Watermarks is a way of cheating.

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Watermarks is a way of cheating.

Since it seems that the competitive aspect of Challenges requires very precise rules to keep entries within the intended frames of particular Challenges, it is quite usual for the entrants to notice when something has not been specifically forbidden. If watermarks and/or other means of image identifying is not explicitly forbidden, it can then be regarded as allowed, right?

So in order to accept anonymous entries, this should be specified in a separate rule, carefully worded, in order to avoid misunderstandings. This, then, has to be controlled (by the host), and enforced (by DQ).

As to whether it is ethical to enter images with identifiable origin in anonymous competitions, that's another question. In all cases the outcome depends upon host's decision.

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