The right to the primary use of prizewinning photos shall belong to the sponsor.
The sponsor shall have permanent, nonexclusive rights to publish, duplicate, announce, publicly transmit, exhibit, print, distribute and screen the prizewinning photos on websites, at photo exhibitions, at trade shows and at other facilities managed or sponsored by the sponsor or local agents certified by the sponsor, free of charge, without obtaining the permission of the prizewinner, for the purpose of publicizing the contest. The prizewinners shall not exercise any rights based on the authors’ personal rights against such conduct.
The sponsor shall announce the names of the prizewinners and the titles of their prizewinning work on the websites, exhibitions and other places related to the contest. Applicants are also requested to consult the “Personal Information” section of this website.
Applications shall be disqualified in cases where the sponsor judges they do not conform to the conditions for application. Applicants that have been disqualified are not notified. The sponsor may cancel prizes and ask applicants to return any items awarded if it is brought to light that an applicant has been disqualified after the prizes have been announced.
These requirements for application shall be construed and interpreted under the laws of Japan.
The Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction for the first instance over any dispute in cases where a dispute arises between an applicant and the sponsor.