Are release forms required when submitting a photograph to the photo contest?

By submitting a photograph to National Geographic 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 your photograph is selected as a finalist, you may be asked to submit a personal release, a location release, or an artist release. Please do not send any releases unless we've asked you to. Please read through the official photo contest rules for further information regarding releases.
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