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Please read the following rules about your submission
No nudes or portrayals of illegal activities. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of the judges, are considered inappropriate or unsuitable for publication will be deemed ineligible and removed from the competition. Please note that entries that do not conform to the specifications for the image file or abstract will be rejected.
Judges appointed by the Organiser will choose the shortlisted entries. Judges will take into account the criteria outlined on the website.
The Organiser’s decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition’s judging and organisation. Should the quality of entries fall below the standard required, the Organiser reserves the right not to award prizes. Such decisions shall be unchallengeable.
Copyright, reuse and reproduction
Entrants will retain copyright in the work that they submit. By entering the competition, all entrants grant to The University of Manchester the right to publish and exhibit their work at events such as the Manchester Science Festival both on and off campus and to use the work in any of our publicity and marketing materials and on its website. Entries may also be retained and used for The University of Manchester image library. By entering this competition you consent to the use of your name, biographical information, entry and any statements attributed to you, or photographs of you taken subsequently, being used for promotional purposes without additional compensation to you.
While we make every effort to credit submitting researchers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee this. Media will be allowed to publish winning works free of charge for the purpose of promoting the photographic competition. All work used by the media will be credited to the researcher. As such, you hereby grant to The University of Manchester a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reuse and/or reproduce works based on your submission without any obligation to compensate you.
Liability and legal issues
The University of Manchester shall not be liable in any way for a submission. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to secure permission from persons in their works by ensuring that they have written permission to use their image. You represent and warrant to the University that (i) you are the sole and exclusive owner of your submission, or that you have all right and authority to grant the rights in the submission to the University described herein; (ii) you have obtained any and all releases necessary from all persons (or their legal guardians) depicted in the submissions. The copyright of the entire work must be the entrant’s or the entrant must have the written authority of the copyright owner to enter the work into the competition. All responsibility resides with the entrant to seek all permissions required for the submission to win under the entrant’s name, and for the display and publication of the entry. The Organiser reserves the right to request evidence of such authorities or consents. Works co-created may be entered under more than one owner name; the responsibilities outlined above extend to multiple owners.
Declarations of truth
All entrants will be asked to declare that the works they are submitting comply with the competition rules and that the picture/visual information they provide is original, complete, true and accurate. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
In all instances the Organiser is The University of Manchester.