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Land Rover Story Challenge

Published by Diana Tula · October 15th 2012

Land Rover is known for their ‘go anywhere’ spirit – going above and beyond designing iconic vehicles with genuine capability and composure. We’ve teamed up with Land Rover USA to bring you a contest that can take you anywhere. All you have to do is follow the brief, unleash your creativity, take amazing photos, publish a story on your 500px page and win.

Winners will receive a photography contract of $10,000 USD, a $2,000 USD travel stipend, ample promotion from Land Rover North America through Land Rover USA social media channels, be interviewed by Land Rover, and get their work featured on Land Rover digital properties and potentially advertising. Challenge is open to US only and you must be 18 or older to enter.

Guidelines

Choose a quote or mantra that inspires you and relates to the Land Rover brand. Then create a story on 500px using 5-10 photos which depict conceptually, figuratively or literally the motto that you’ve chosen. When story is ready to be published make sure to tag it “Land Rover Story Challenge”, this will secure your entry. Photos, title and the story are open to your creativity and interpretation. We welcome all photographic styles and mediums. Contest ends November 12, 2012. For complete list of rules please visit this page.

Let’s sum it up! Your story has to include:
  1. Minimum of 5 photos, maximum of 10
  2. Your chosen quote or mantra and detailed description why you chose it
  3. Photos and text must be your original work
  4. Story must be tagged “Land Rover Story Challenge”
Need help creating a story? Visit this step-by-step guide.

Winners

Five winners will each be awarded a contract for $10,000 USD, plus $2,000 USD in travel and use of a Land Rover vehicle for one to two weeks. Each photographer will be given a brief to photograph their vehicle in their style, for use on Land Rover digital properties and potentially advertising for up to 3 years. Each photographer will also receive additional exposure from Land Rover USA owned channels, including email, social media, etc.

Winners will be selected by a panel of Land Rover judges and will be judged on a) creativity, b) storytelling, c) photographic style and d) overall brand fit.

Good Luck!

     

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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
Winners are now announced :) Congrats to Land Rover USA Story Challenge Winners http://500px.com/blog/373 & thanks to everyone for your entries and participation!
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Ian Kreidich  over 1 year ago
Is there any firm date yet when the winners will be announced? I realize it’s up to Land Rover but they aren’t talking. I know several people have asked them recently on Twitter with no answer. They had previously said on Twitter that December 3rd would be the date. Then the same day they said the date would change and to keep checking back. Thanks!
DavidClifford
David Clifford  over 1 year ago
Thanks Diana! It was a super fun project. Thank you for coming up with the Story Challenge.
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Big thanks to everyone who participated for your efforts and beautiful photographs!

Winners will be selected by Land Rover USA panel of judges and will be announced sometime in mid December. Our blog, FB, G+ & twitter will be updated as soon as we'll know who the winners are, so stay tuned :)

