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The Swap Project

The Swap Project is now closed. The ten winning images can be seen here and will be on show in a free exhibition at Somerset House, London, from April 18 to May 6. 
Congratulations to:
Tim Topple
Faisal Tisnes
Wentao Li 
Yuliya Pavlova 
Dong Ni 
Willem van den Heever
Tim Fisher 
Sanne Glasbergen 
Soraya Matos 
Matjaz Skerjanec 

An initiative run by creativehub and World Photography Organisation, The Swap Project invited the global photography community to swap their best prints with one another. The creativehub is a multi-purpose arts platform connecting artists, art businesses, art galleries and arts organizations around the globe. Find out more here.

Terms & Conditions

1.1 By entering the Swap Project You hereby accept these Swap Project Rules and the Terms and Conditions.

1.2.1 The Swap Project is free to enter.

1.2.2 The Swap Project is open to all members of the public.

1.3 Entries must be submitted by March 3 2019, 13:00 GMT.

1.4 By entering the Swap Project, You agree and acknowledge that the creativehub is permitted to receive Your registration data. All personal information will be used by the creativehub in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

2. To enter, you must upload your image via the creativehub Website and follow the on-screen instructions carefully.

2.1 Images can be taken at any point in time.

2.2  Images should be no smaller than 1MB.

2. 3 Images should be added to the World Photography Organisation category at the Print Club feed 

3.1 Entries will be judged between March 4, 2019, and March 11, 2019.

3.2 Up to 10 of the most swapped images will go on display in London during the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, from April 18 to May 6, 2019.

3.3 The decision of the World Photography Organisation and the creativehub is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision.

3.4 Each Entrant can submit unlimited images for free.

4.1 the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (“Entry”), as follows:

4.1.1 You are the sole owner and author of each Entry

4.1.2 You have the right to make Your Entry available to the Swap Project

4.1.3 Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about You or any other person(s)

4.1.4 Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content

4.1.5 Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law

4.1.6 Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity including: trademarks owned by third parties copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions) names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead

4.1.7 Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of the creativehub.

4.1.8 Entries containing screen credits

4.1.9 No animals were harmed or manipulated in the making of the image

4.2 You agree to fully indemnify the creativehub in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.

4.3 You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

5.1 If you are under 16, you have Your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the Swap Project.

5.2 If the creativehub does not receive a valid signed parental or legal guardian consent form for any winner under the age of 16 within 7 clear days of the Entrant being declared a winner (excluding the day on which such declaration is made by the creativehub ) the creativehub  will be entitled to select an alternative winner from among the Entrants.

6.1 the creativehub recognises You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

6.2 All Entrants understand that any image submitted to the Swap Project may be used by the World Photography Organisation, the creativehub, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. You hereby grant World Photography Organisation and the creativehub  a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the Sony World Photography Awards events and/or Swap Project, including, but not limited too:

(a) judging the Swap Project

(b) displaying the winning and shortlisted entries at public exhibitions promoting and/or organised by the creativehub and/or the World Photography Organisation.

(c) inclusion within  websites, magazines, digital platforms or similar

(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Swap Project and/or any exhibition organised by the creativehub, in the promotion of the creativehub

(e) inclusion on Swap Project- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the creativehub or any third party following the individual agreement by the author

(f) sub-licensing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Swap Project and any exhibition

(g) allowing viewers of the websites to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.

(h) incorporation by the creativehub and World Photography Organisation event Partners on Event Partner devices for a period of three (3) years after the applicable Award Ceremony date.   

7.3 All Entrants understand that the image information, including image name and description, may be shared with Event partners and media as per clause 7.1, 7.2 and 8. For the avoidance of doubt the “image information” does not include any personal information of You the author.

8. Any photograph used by the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation use its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of the notice of such failure.

9. the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation  assume no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Swap Project, and the creativehub, the World Photography Organisation  assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Swap Project. the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation  assume no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Swap Project. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation  assume no responsibility.

10. In no event will the creativehub and the World Photography Organisation, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners,their advertising or promotion agencies, or their officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any Entrant’s access to and use of the Websites. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.

11. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

12. All Entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image suitable for printing in media and an exhibition should the image be required.

13. Winners will be announced online on March 12, 2019.


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