After Pro imaging gave the what's great about Britain contest the red light, ePHOTOzine can now report that both parties have been in discussion and the competition now respects the rights of photographers.
"There were several phone calls between the Crown Estate and ourselves to discuss the issues and within an hour or two we had reached agreement on the changes," said Pro imaging's Gordon Harrison.
Following discussions between the two organisations, contest rules that had been the cause of some concern have now been clarified to the extent that all the original concerns have been resolved. In reaching this position Pro imaging accepted that the Regent Street Festival and the what's great about Britain contest were to be treated as interlinked.
The competition rules now meet all the requirements of the Bill of Rights and Pro imaging will be promoting what's great about Britain on its list of recommended contests, the Rights On List. Pro imaging are pleased to have reached agreement with the Crown Estate and is assured that the Crown Estate always respect the rights of photographers.