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Competition Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition, you hereby agree to the following terms and represent and warrant to Agora Gallery (“Agora Gallery” or “us”) that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate.


The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older whose use of agora-gallery.com does not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation, or any agreement to which they are a party. Employees of the Chelsea International Photography Competition and sponsors are not eligible to enter.


All of the images submitted are original works of art created by you or are photographs created by an artist who authorized you to submit the images on his or her behalf. Images submitted by you do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce, in any way, any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting our rights, it is our policy to terminate all relations with any artist who infringes copyrights upon our receipt of notice of infringement from the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal counsel.

Photography Subject Matter 

The photographs which will be uploaded by you do not include material that is sexually explicit, violent and/or racist.


If for any reason an announced juror is unable to judge the entries, the entries will be judged by the remaining jurors and/or alternate jurors.


Individual scores will be averaged to produce a single score for each entry. No names or other identification will be available to judges in the process of scoring and making selections.

Selected Photographers

You agree to follow all of Agora Gallery’s procedures for promotion and exhibitions and that Agora Gallery has the exclusive right to revoke your participation if those instructions are not followed. Click here to review the document that you will be required to sign if you are selected for an exhibition.


Agora Gallery will send a notification to selected artists along with participation forms. Artists selected for the competition must return participation forms by email, in order to be included in the exhibition and to receive company promotional benefits.

Artists who do not return their forms in time will lose the right to the exhibition and promotional benefits.

Artwork Sales 

The competition's commission structure is 50/50: the artist receives 50% of the list/retail price and the gallery receives 50% of the list/retail price. In addition, 15% of Agora Gallery's proceeds from the sale of competition artworks will go to a charitable organization.

Usage of Images

Agora Gallery has the right to publish the images selected by the jurors on our websites and other advertising channels to promote your photographs and future competitions.

Retention of Images 

By uploading your photographs, you authorize us to retain the images of such uploaded photographs in our system until the conclusion of the competition. You further authorize us to retain such images following the conclusion of the competition. We are retaining these images in order for you to be able to easily submit them to subsequent competitions in the future. At any time, after the conclusion of the competition, you may send us an email at RemoveImages@Agora-Gallery.com requesting that we delete such images. We will confirm the receipt of the email and your images will be deleted within 10 business days after the receipt of confirmation.

Changes in Schedule

Agora Gallery reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond reasonable control.


You agree that all competition fees are non-refundable.

Limitation of Liability 

In the event that you bring a lawsuit or assert in any forum any claim whatsoever against Agora Gallery, its agents, employees, representatives and/or officers, in connection with and/or arising from any claims that are in any way related to your participation in the competition and/or our relationship with you in any manner whatsoever, the maximum amount of damages to which you shall be entitled on all of your claims in the aggregate shall be the greater of either (a) the insurance proceeds received by either you or Agora Gallery in connection with your claim or (b) in the event that your insurance claim is denied for any reason whatsoever and/or is not covered by the insurance policy, no more than the total amount actually paid by you to us in connection with your entry.

In the event that you commence a lawsuit or other legal proceeding against Agora Gallery or any of Agora Gallery’s owners, officers, employees, agent, representatives or affiliates in connection with and/or arising from any claim whatsoever relating to the competition and/or our relationship with you in any manner whatsoever; a) you hereby unconditionally consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the  State of New York, New York County, b) New York law shall apply for the adjudication of any such claim and c) Agora shall be entitled to recover from you all of its costs and expenses relating to any such proceeding including, without limitation, its attorneys’ fees.


You agree to indemnify and hold Agora Gallery, its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives, and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any of the foregoing terms and conditions and/or any breach of your covenants, representations, and warranties set forth above.

Removal From Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any image uploaded (“entry”) that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (“Entry”), as follows:

Changes To These Terms

The Chelsea International Photography Competition reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the competition site and its related services. Due to its policy of updating and improving the site, the Chelsea International Photography Competition may wish to change these Terms. If You use the site or related services after the Chelsea International Photography Competition has published or notified You of the changes, You are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If You do not agree to be bound by those changes, You should not use the site (and should cancel Your subscription to any related services).

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