Legality/Terms of Entry

Assertion of Copyright

All persons submitting entries in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism competition (”Entrants”) warrant and represent that each and every image submitted (“Entry” or “Entries”) is his/her own original work, whether created as an independent photographer or an employee, and that he/she has the unrestricted right to grant to the National Press Photographers Association (“NPPA”) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, by and on behalf of the University of Georgia Grady Colleges of Journalism and Mass Communication (“UGA”) (collectively, “BOP”), the permissions set forth below.

Permission to Use Entries

The Entrant—or their employer or assignee—retains the copyright to all entries. All Entrants to the BOP warrant that they are either the copyright holder or are authorized by the copyright holder to submit entries to the BOP. The Entrant hereby grants permission to the BOP to reproduce, display, publish and distribute the submitted entries in order to promote and carry out the mission of the BOP, including, but not limited to: (1) executing, reporting on, highlighting, promoting, and publicizing the BOP judging, results and winning entries; (2) showcasing the BOP and the results through exhibitions, online displays, awards ceremonies and compendiums such as the Best of Photojournalism issue of News Photographer Magazine; (3) educational, research, and archiving purposes related to the BOP and  inclusion in perpetuity in the permanent BOP archive which is housed in part on NPPA and UGA servers and in the University of Georgia Special Collections Library archive; and may be publicly displayed as such; and (4) to sublicense to third-parties and service providers as needed to carry out the above BOP initiatives. Additionally, the BOP is not obligated to publish any submitted entries.

The Entrant further warrants that the entered images were taken or initially published during 2021 and that submission of the Entry does not breach any law, and that no third party has any claim or objection regarding the above rights granted to the BOP.

Finally, each Entrant consents to the use of his/her name, and/or picture by BOP in any promotional and public relations materials or for any other purpose related to the National Press Photographers Association and/or the Best of Photojournalism Contest.

Agreement to Rules

I accept all Entry rules of the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest.

Acceptance of Ethics Code

I adhere to the NPPA Ethics Code and promise that my entries were created in accordance with its principles.

By clicking I agree to terms and conditions on the submission form, you are agreeing to the statements above.