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Photography Airplane - Emirates Airline is making it possible for photographers to show off their work to millions at the world's busiest international airport.

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Photography AirplanePress Release:
The Dubai-based carrier is inviting travellers to display inspiring images from around the globe at The Emirates Roundabout - formerly known as Concorde Roundabout - at London's Heathrow Airport.

"Emirates is creating a unique gallery for the world's best travel photography," said Mike Simon, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He added: "Emirates tickets will be awarded for the best photographs, allowing winners to further explore the world and take on board new travel experiences. At Emirates, we take great pleasure in making the world a more accessible place through our ever expanding route network."

The temporary photo gallery will be mounted on special hoardings at the Emirates roundabout, which is recognised as the UK’s most prominent advertising location and seen by 25 million passing travellers each year. More than twenty spaces - five metres wide and two metres high - will display short-listed photographs.

The photographer judged to have taken the best picture will be awarded two First Class tickets to anywhere on Emirates’ global network. Second prize will be two Business Class tickets and third prize is two Economy Class tickets.

Mr Simon added: “We believe travel should inspire people, not just transport them. We hope our Heathrow gallery will embody the Emirates’ spirit of discovery while sharing uplifting images of travel with many thousands of people each day. There will be no hard and fast rules of what pictures can be entered, other than they should capture how travel can enrich our lives.”

To enter the competition, contributors should upload their photographs at the Keep Discovering website by May 30th. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges comprising Emirates senior management, will be announced August 20th. The competition is open only to UK residents.
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Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom

Quote:16 Intellectual property
16.1 All intellectual property rights in Photos uploaded by you onto the Site will be retained by you. However by uploading any Photos onto the Site you hereby grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide and royalty-free licence (with the right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and distribute such Photos on and through the Site (including without limit the right to make such Photos available for download by end-users and to be copied and used by end-users), on outdoor poster sites at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere, and in any and all other media for publicity and marketing purposes as we in our sole discretion see fit.

Not sure I like the idea of sub-licencing or end users being able to use the images!
Read the small print or lose your pictures!!!!not good

So have I got this right?

I spend thousands on equipment and travel. Eventually grab a winning shot. Enter the competition. Probably don't win but give my winning shot away for nothing to Emirates who can sell it again and again.

Hmmm ... we'll call you.
looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
These people must be running out of cash to penny pinch in this manner, Would you sell your soul to the devil? not me!
At first I thought "Great! This looks like a good competition" but the small print frightened me off big time!

Why do huge companies like Emirates have to complicate matters with all this? After all, what do they care about selling photos, other than a cheap marketing idea? I think it's a real shame. As a relative newcomer to photography I would love to get my name about a bit but not at the expense of, what seems to be, just about all of my copyright.

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