Conditions for participation

Confirmation of rights and granting of rights (PDF)

By submitting their entry, all competitors accept the conditions for participation and grant the following rights to the MUVS:
The contest is open to all photographers aged 18 years and above, whether amateurs or professionals, who intend to photographically illustrate the topic above. Entrants may only submit pictures for which they own the exclusive copyright and usage rights.

Interested entrants can send photos to the address Please enter your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Submission of reproductions is not allowed and will be rejected.
Images that are morally objectionable, discriminatory, ideological, pornographic, violent, or that do not fit the competition topic will not be accepted.

There is no legal entitlement to publication of the submitted photos. A correspondence about submissions and whether the photos are put on the homepage does not take place. The participants have no legal recourse.

In addition, every entrant shall send a signed Letter of Confirmation that all depicted persons agreed to the participation in this initiative, and that he/she owns the exclusive copyright and usage rights which, he/she irrevocably assigns to the MUVS. The Letter of Confirmation form can be downloaded from the website The Letter of Confirmation should be send to together with the pictures named as follows: surname_first name _confirmation (as pdf).

The photographs must be high quality (at least 3,000 x 2,000 pixels), saved as a JPG or JPEG file and send it to Photographs in both portrait and landscape format, as well as in colour and b/w will be accepted.
Details specifying the conception of the submitted photographs are welcome and can also be send in PDF format. The maximum file size of 1,000 characters including spaces should not be exceeded.

All entrants declare their consent to the MUVS presenting and exhibiting their works, copying and publishing them in a volume, and promoting the exhibition and presentation ceremony. However, the entrants have no legal claim to exhibition, presentation, and/or publishing of the submitted entries.

All competitors acknowledge the above conditions for participation and confirm that they are the rightful owners of the photographs submitted, including the copyright and rights of use, and that no rights of third parties are affected by submitting and publishing the photographs in the manner stated above.

When illustrating persons, the participants confirm that no rights to protection of personality, data or one´s own image (according to § 78 Austrian Copyright Act) have been affected. In particular, persons depicted must have declared their express consent to the submission of the entry in the purpose of an unrestricted and free-of-charge publication.

All photographs will become property of the MUVS Vienna, Museum of Contraception and Abortion. All rights to the photographs will be assigned to the MUVS without any restriction in terms of time, substance or territory. Subsequently, the MUVS will make these photographs available for free on the Internet, including on its websites and, to all interested media and publishers for further dissemination in online and print media, either in original form or suitably edited. Distribution in connection with promotion of products by third parties is not included. The entrants, however, should be aware that the photographs may be provided for use on websites that incidentally contain promotion of products or advertisements by sponsors or the like. The MUVS shall publish relevant terms of use for media and publishers on its website, yet by no means assumes responsibility for the respective third party´s compliance with the above.

The data obtained shall remain confidential and will not be passed onto third parties. All competitors agree that their names will be published by online and print media, including the general copyright notice declaring them as authors of the photographs.