Think Human

  • Think Human
  • Photography Competition

    Terms and Conditions

    1. By entering the competition, entrants or, in the case of children under 18, their parent (or guardian where appropriate) accept the competition rules.
    2. The subject matter of entries is left to the individual however the University reserves the right to refuse or withdraw entries which it considers to be abusive or defamatory, to show dangerous or inflammatory behaviour or otherwise to offend.
    3. Any image submitted must be the sole work of the entrant.
    4. The entrant must have the whole copyright to the image which must not have been published or licensed elsewhere.
    5. The entrant retains copyright in the photograph but grants Oxford Brookes University a royalty-free, world-wide, irrevocable, sub-licensable and unrestricted licence for use of the photograph in any manner, medium or treatment.
    6. Entrants must have consent from any individual whose image is featured in their entry/entries both for photograph itself and for the use of the subject’s image as a competition entry and must take all necessary steps to protect the rights of persons depicted.
    7. Where the image is of an individual aged under 18 the entrant confirms that the parent or guardian of that individual has given the relevant consent.
    8. Entrants must have taken their entry in lawful circumstances and must not include any trademarks or content that they do not have permission to use or be in breach of any confidentiality obligations owed by the entrant to others.
    9. The University reserves the right to showcase entries on the Think Human Instagram Account and to mount and display them across the University and at other venues.
    10. The University reserves the right to make public the category of entry and the name of entrants through Instagram or other mediums.
    11. Entrants accept that they have no entitlement to revenue which may be derived using their entries.
    12. The University will handle entrants’ personal information in accordance with UK data protection law.
    13. The competition and its rules are governed solely by English law and jurisdiction.

    Submission of entries

    1. The competition is open to all individuals and provides for entrants to submit to whichever of the three categories is relevant to them – Under 18s, 18 and over and Oxford Brookes Alumni.
    2. The immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of the judges, are not eligible to enter.
    3. Entries may be submitted from 12pm on Tuesday 2 January 2018 until 2359h GMT on Saturday 31 March 2018.
    4. Entries must be submitted electronically via the google entry form and in the real full name of the entrant.
    5. Each entry must reflect one of four themes - identity, empowerment, provocation or empathy.
    6. Manipulation of a photographic image is permitted, as are montages. If a digital photographic image has been manipulated or otherwise treated post-production, this must be noted clearly on the entry form.
    7. Entries may be in colour or monochrome
    8. Each entrant may submit entries to a maximum of 4 but each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form.
    9. Entries must be submitted as high resolution [300 dpi] JPEGs only. Recommended file size >1mb, maximum file size per image 10mb
    10. The University accepts no responsibility for entries which are not received or are corrupt or are disqualified (e.g. because no name is supplied to identify the entrant). No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
    11. Once submitted, there is no right to replace or amend an entry.


    1. The judging criteria are expression of theme, originality, artistic quality, and suitability of medium.
    2. One winning entry and three runners up will be selected in each category (under 18s, 18 and over, Oxford Brookes Alumni).
    3. The judges will choose one overall winner from the three category winners. The image receiving the most likes on Instagram will win the People's Choice Award.
    4. Short-listed entrants and overall winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.
    5. If the organisers decide the contest cannot be run smoothly, securely or without affecting the fairness of the judging due to circumstances beyond their control they reserve the right to suspend or postpone receipt of any or all entries or judging of the competition.
    6. Entrants shall not approach, induce, influence or seek to influence any judge or member of the University’s staff. Any entrant doing so shall be disqualified from the competition.
    7. The judges’ decision is final and the University will not enter into any communication on the competition results.