Originally Posted by John Perriment
A touchy subject at the moment, Hal?
It means you definitely retain ownership and copyright of your pictures. Olympus can use those pictures in the book for free. What I'm not sure about is if Olympus are entitled to free use of a picture other than for the purpose of the stated book, for example on a website or in a magazine advert; Ian would need to clarify that. It goes without saying that this forum gets free use, but that's no different to when we post our images for the enjoyment of each other anyway.
No, the only imposition is the use of the pictures in the book. The book is not being sold. In fact I believe that the book will only be printed for entrants whose images are featured in it.
If Olympus like your photos and wish to use them for other projects then that's a separate matter.