21 February

30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Arts Law has found a competition that gets 5 / 5 stars for its terms and conditions!

Yesterday, Arts Law wrote to congratulate the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) on the super-fair terms of the 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch advocating fair and transparent contractual terms for competitions and prizes and is highly critical of terms which unnecessarily deprive artists of rights in their own work.  Arts Law often contacts competition organisers urging them to amend their terms and conditions to be fairer to entrants, especially where copyright and moral rights are affected.

However, we could find no fault with the terms of the NATSIAA.  Entrants are only asked to give permission to MAGNT to release and reproduce images of their artwork for non-commercial promotional purposes.  And that's it!

Limiting the licence granted by entrants in this way ensures that only those rights actually needed are taken from the artist.  What could be fairer?

Congratulations again to MAGNT – 5 / 5 stars for a job well done.

Arts Law's Competition conditions information sheet

Arts Law's Film competitions information sheet

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