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A friend passed along a ?spam email link to me to picture.com that has photo contests-- but I wonder if the contests at that site are legitimate-- smells a bit like "Who's Who" where most people are accepted into their publication then they make money selling you their publication. ANybody know if picture.com contests are worth entering? I am looking for exposure (no pun intended) for my photos-- contests, galleries, etc. Gearing up for exposure, so if there are other contests or ideas on how to show my photos please do tell! ~Beowulf -- Emperor Wu asked the great master ...

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    A friend passed along a ?spam email link to me to picture.com that has
    photo contests-- but I wonder if the contests at that site are
    legitimate-- smells a bit like "Who's Who" where most people are accepted
    into their publication then they make money selling you their
    publication. ANybody know if picture.com contests are worth entering?

    I am looking for exposure (no pun intended) for my photos-- contests,
    galleries, etc. Gearing up for exposure, so if there are other contests
    or ideas on how to show my photos please do tell!

    ~Beowulf

    --
    Emperor Wu asked the great master Bodhidharma 'What is the highest
    meaning of the holy truths?' Bodhidharma said 'Empty, without
    holiness.' The emperor said 'Who is facing me?' Bodhidharma replied 'I
    don't know.'
    Beowulf Guest

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    With foot in mouth Sun, 02 Nov 2003 09:18:08 -0600, Beowulf
    <net> spoke these words:
     
    Going over the site I don't see anything that would raise a red flag.
    and since all photos are copyright the original owners, I don't see
    any reason you should get worried about..

    Since they are registered with The Library of Congress they are
    subject to federal law..and they state that all photo copyrights are
    retained by the photographer.


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    On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 10:01:29 -0600, Colyn wrote:
     
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    It is just that in their contest section they talk about selling their
    books of photographs, including contest entry photos, directly to
    photographers who enter the contest; sounds like the contest is a great
    way for a company to get photos, publish them in a book that then is sold
    to those entering the contest, and a way to generate and rent/sell spam
    lists of photographers. But then again, it might all be legitimate.
    Beowulf Guest

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    I was wondering the same thing, I posted a photo and "won", received a
    letter in the mail to sign copyright statement and they want me to buy the
    book that they are going to print my picture in. The picture will be
    automatically eligible for future contests. Just to let you know.


    "Beowulf" <net> wrote in message
    news:net... 


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    On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 21:55:55 -0600, Me wrote:
     

    I think it is a scam-- I will pass on their photo contests.
    Beowulf Guest

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    On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 12:51:11 -0600, Beowulf <net>
    wrote:

     

    Bingo!

    Your intuition is exactly correct. It is a pretty common publishing
    model and is used in the literary world as well. Collections of poems
    are also good money makers for publishers since a book can pack a lot
    of poems and since authors (particularly high school and college) want
    copies for friends/family. So including one poem accepted can mean
    that the publishers sells several copies.


    -- JC
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