Running a small online competition - help me make sure we're staying on the right side of the law.
May 21, 2012 5:00 AM Subscribe
The charity I volunteer with want me to set up a photography competition with a prize or prizes to be determined. Anyone can submit an unlimited number of entries (within reason) and the winner(s) will be decided by judges appointed by us. We'll display the photos on our website. What kind of legal warning do I need to provide on the competition entry page to safeguard us? Can I use some kind of standard template?
posted by Kirn to Law & Government (4 answers total)
More details: we'll be displaying the photos on our website, and I'd like to get them to say that they've asked the consent of anyone who appears prominently in the photograph. I'd also like to say they retain rights to the image but we can use it in our promotional material (though I'm slightly unsure of this). An additional (possible complicating factor): I'm not 100% sure there will actually be a prize. There should be, but the money hasn't been allocated yet - is this something I can account for?