to your photos to enter photo competitions?
Some of the local organizers of photo competitions seem to have no respect for photographers. When you enter these so-call photo competitions you automatically give up the copyrights of your photos and, to add insult to injury, you also have to agree to indemnfy the organizers for all potential damages caused by your photos. In another words, the organizers reap all the benefits (getting large number of free photos in return for offering some misearable prizes which usually are sponsored by some eager vendors interested to promote their brands/ware) while the photographers bear all the risks.
There is a recent thread on this topic about submitting photos to the Straits Times Interactive Photolog website. See link.
Unfortunately, this kind of practice seems to be common in Singapore. I went to the photo competition section of the Photographic Society of Singapore webpage ( link ). I look at the terms and condiditons of some of these competitions ("Moments and Memories", "Singapore Botanical Gardens Photo Competition", "Full of Health, Full of Life", etc) and was appalled to find them have the above onerous and high-handed terms and conditions. This is really disturbing as these competitions are supported/co-organised by PSS which is supposed to promote the local photography scene and uphold the interests of photographers. I think this is very sad.
So the next time you come across any photo competitions, please read the terms and conditions carefully before you submit your photos. You may give away your copyrights.