Championing Copyright

Championing Copyright

New competition partnership with ImageRights

Synergy by Siyuan Ma

Championing Copyright

At IGPOTY we take copyright seriously and have always championed the work of photographers, ensuring credit remains with the artist. But our responsibilities shouldn’t end here.

We believe photographers shouldn’t have to worry about neglecting promotion because of the threat of online theft. We believe in the fundamental value of creative work and we believe this should be respected across all mediums, particularly the internet.

That's why we're proud to announce a new partnership with ImageRights.

Ever been worried about who might be using your images on the internet without your permission or a purchased licence? Well, ImageRights is a copyright enforcement subscription service that tracks your images across the internet (using clever fingerprinting algorithms), fronts the initial legal expenses, manages and pursues claims through their global legal network, and registers your work with the US Copyright office.

If you publish or share any of your images online, this service is vital, especially if you derive a large part of your income through photography. (For more information on their services and what they offer, read more here: https://www.imagerights.com

As part of the partnership, ImageRights are offering levels of their subscription services to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each of the nine main categories. Yes, each of the nine main categories.

Let’s take a closer look at the prizes:

1st Place:

ImageRights Ascent

The Ascent service is the premium package worth $588 per year. It is designed for photographers with a large online collection. This 1 year prize subscription is awarded to photographers who come 1st Place in a main IGPOTY category.

The service includes:

  • ImageRights Discovery
  • Protect up to 25,000 images
  • ImageRights Recovery
  • Keep 50% of net recovery
  • Copyright Registration
  • 3 free USCO Copyright Registration filings
  • $34 + USCO filing fee
    (66% discount off normal rates)

2nd Place:

ImageRights Launch

The Launch service is ideal for photographers with a significant online presence and is worth $388 per year. This 1 year prize subscription is awarded to photographers who come 2nd Place in a main IGPOTY category.

  • ImageRights Discovery
  • Protect up to 1,000 images
  • ImageRights Recovery
  • Keep 45% of net recovery
  • Copyright Registration
  • 1 free USCO Copyright Registration filing if paid annually
  • $34 + USCO filing fee
    (66% discount off normal rates)

3rd Place

ImageRights Pilot

The Pilot service is a bespoke 1 year prize subscription for IGPOTY photographers who come 3rd Place in a main category.

  • ImageRights Discovery
  • Protect up to 1,000 images
  • ImageRights Recovery
  • Keep 45% of net recovery

These prizes hold no additional cost to the winners once awarded. ImageRights takes on legal and financial risk and takes a percentage of the final settlement figure. For more information on the service and how it works, please read more at https://www.imagerights.com/

Take advantage of this industry leading partnership, enter the main competition and get your images protected.