I was thinking of submitting photos from a local ren faire in the hopes of scoring some free tickets for next year's faire. However, when I was re-reading the rules online, it said that all photos submitted will become property of the ren faire. Is this rule common in photo contests? I would think that the photographer should always retain their rights to the photo. Somehow, this rule does not sit well with me. I know I'm no pro but does that mean I could possibly not win anything but that they can still freely use whatever I submit for marketing purposes? That's like getting stabbed twice in the same body part. :tongue: I've never submitted a photo to any contest before and would just want to hear what other people's thoughts are. Thanks in advance for everyone's input.