Are release forms required when submitting a photograph to Your Shot?

By submitting a photograph to Your Shot you warrant that you are the owner of the image, that you alone own the copyright, and that you have obtained any necessary third-party releases.

If National Geographic receives a complaint that a photograph violates a copyright, we reserve the right to remove or delete the photograph.

If your photograph is chosen for use in a National Geographic product, you may be asked to submit a personal release, a location release, or an artist release. Please do not send a release unless we’ve asked you to.
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