- If the work that you submitted does not meet a Contest standard, the selection of the work may be cancelled
- The contents of the evaluation process are not disclosed, and any objections against the decision made from the committee cannot be raised such as the composition of the judges and the results of the final evaluation.
- Other matter not mentioned here are in accordance with the decision of the UNESCO ICM, the organizer of this contest.
We accept entries taken with any kind of camera of any brand. However, please note that the submission of a file of more than 10MB of size is obligatory when taking the photo.
There is no participation fee.
Each participant remains as the copyright-holder of all submitted photographs. As the owner, the winners of the contest grant to the centre, for the whole term of copyright, the permission of exclusive right to use, edit, translate, reproduce, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the work for the purposes of the contest such as exhibitions, production of the photobook or any other promotional purposes of the centre. The property right(Including rights to produce or edit deriative works of the award-winning works) of the contest is granted to the centre. The causes of annulment of the award winning works or exclusion from review include infringement on any third party rights including but not limited to copyrights. Please refer to the Contest Rules posted on the Notice Board for more information. Korean legislation is applicable to the treatment of copyrights to photo entries.
It is not possible to modify or delete your entry form and photo submitted after you click the 'Submit' button
- The photo work that you submitted must be a work whose copyright has been resolved, and in the event of problems such as license or portrait rights, the revocation of the award, and the applicant is liable for civil and criminal charges.
- The work should be a pure creation owned by the applicant himself/herself, and the centre (ICM) can reproduce, distribute, edit, and display works for non-profit and public interest purposes only for winning works.
- Some of the copyrights for the work may be transferred or permission to use may be obtained with consultation with the owner of copyright separately.
- The copyright of the works submitted to the contest belongs to the applicant and to the winners even after winning of the awards
- Centre (ICM) may use winning works for non-profit and public interest purposes, and may create secondary works after individual consultation with the winners
- When winning the prize in the future, the applicant is deemed to have permitted the used of the work within the scope of the methods and conditions stated in the contest regulations, and the payment for the winning work usage may be replaced by a prize money (or gifts)
- In the event of a dispute, it may be resolved by applying for mediation to the Korea Copyright Commission, and the both parties shall endeavor with each other to solve the dispute smoothly.
- ICM will pay attention to preventing any leakage of submitted entries and will discard un-winning works within 30 days of date of the final announcement of the winners