There are a great many competitions and prizes for artists in Australia and internationally, all with their own particular terms and conditions and contractual obligations for entrants and winners. Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch advocating fair and transparent contractual terms, especially where copyright and moral rights are affected. Arts law is highly critical of competitions which unnecessarily deprive artists of the copyright in their own work. It provides best practice advice to competition organisers and seeks to promote ethical and transparent conduct.
Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 which is a national photography prize out of NSW organised by the Moran Arts Foundation (MAF).
Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize. Entrants should always take into account the possible profile-raising which may result from being a finalist or winner.
This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize in New South Wales, Australia.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 in the Northern Territory.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the City of Busselton Art Award 2018 in Western Australia.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award out of Queensland.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize in the Australian Capital Territory.