amydelaine
Amy Delaine  almost 2 years ago
Sounds awesome! Thank you for the update Diana! :)
DavidClifford
David Clifford  almost 2 years ago
I had a blast shooting the Land Rover LR4!
amydelaine
Amy Delaine  almost 2 years ago
I worked so hard on mine, many, many hours... started in Oct early... I cannot wait to hear the results Diana, and thanks for all of your help here! Really appreciate it and what a great contest too! Thanks 500px and Land Rover for hosting a cool competition to really make one think about a project with much depth and enticing ingenuity! :)
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A. Joshua Sims  almost 2 years ago
where do we find the results ... which 5 of us won???
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Ken Lee  almost 2 years ago
me too
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Judy Chandlee Panhandle Pics  almost 2 years ago
I wondered about that as well!
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Danny Landoni  almost 2 years ago
Tagging seems to not work very well. Here is my submission from last week.
http://500px.com/danlandoni/stories/63935/veiled
joshua3
A. Joshua Sims  almost 2 years ago
The following is a link to see all the entries ... http://500px.com/search?utf8=✓&q=Land+Rover+Story+Challenge&type=stories_tags&page=1&order=votes
joshua3
A. Joshua Sims  almost 2 years ago
where do you find the results on the 19th? I know there is supposed to be a link to find them .. could you paste that link here ?
joshua3
A. Joshua Sims  almost 2 years ago
http://500px.com/joshua3/stories/63501/land-rover-live-deliberately
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Mark Kolash  almost 2 years ago
Being extremely new to this site and finding out about this challenge about a week ago... I was able to publish my story mid-afternoon on the 12th. However, when searching "Land Rover Story Challenge" my images do not show up. Yes, they are tagged... both in the Title Area and in the Tag area found in each individual image. When I first published I was unaware that the images do not show up in my personal collections or portfolios. Is this correct? or am I doing something wrong? Any help from the community, I believe I have a learning curve to discover? Here's my story.. http://500px.com/kolash/stories/64083/live-your-journey-land-rover-story-challenge
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david schelske  almost 2 years ago
Hope I submitted and tagged everything correctly?
This was a fun project!
http://500px.com/contact50/stories/62949/not-all-those-who-wander-are-lost
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Karissa Hosek  almost 2 years ago
Missed the deadline, poo. Shouldn't have been doing my homework!! LOL ;) Good luck to everyone!!
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Michael Mcconnell  almost 2 years ago
http://500px.com/MichaelMcconnell/stories/64167/land-rover-revolutionizing-the-way-luxury-and-adventure-meet
JPtheArtist
Jean-Paul Cassagnol  almost 2 years ago
Posted: http://500px.com/JPtheArtist/stories/63855/dwell-on-the-beauty-of-life-watch-the-stars-and-see-yourself-running-with-them-marcus-aurelius
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Ken Lee  almost 2 years ago
Posted: http://500px.com/kenlee/stories/64141/adventure-begins-where-the-road-ends-land-rover-story-challenge
Good luck all
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Thanks to everyone for your entry and comments :) I will keep everyone updated on our blog once winners are announced. All entries will be reviewed and judged by Land Rover USA panel of judges. Good luck!
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Kati Decker  almost 2 years ago
Posted, edited, re-edited. Either way, thanks for putting this on! http://500px.com/lightsplash/stories/64001/once-more-into-the-breach-dear-friends-once-more-henry-v
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Ivonne Carlo Starbuck Sellés  almost 2 years ago
Just posted in the nick of time! Phew! Here's one I would really love to win. :D
CatVanZyl
Cat Van Zyl  almost 2 years ago
Posted on 11/11 hope I tagged it right.
dklala
David Kalani Larkins (inactive)  almost 2 years ago
Great fun working on this.
http://500px.com/dklala/stories/63993/nothing-here-is-the-way-it-is-at-home
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Marcus Godfrey  almost 2 years ago
Posted. Good luck everyone!
http://500px.com/marcusxmedia/stories/63963/where-the-rubber-meets-the-road-discover
AngelinaGammage
Angelina Gammage  almost 2 years ago
Ok I'm done finally submitted whew but I need to go back and edit take a look!
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Natalie Nesser  almost 2 years ago
In the submission rules it says : Descriptions must also include a link to your profile on the Website. How do we do that?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Don't worry, because of Stories' format, there is an automatic link to your profile (when one clicks on your name).
natnesser
Natalie Nesser  almost 2 years ago
Finally completed and posted. I hope I tagged it correctly.
http://500px.com/natnesser/stories/63671/live-what-you-love-real-people-real-stories-real-land-rover
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George Strohl  almost 2 years ago
I have read the rules and am slightly confused lol - So I can enter another vehicle, but what about copyright stuff, like a close up of something that is not a LR? Will this still qualify if its my picture?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
That would qualify your photo, as I have mentioned in replies below, photo of any vehicle or non-vehicle can be entered.
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Tim Sutton  almost 2 years ago
Mine posted and I hope I got the tag deal down ,
http://500px.com/TimSutton/stories/63557/top-of-the-world-land-rover-story-challenge
markfore
Mark Fore  almost 2 years ago
Just posted! Can't wait!
http://500px.com/markfore/stories/63525/anytime-anywhere-we-re-ready-land-rover-story-challenge
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Mark Fore  almost 2 years ago
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David Potter (inactive)  almost 2 years ago
So just to be clear, anything I enter into this contest, even if I don't win, I will not be able to use for anything else without getting permission first? Even if its just a landscape with no land rover in it, or with a Ferrari?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hi David, any photos you enter even if you don't win you can continue to freely use yourself, including use for profit. At the same time you agree to share the similar rights with Land Rover.

