Images submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Entrants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding images presented in their submitted portfolio / photo-essays. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees that the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by the entrant or the entrant’s photographic work. The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award absolves itself from any subsequent action or actions resulting from any violation of copyright made by any person.
By entering the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, entrants agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its judges, which are final and binding in all matters. Entrants agree to be bound by all terms of these official competition rules and regulations as established herein.
All entrants agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, its board, judges, employees, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from all claims and demands, losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any images or work submitted to this award and its connected festival/s and conference/s.
Winners will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their work is original and that they hold all rights. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period (30 days) or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All affidavits are subject to verification by the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award and its organising committee. Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, agents, distributors, photographers and other photographic industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the competition organisers.
IAFOR reserves the right to use any part of any images submitted for promotional purposes. Entry constitutes granting IAFOR permission to use winners’ names and likenesses for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
Winners will be announced during IAFOR’s MediAsia conference in Tokyo, Japan. Winners will be notified by mail and/or email and will also be listed on the competition website www.iaforphotoaward.org and www.iafor.org. The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will make every effort to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays. The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award reserves the right to extend the competition deadline for any reason if necessary.
Employees, their families, subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to enter the award.
Entrants retain all ownership rights to their images submitted.