Today, I received a call for submissions for a photography contest run annually by my university’s Center for Japanese Studies. I’ve always put this to the side before, but since photography is one of my main activities in life, I looked into it today.
(Aside: this is going to be a two-parter in the interest of space. The other issue this brought up for me was that whole “photography and the real” that I posted about a few months ago. Coming soon.)
The two main questions I had were, of course, could I submit more than one photo, and more important, did acceptance of the photo in the contest come with a price?
Of course, what I’m talking about here are my intellectual property rights as an artist.