Terms and Conditions

MUSE Photography Awards is open to professional and amateur/student photographers using all forms of photography.
Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition. By entering the competition, you agree and acknowledge that the MUSE Photography Awards is permitted to receive your registration data.

Use of images & disclaimer

MUSE Photography Awards (MUSE Awards) assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the submission or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. MUSE Photography Awards (MUSE Awards) is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant. Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of MUSE Photography Awards to use it for exhibition and publication in any medium, however work entered into the competition can remain private upon written request from the entrant.

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by MUSE Awards shall carry the photographer’s credit line. All entrants understand and agree that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the MUSE Photography Awards, and its media partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the competition only, including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the MUSE Awards competition.

Participants represent and warrant that (1) the Photographs are original and that they own the rights to their Photographs, (2) the Photographs do not violate the rights of any third party, (3) the Photographs do not convey a false or misleading impression, and (4) any additional information they submit about the Photographs is accurate.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by MUSE Photography Awards (MUSE Awards) concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entrant's submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of MUSE Photography Awards (MUSE Awards). Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.


Submission:

  • Entries must be produced within the last FIVE (5) calendar years up through the final deadline.
  • All entries must be submitted for judging exactly as published or implemented and may not be modified for the competition. The MUSE Photography Awards may request proof of initial production and/or publication date.
  • The Award reserves the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries.
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold an award in a category if submissions do not meet their expectations.
  • The MUSE Photography Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.


We Have No Obligation to Adjudicate IP Claims

Claimants and users must understand that we are not an intellectual property tribunal. While we and our Designated Copyright Agent may in our discretion use the information provided in order to decide how to respond to infringement claims, we are not responsible for determining the merits of such claims. If a user responds to a claim of infringement by providing assurances that its content is not infringing, the user agrees that if we thereafter restore or maintain the content, the user will defend and hold us harmless from any resulting claims of infringement brought against us and our Designated Copyright Agent.


Acceptance of the Contest Rules

Participation in this competition implies acceptance of each and every one of these rules and the final decision of the jury. The Organization may resolve any case not provided therein.