From my understanding, Land Rover included this clause to ensure that should they decide to use your/entrees photos on social pages to advertise this or any other contest/event, they could do so without prior permission from the photographer and without being sued by the same photographer.

amydelaine
Amy Delaine  almost 2 years ago
Mine showed up in the tags... I guess it takes awhile.... Thx anyway. :)
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Glad to hear it worked out :)
duky
Neechi Mosha  almost 2 years ago
I've posted one as well but don't yet see it on that page. Is there a delay? I've tagged with appropriately here:
http://500px.com/duky/stories/63365/find-your-path
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Search is not live. It can take up to several hours for search results to be updated and indexed. So, there can be a delay before you post a photo/story shows up in search results.

I checked for your Story and it is there, on page 5. You can take a look for yourself:
500px.com/search?order=votes&page=5&q=Land+Rover+Story+Challenge&type=stories_tags

:)

amydelaine
Amy Delaine  almost 2 years ago
HI Diana, I have not shown up in the stories either and all of mine are tagged....hmmm???? Can you see it? Thanks :)
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Trevor Wilson  almost 2 years ago
I can't understand all the negativity surrounding the T&Cs. The answer is very simple - if you don't like their rules then don't enter. If you want a shot at winning $10,000 then go for it. Just stop moaning about it.
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A. Joshua Sims  almost 2 years ago
Im having a hard time figuring out if my story has posted properly .. can someone help with that?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hey Joshua, you can go to your page Stories to make sure it's published. To make sure it has been tagged, visit this link 500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Land+Rover+Story+Challenge&type=stories_tags

or go to Search page and search Land Rover Story Challenge tag, under Stories -> Tags

Let us know if you need more help :)

rachelsarai
Rachel Samanyi  almost 2 years ago
My story is complete and tagged.
Good luck to you all!
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Adrian Harvey  almost 2 years ago
This is realy not good stuff, Landrover is an English invention but belongs to the world so should be open to everyone-especially as they travel worldwide, i have incredible LR photo´s that you´ll never see due to your criteria- not the first time 500px has made major f-Up, learn by your mistakes Jesus Christo!!!!
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hey Adrian, we work hard to make sure that our contests and giveaways are international (as we have done in the past) but it's not always possible. This contest is a great opportunity and if it goes well, maybe Land Rover would be open to host it internationally. Rover USA approached us for this promotion that's why it's US only. If you let Land Rover know that you'd like to see a similar contest it could happen :)
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Edwin Remsberg  almost 2 years ago
This is really offensive. One would have to be an idiot to enter after reading the terms of use. ( I realize that many people do not bother to read the fine print - my sympathies if you entered, your images don't belong to you any more, they belong to LR now whether you win or not) This makes me ashamed to own a Land Rover. Land Rover is being a bad corporate citizen and should be held accountable. Viral marketing works both ways. If this behavior offends you tweet, blog, and post to warn others. Good companies listen to feedback.
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Many companies, including those you have listed use/d non-exclusive rights in their terms for past/present photo contests, and other legal terminology which is mentioned on Land Rover's FB page.

Non-exclusive rights means that the licenser has a specific set of rights at the same time someone else has them as well. Photographer agrees to share some rights, not to give them up. Which is not the same as exclusive or specific rights. Mention of non-exclusive rights is standard practice in contests for companies, which should they wish later to use the entry photos for further contests or other social media promotion could do the same without a lawsuit and prior photo release or agreement.

