Photo competition terms and conditions (2015)

All entries to the competition must be the photo (that is, “work”) of the entrant and must not have been published or awarded with a prize in any other photographic competition before. Late, illegible or incomplete submissions and submissions that do not meet the entrance criteria as outlined will not be considered.

The intellectual property rights, including copyright rights, to the work will remain with the photographer. The entrant will be credited wherever possible. By entering the competition, the entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-commercial, non-exclusive royalty-free license to Transparency International (including its national affiliates), the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Thomson Reuters Foundation. This license includes (but is not limited to) the right to use, publish, reproduce and feature any or all aspects of the work in any of the documentation, media work and/or promotion of events by Transparency International, the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the consent of the subject and do not infringe their rights, including privacy rights, intellectual property rights, including copyright or any other rights of any person. By entering this competition, all entrants agree to hold Transparency International, the International Anti-Corruption Conference, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the jury free and harmless of any claims, costs or expenses, including but not limited to damages, arising out of the participation in this competition or any competition-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this competition shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Place of jurisdiction shall be Berlin, Germany.

Transparency International, the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Thomson Reuters Foundation assume no responsibility for any lost submissions to the competition. Transparency International, the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Thomson Reuters Foundation reserve the right not to award a winner if none of the submissions meets the quality requirements.