ASSIGNMENTS 2021 – The BPPA Exhibition – The Rules

By entering you are agreeing to these terms of entry

1. Eligibility

1.1 The BPPA Exhibition – Known as ASSIGNMENTS 2021 – is open to all member of the association.

1.2 Working press photographers who are not currently members, or who have lapsed membership, are welcome to take part if they join or rejoin the association.

1.3 Subscriptions must be fully up to date, or a membership subscription in place for members to be eligible.

1.4 No entrant will be allowed to be part of the judging process.

2. Ethics

2.1 Pictures entered in to the ASSIGNMENTS 2021 exhibition should reflect an accurate and fair version of events and should not seek to mislead the viewer. As such staging of pictures is permitted in the context of feature or portrait photography, but not for live News or Sports photos.

2.2 Pictures may only be manipulated in line with “standard darkroom procedures” – exposure, colour balance, contrast and some sharpening. Entries may not be altered by adding, removing or rearranging any part of the picture. (dust spotting is allowed)

3. Copyright

3.1 No copyright is transferred to the BPPA in respect of any works entered or accepted. Copyright remains with the photographer at all times.

3.2 By submitting a photograph the entrant warrants that they own copyright in the work and, if necessary, that they have permission from any employer, agent or license owner to enter the work. The entrant undertakes to indemnify the BPPA and the organisers and sponsors of ASSIGNMENTS 2021 if work they enter is in breach of copyright.

4. Usage

4.1 In order to facilitate the exhibition the copyright holder grants the BPPA a licence to print the work for display in the ASSIGNMENTS 2021 exhibition, which is initially scheduled to be shown at the Bargehouse London in August 2021.

4.2 The copyright holder further agrees that in the event of the exhibition being put on show again at future dates and in other venues their work may be shown again as a part of the ASSIGNMENTS 2021 exhibition.

4.3 The copyright holder further agrees that their image may be included in any catalogue or book or brochure or publicity or social media post produced in connection with the ASSIGNMENTS 2021 exhibition.

4.4 The copyright holder further agrees that our sponsor(s) may exhibit a number of the images in their showroom and offices as part of a permanent display of the ASSIGNMENTS 2021 exhibition.

4.5 The copyright holder further agrees that their work may be included in a permanent gallery on the BPPA websites to display and promote the exhibition.

4.6 Any other usage outside those outlined above shall be subject to further agreement, prior to publication, between the photographer and the BPPA

4.7 Prints of the entries remain the property of the BPPA to do with as they choose. They shall not be displayed or sold to a third party, other than in line with the usage agreed in section four, without the permission of the copyright holder.

5. General

5.1 It is the responsibility of the entrant to meet the conditions of the Entry Procedure and Technical Specifications

5.2 All photographs must have been taken by the entrant between 12th April 2019 and 2nd July 2021 (inclusive).

5.3 The organisers of ASSIGNMENTS 2021 reserve the right to use their discretion in all matters relating to the competition including, but not limited to, selecting the images to be displayed, organising the appearance and placement of images in the display.

5.4 Entrants may not seek to lobby, persuade or otherwise influence the judges and curators. Any entrant seeking to do so may be disqualified.

5.5 There will be no appeals against the decision of the curators and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the decision making process.

5.6 If it is believed that a contravention of the rules has taken place the organisers of ASSIGNMENTS 2021 reserves the right to examine original RAW files/negatives/positives. Any entrant unable or unwilling to supply the files on request will be disqualified.

5.7 Any fees or costs incurred will not be refunded if entries/entrants are disqualified or entries withdrawn.

6. Technical Specification and Entry procedure

6.1 All judging will be of digital files – prints will not be accepted.

6.2 Each entrant may submit a maximum of ten images for consideration

6.3 Images submitted should be RGB in JPEG format. The saved file size must not exceed 10 megabytes.

6.4 File names should be in the format “AS21_firstname_surname_01.jpg”

6.5 Please provide a full caption, embedded in the image iptc / file info. The caption field should NOT include your personal details as the pictures are judged anonymously. The entrants current name, email address and phone number should be included in the relevant IPTC fields.

6.6 Entries must be submitted by email to

6.7 Do not send ZIP folders / WeTransfer / WeSendIt / Dropbox links, all submitted images should be sent as attachments.

6.8 The subject line of your email must read “The BPPA Exhibition Entry 2021” and the body of your email must contain the following;

Your Name

Your BPPA Membership Number (Log in > Dashboard > Profile > Additional User Information > Membership ID)

Your employer / status / commissioner

Contact phone number

File Name and Caption for each attachment

6.9 The deadline for entries in Midnight on Friday, 2nd July 2021. No entries submitted after this date will be accepted.

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Jamie LorrimanASSIGNMENTS 2021 – The BPPA Exhibition – The Rules