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Edwin Remsberg  almost 2 years ago
Which large contest would that be exactly. I know of no respected photo competition that seeks to "steal" rights to all submitted images in this way and prevent their future use. Is it World Press? PDN? POY? the Barnak? maybe Nikon? Show me one.... Actually I dont think the terms are in fact legally enforceable given that there is no actual agreement to the contest terms required in tagging for submission and the 500 pix user terms that are agreed to directly contradict the most offensive portions of contest terms. So really it is moot but still I am very disappointed in 500px and Land Rover because being part of this sort of nonsense shows a lack of respect for the value and rights of art and artists. The "just following orders" excuse is hardly good justification for endorsing a moral wrong against photographers. Was 500px as diligent in reading those terms and squaring them with your own site policies I wonder?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hey Edwin, thank you for being diligent and reading the Terms :-) They're pretty standard for a large contest like this and I definitely recommend everyone read the Terms before joining any service or entering any contest.
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Matt Leitholt  almost 2 years ago
You know, Land Rover, I have some incredible abilities to make your product look insanely awesome, but I will not let you use my work for free, give us some fair rights and we will be more than happy to enter your contest. Your usage terms are an insult to professional photographers. By the way, check out my page, I have a shot of a Land Rover up, that is what you are missing out on.
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Amy Delaine  almost 2 years ago
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Fabian Palencia  almost 2 years ago
yeah the idea that i am surrendering the rights to my work is a big turn off, oh well.
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Yannick Wolff  almost 2 years ago
Range Rover Sport 2012 Series in work

www.facebook.com/yannickwolffphotography

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KnikmanAV - Hans Knikman  almost 2 years ago
oh well, again an attempt to get pics for a very small part of the normal budget for professional pics.

go boys and girls go...

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Daniel Sather  almost 2 years ago
You have no rights to the photos after you enter.. That is a terrible contract. Land Rover easily pays way more than 10K for a commercial photo-shoot, if they like the winning image(s) that much they should have to pay annual licensing fees and not rip off artists.
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hey Daniel, you keep your rights (you can still sell, share, etc. your photos after the contest) and the photos which you enter become non-exclusive, which means that Land Rover can use your photos without your prior agreement. I have explained it in better detail above, but you can also Google this information.
AdamBarkerPhotography
I agree with Jim. Unfortunately, this contest is the typical attempt to offer a little nugget to those less knowledgeable (or those who simply don't care) photographers out there, in exchange for the right to do whatever they wish with your entry. Auto is big business. Most auto companies spend millions of dollars a year on photography. Do you really want to give Land Rover the potential to use your image for whatever they want? Just go hit up Corbis.com and enter a couple of usages in the pricing calculator. That's what you're giving away...While it may appear sexy on the surface, this is a win-win for Land Rover, and an overall loss for photographers.
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Jim Karczewski  almost 2 years ago
Too bad the terms of the contract for submission suck. Who the hell would submit images when they tell you in the contract you can't use your images anywhere else, oh yeah, and if they like an image.. you just gave them complete freedom to use it anywhere without paying you. Horrible. Seriously makes me want to rid myself of my 500px account for even being associated with this kind of rights grab "contest".
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hi Jim, you can use your images anywhere else after this contest :) And you agree to share the rights with Land Rover, giving them ability to share your photos on social platforms and online without your prior consent. If you decide to sell your photos, enter an agreement with a stock photo service, etc. you can do the same without any legally binding obligation to Land Rover.
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Luke Barton  almost 2 years ago
Awesome idea Land Rover & 500PX. This has now got me addicted!

How do we know if our story is officially entered? I think I tagged it correctly but I've never been good at tagging things so not sure if it made it in? Sorry :-/

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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
Hey Luke, you can check in the search :) Go to http://500px.com/search change search filters to Stories -> Tags then type in the tag Land Rover Story Challenge and press the search button. It will show all entries :)

You can also use this link 500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Land+Rover+Story+Challenge&type=stories_tags

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Creslan Williams  almost 2 years ago
My entry is complete and tagged good luck to everyone!
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Kostash Mav  almost 2 years ago
So is it open worldwide or US only?
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Diana Tula  almost 2 years ago
This is US only

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