Dear I Shot It members
We’d like to introduce you to a very special friend of ours. Her name is Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig and you can see her website and her work here :
Once we met Lisa, we knew she was the right person to help us create a safe and friendly Child Photo Competition at I SHOT IT. We wanted a competition that showcases photos of children doing what they do best – being children. It’s not going to be a competition for staged and airbrushed studio portraits, for children dressed up and posing like adults but for photos of children ‘in the wild’. It’s going to be a competition for photos that celebrate children and childhood in the way the Lisa does so amazingly well in her own work.
We have discussed long and hard how to ensure that we keep the high standards that I SHOT IT has set itself for this competition – and we will do this by ‘vetting’ all photos that are entered. I SHOT IT and Lisa will have full control over all entries and any that don’t meet our standards of safety and appropriateness won’t be accepted into the competition (any fees paid will be refunded). We won’t enter into any discussion about this as we have to satisfy child protection and privacy laws in many different countries – and so the judge’s decision will be final.
As with all I SHOT IT competitions, the photographer entering the photo retains all rights to and responsibility for it and the photo should not seek to exploit its child subjects in any way.