Signature vs. watermark?

Started Jan 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mike Ronesia
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Signature vs. watermark?
Jan 22, 2012

I have a rule in my challenges "no watermarks". Someone submitted a photo with a signature. In my mind they are the same from the respect that they are added to the photo for ID purposes. I just don't know if my wording in the rules is clear enough to DQ the photo.

So the rule is "No watermarks"

and here is the photo. I'm thinking let it go but want to adhere to the rules to insure fairness to all.

Thoughts?
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=572641&View=RecentFirst&Rows=25

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