Number Chamber of Commerce – 66589711
VAT number – NL856621584B01
Mail address – [email protected]
Telephone number – 0031 345 256009
To address any inquiry to the Competition Manager of the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ 2021 Edition, please refer to:
On Nature Talks Photo Festival on the 13th of November 2021 in the Netherlands we will annouce all the winners. The winners will also participate in a Photo Exhibition on the festival before it will be traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
So enter the contest now and, send us your awesome photos, do a bit for nature and we will show your amazing images to the world.
Timeline NPOTY 2021
Week 53, 2020
Opening NPOTY 2021
Week 28, July 18th, 2021
Closing date for entries NPOTY 2021
Week 30/31, July 2021
Pre-selection NPOTY 2021*
We remove all files that do not comply with our rules and the pre-selection will be made.
|Week 34/35/36/37, August/september 2021||First Selection NPOTY 2021*
Judges take a closer look at all submissions. Every jury member will select 25 images per category which will continue to the next round (the final round).
|Week 38, September 2021||Asking original files
Request for the original (RAW) files. You have two weeks to send the photo(s). Also your dashboard will be updated in week 34.
|Week 39/40, September/October 2021||Final Round NPOTY 2021*
The most difficult stage for the jury: a few days of intense deliberation. The jury will choose the Category winners, Runner-ups, Highly Commendeds, and of course the Overall winner NPOTY 2021.
|Week 40/41, October||Notification and information Winners NPOTY 2021
You will be notified in case you will win ‘a prize’. Which one, that’s still going to be a surprise. You could be the Category winner, Runner-up, Highly Commended, and of course the Overall winner of NPOTY 2021. We will invite you to come to the Nature Talks Photo Festival. Also we request image descriptions and other information.
|Week 45, Saturday 13th of November 2021||Award Show NPOTY 2021
Festive Award Ceremony during the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands.
|Week 45/46/47, November 2021||Vote NPOTY People choice
Festival visitors can vote for the People Choice Award during and after the Nature Talks Photo Festival.
|Week 50, December 2021||Announcement of the NPOTY People Choice
Announcing winners of the People’s Choice.
|Week 51, December 2021||Opening NPOTY 2022
You can submit your best photos for NPOTY 2022.
*After the pre-selection, first selection and final round we will update your personal dashboard.