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50th birthday submissions terms and conditions

We are requesting content in the form of written testimonies, photographs accompanied by explanatory text or video submissions.

Content submitted must be:

  • The participant’s own work, or
  • content the participant is entitled and permitted to share (i.e. a photograph taken by a relative and given with permission).

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that content submitted does not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party or any laws.

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that any content they submit is done so with the consent of anyone who is identifiable in that image or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16 and that they have been advised of the purpose of the submission and that their image may be published by the Science Museum Group (SMG).

Intellectual property rights

Participants in the project will retain copyright and moral rights in their submitted content; however, by submitting to the project, all participants:

a) Grant SMG non-exclusive rights to use the content to promote or celebrate the 50th birthday in any and all media, including, without limitation in SMG’s exhibitions, printed publications, CD-ROM, promotional materials, advertising or on SMG’s websites, in its original format or edited or altered in any way which SMG deems appropriate.

b) Agree to SMG storing copies of the content for the purposes specified above and to storing their contact details on its database, securely and in compliance with Data Protection legislation, in case it needs to contact them.

SMG will endeavour to credit the content creator whenever the content is used and published.

Return of physical artefacts

Please note, no physical photographs submitted will be returned. If you wish to keep the original of a physical photograph, please scan the photograph and submit a copy or a digital version. 

Limitation of liability

SMG excludes all liability for any losses and/or damages of whatever nature and howsoever arising to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

Privacy and data protection

Participants have certain rights under data protection laws in relation to the personal information we hold and are using. To read about your rights in detail, please read our privacy policy, here: