Cancer Research UK Research is Beautiful Photography Campaign 2024: Terms & Conditions

The Research is Beautiful Photography Campaign aims to celebrate the beauty of science through the lens of photography. We seek photos that showcase research from the microcosm to the macrocosm, researchers in action and research environments spanning from lab work to research events. 

  1. The Campaign is being run and promoted by Cancer Research UK of 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ. 

  1. The Campaign is open to UK residents only aged 18 or over. Cancer Research UK reserves the right to request evidence of the identity and age of anyone submitting photos.  

  1. The Campaign will be open from 29 April 2024 until 5pm on 31 December 2024 (the “Campaign Period”). Cancer Research UK reserves the right to close the Campaign early for any reason.  

  1. Submission criteria: 

  • Entry is by email to  Entrants should submit their photo(s) together with caption(s), their name and contact details.   

  • Images should be sent as JPEG files and, ideally, be at least 2000px.  Adjustments, for example cropping and colour adjustments, are permitted. 

  • Entrants may enter as many photos as they wish. 

  • Entrants must ensure that anyone featured in the photo has given their consent to be included and used for the purpose of the Campaign.  

  • If a photo contains an image of a child, then Cancer Research UK will need to see a release form signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child before the photo will be accepted for submission to the Campaign. 

  1. Cancer Research UK reserves the right to disqualify entries which it determines in its absolute discretion to be racist, sexist, offensive, obscene, defamatory, abusive, insensitive, hateful, upsetting, illegal or otherwise inappropriate in any way.  

  1. Each month during the Campaign Period, a selection of photos will be chosen by Cancer Research UK to highlight the quality of the entries. One of these photos will be commended as “photo of the month” or similar. Cancer Research UK’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

  1. Cancer Research UK will base their decision on a number of criteria, including originality, creativity, impact and suitability and fit for representing the Campaign.

  2. The entrants of the chosen photos will be notified directly and the photos will be featured in Cancer Research UK’s “Research Update newsletter” (an electronic newsletter) and on Cancer Research UK’s website and social media channels, alongside the entrants’ names and captions.   

  1. As part of the Campaign, Cancer Research UK is interested in exploring the stories behind the photos.  As such, entrants may be contacted by Cancer Research UK to discuss this further with a view to that information being used alongside the photo.  

  1. At Cancer Research UK’s sole discretion, any photo entered into the Campaign, together with the entrant’s name, may be used by Cancer Research UK for editorial purposes within its own channels (including Cancer News for Researchers, Cancer News, @CRUKresearch - X, @CR_UK - X, @Cancer Research UK Science and Innovation – LinkedIn, and CRUK Research Update Newsletter).

  1. If Cancer Research UK would like to use an image for promotional purposes, the relevant entrant(s) will be contacted to seek permission.  Such photos may be used to promote Cancer Research UK and its work both within the charity and to the public including through advertising, fundraising, health campaigns and education.  Please note that CRUK may also decide to not use the Materials at all. 

  1. The photos may be cut, modified, added to or edited and/or combined with text, images or graphics in any way that Cancer Research UK might require.  

  1. Copyright for any photos submitted will remain with the Entrant and Cancer Research UK will credit all photos under the name the Entrant submits them with.  

  1. By submitting photos for the Campaign, and subject to clause 11, entrants hereby grant Cancer Research UK an exclusive, sub-licensable worldwide licence in all copyright and other intellectual property in or arising out of their entry to the Campaign, for the full duration of such rights, to use, publish, distribute, broadcast, display, make available, copy and modify the entry in all media whether existing or hereinafter devised, in particular all digital and online media, printed media, social media for such marketing and promotional purposes. Entrants also hereby agree to irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all moral and similar rights vesting in their entry to the Campaign and to undertake to execute all such documents and do such further acts as are reasonably required by Cancer Research UK to perfect the licence of all rights and interests referred to in these Terms and Conditions to the Cancer Research UK.  

  1. Entrants hereby represent and warrant that they have all rights (including copyright) necessary to grant the rights provided for in this paragraph and that all materials forming part of their entry to the Campaign, and any use of such materials by or on behalf of Cancer Research UK, comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations and do not infringe or otherwise violate the intellectual property or other rights of any third party.  

  1. Entrants also represent and warrant that they have obtained all rights, licences, and permissions necessary, in writing, from any person who may have helped create and/or be featured in their entry and that their entry to the Campaign fully complies with these Terms and Conditions and: (i) is their original work and does not include the work of a third party, or if it does include such work that they have obtained all rights, licences, and permissions necessary, in writing; (ii) has not previously been featured in any other promotion or competition or campaign; (iii) does not contain any use of the names, likenesses, photos, or other identifying elements, in whole or in part, of any person, living, or dead without permission (proof of which must be provided to Cancer Research UK upon request); (iv) does not include trademarks, logos, or copyright protected material which belongs to third parties without permission (including, but not limited to, company names, photos, works of art, or images published on or in websites, television, movies, or other media); (v) is not subject to any third party agreements and Cancer Research UK will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use (as set out in these Terms and Conditions) or the exploitation of the idea. 

  1. Cancer Research UK will keep all photos and use them for such period as it considers appropriate (usually 5 years). After this point Cancer Research UK will continue to store the photos for its historical record but will contact entrants again to ask for permission should it wish to re-use them. 

  1. Entrants can request at any time that Cancer Research UK stops using their photos.  Such requests should be sent to Please note that once permission has been withdrawn, the photos will not be used for any future purposes but may continue to appear on platforms/publications already in circulation.  

  1. By submitting their photos, entrants acknowledge that Cancer Research UK may collect, store and use their personal information.  Entrants can read Cancer Research UK’s privacy policy at for more information.  

  1. By participating in the Campaign, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (which may be amended or varied at any time by Cancer Research UK) , any terms and conditions imposed by X and/or LinkedIn and/or any other social media or other platforms used by Cancer Research UK from time to time and by Cancer Research UK’s decisions, which are final in all matters relating to these Terms and Conditions, the Campaign and/or the results and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.  

  1. Entries must be made directly by the person entering the Campaign. Cancer Research UK reserves the right to refuse any entry and/or disqualify an entrant if it reasonably believes that there has been a breach of and/or the entrant’s conduct is contrary to these Terms and Conditions, or the entrant’s conduct and/or entry does not conform to the spirit of the Campaign.  

  1. Save where it has been negligent, Cancer Research UK will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from entrants' entry into the Campaign. Cancer Research UK accepts no responsibility for entries which are lost, corrupted, damaged, not received or delayed or which cannot be sent due to technical errors, network, computer hardware, system or software failures and/or interruptions of service or for any other reason. Proof of sending an email will not be accepted as proof of receipt by Cancer Research UK. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Cancer Research UK's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited.  

  1. Cancer Research UK accepts no responsibility for incomplete personal details provided by an entrant.  Incomplete entries or those not complying with these Terms and Conditions will not be valid. 

  1. By entering this Campaign, you agree to the use of your name and/or photo or other likeness for publicity purposes on social media channels, websites and in any other media. 

  1. Any participation instructions form part of these terms and conditions. 

  1. By entering this Campaign, entrants acknowledge that it is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with X and LinkedIn and agree to release X and LinkedIn from any liability in relation to the Campaign or its administration. 

  1. Cancer Research UK reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Campaign in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Campaign is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Cancer Research UK which could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Campaign.  

  1. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English and Welsh law and entrants agree to irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts in respect of any dispute arising out of or in connection with them.