The organizers reserve the right to refuse entries they consider legally offensive, as well as work that is considered in violation of acknowledged moral standards.
The copyright of a work belongs to its creator. Participants are responsible for their work－no contributions to the exhibition should infringe on the intellectual property rights or other legitimate rights and interests of any third party, or the copyright concerning source materials of any submitted work. If there are any intellectual property rights disputes or copyright disputes related to a contribution, the organizer reserves the right to revoke the participant's eligibility to participate in the exhibition. The participants are liable for any breach of the aforementioned requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that his or her contributions to the exhibition do not generate any copyright or other intellectual property rights disputes, and the organizers are not responsible for any losses or damages.
By submitting a contribution to the exhibition, each participant irrevocably agrees that in the event his/her/their work is selected as a winning or a shortlisted entry, the participant grants the organizers the permanent rights to exhibit, publish and disseminate the work, which means the organizers are authorized to use the work for (online and offline) exhibition, (print and digital) publication, display on China Daily platforms (including but not limited to newspapers, websites, apps, and domestic and overseas social media accounts), and portfolio books or cultural and creative products (for free distribution and not for sale).
By submitting a contribution, each participant irrevocably agrees that in the event his/her/their work is selected as a winning or a shortlisted entry, at the organizers' sole discretion, the partners may use the contributions for non-profit exhibition and publication.
The organizers take precedence over the right to use a contribution for financial gain. With a prior tripartite agreement among the organizer, the work's creator and a third party, which shall expressly stipulate issues including authorization and disposition of income, the organizer may authorize or partner with the third party to use the contribution for commercial purposes. (Only in the case that the contribution is created by a Chinese citizen.)
China Daily reserves the right to interpret all of the terms and conditions.
By submitting a contribution to the exhibition, the participant agrees to the above terms and conditions.