"all photos entered become property of the contest sponsor"

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Terrance Vacha
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"all photos entered become property of the contest sponsor"
Jun 8, 2012

What exactly does that mean??

I am planning to submit photos to a contest. I found the above statement in the rules of the contest. I know this allows the sponsor to publish the winning photos. But do statements like this also mean that we agree not to sell, display, use as stock, etc., the photos ourselves?

Legally, how does "all photos entered become property of the contest sponsor" restrict the photographer from the future use of the pictures submitted?

(I did do a search, and was not successful -- if this has been answered before, please provide a link)

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