Rules & FAQs //


Registration & Teams

Game Play

Judging

How Image Rights Work?



The competition is very straight forward: photograph 10 styles of photography over the course of 2 days and submit 30 images. There are a billion ways to get to that objective and thus the game is very much about strategy and being creative. Every team is on the same playing field and the Photography Decathlonís job is to create that Level playing field and rules to keep the game as fair as possible.

If you have any questions please send them to info@photodeca.com. We've divided the info into 4 different sections.
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Registration & Teams

RECAP: This section answers questions about registration and the size and dynamics of teams and the various divisions.
NEED TO KNOW: To play you must:
  • Have an account on Photodeca.com
  • Sign the event waiver
  • Be on a team that has registered and paid
  • Play at in a division compatible with your skill level...or play in a non-competitive division

Game Play

RECAP: This section contains all the rules regarding your time playing in the event search it if you have questions about what you can and can't do. PhotoDeca is very lenient about what you can do but wants to make sure there is no cheating.
NEED TO KNOW:
  • Each division has it's own set of locations and subjects and boundaries
  • No Outside help
  • Editing is fine as long as every aspect was done during the competition.
  • Every team member submits a minimum of 5 images.
  • Your schedule and strategy is up to you.
  • Some categories like "people photography" require you to schedule set times with PhotoDeca.

Judging

RECAP: Knowing how the event is judged may help you create your strategy for the event.
NEED TO KNOW:
  • You can get deductions for breaking game rules.
  • Check the category expectations and rules
  • Each team member should submit a minimum of 5 images.

How Image Rights Work?

RECAP: We are working hard to value your creations and create increasingly more popular events for years to come. Your images and copyrights will be respected and valued by photography decathlon and our 3rd party partners.
NEED TO KNOW:
  • Your name and likeness will be shared on the site and maye by 3rd parties such as news.
  • You may be filmed or photographed during the event
  • You maintain full rights to your pictures.
  • Photography Decathlon is given rights to all images to promote events and the company
  • 3rd parties receive rights to use images on social media
  • Everyone is expected to credit the photographers where possible.
  • 3rd parties don't have rights to use images for marketing or printing unless they negotiate that further with you
  • Some 3rd parties may offer worthwhile prizes in exchange for marketing or print rights.