Copyright, Legality and Liability

Copyright, reuse and reproduction

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. By entering the competition, all entrants grant to The University of Manchester the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at events such as the Manchester Science Festival both on and off campus and to use the image(s) 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 photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee this. Media will be allowed to publish winning images free of charge for the purpose of promoting the photographic competition. All images used by the media will be credited to the photographer. 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 photographer to secure permission from persons in their photographs by ensuring that they have written permission to use the 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 image must be the entrant’s or the entrant must have the written authority of the copyright owner to enter the photograph into the competition. All responsibility resides with the entrant to seek all permissions required for the image 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. Images co-created may be entered under more than one owner name; the responsibilities outlined above to extend to multiple owners.

Declarations of truth

All entrants will be asked to declare that the images they are submitting comply with the competition rules and that the picture information they provide is original, complete, true and accurate. Changes 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 are arise outside of its control.


In all instances the Organiser is The University of Manchester.