DIY Analysis

Spreadsheet Analysis

Spreadsheet Fields


Spreadsheet Fields

The Rights Grabbing statistics are calulated by a spreadsheet. The input to the spreadsheet is the Competition Notice List and each line in the competition notice list contains the following fields, each separated by a comma -

  • organisation name,
  • country,
  • type of organisaton see notes below,
  • competition title,
  • closing date for entries or it may be listed as weekly, monthly or appeal
  • number of photographs entered (if known). If the number of photographs is preceded by a + that  indicates it is the number of photographs submitted so far to an appeal, or it is a competition not yet closed for entries.
  • Rights Code, a six character code indicating characteristics of rights claimed, see notes below.
  • Number of winning entries if known

Each character in the Rights Code has the following meaning;

    • Ch1 which entrants grant rights;          
      • a = all, w = winners only, o =entrant can opt to grant unlimited rights
    • Ch2 copyright claimed;              
      • a = all, w = winners only, n = no
    • Ch3 exclusive use claimed;
      • a = all, w = winners only, 1 = exclusive 1st use from all, n = no
    • Ch4 moral rights to be waived;
      • a = all, w = winners only, n = no
    • Ch5 rights are time limited;
      • 1-9 = no.years,   0 = 10,  n = no
    • Ch6 purpose;
      • c = promote contest only o = other purposes

      Note that a rights code = xxxxxx means that no rules regarding rights have been published for the competition.

      Type of organisation can be -

      • #Gov if wholly or partly funded with public money collected by governments or local authorities.
      • #NonP if a registered non-profit organisation,
      • #Cha if a registered charity,
      • #Pnnn for organisations in the private sector (see Sector Analysis tab).

      Note that some competitions attract a huge volume of entries and to prevent the few such contests distorting the average calculations and the overall analysis they are identified by a double # at the beginning of the type of organisation code.  The spreadsheet analyses such contests separately.

      Calculations & Creating the Spreadsheet


      Calculating the Number of Entries to a Contest

      Some contests publish the number of entries submitted by entrants but many others don't.  In order to estimate the number of entries submitted to all contests on the competition notice list the spreadsheet has to make an estimate for each contest where the number of entries are not known.

      Different estimates are used based on a competitions frequency;

      Weekly Contest 149 entries

      Monthly Contest 319 entries

      The above are conservative estimates based on existing contests to ensure the analysis understates rather than overstates.

      For all other competitions (including annual) entries are calculated based on an average of those contests for which the number of entries are known.

      Creating Your Own Spreadsheet

      You can easily import the data in the Competition Notice List into a spreadsheet for analysis purposes. On a PC you can do this is as follows (we assume it's similar for Mac users) -

      1. Select every row of the list then right click and select 'copy'.

      2. Open a new Notepad document and paste the data copied at one above.

      3. Save the Notepad document to your hard drive and close the document.

      4. Open the Notepad document with Excel and follow the instructions, choose the 'fields delimited by commas' option.

      5. You now have a spreadsheet of rights grabbing competitions.  Have fun and if you discover anything interesting do let us know!

      Sector Analysis


      Private Sector Business Categories

      Note this table may be extended from time to time to deal with new business categories but existing categories will not be changed.

      P000-009 Media

      P000 Publishing

      P001 Broadcasting

      P002 Bookseller

      P003 Business Association

      P009 Other Media

      P010-019 Travel

      P010 Transport, airlines etc

      P011 Accomodation, Hotels etc

      P012 Travel Guides

      P013 Travel Agents

      P014 Private Tourist Association

      P020-029 Photography

      P020 Manufacturer, cameras/lemses

      P021 Manufacturer, other equipment

      P022 Supplies, including software

      P023 Stock Agency

      P024 Specialist publisher e.g. photography magazines/books

      P030-039 Technology

      P030 Electronics

      P031 Software

      P032 Internet

      P033 Telecommunications

      P040-049 Construction/Manufacturing

      P040 Building

      P041 Engineering

      P042 Property Agent

      P043 Automobile

      P044 Military

      P050-059 Retail/Wholesale

      P050 Supermarkets

      P051 Fashion/Clothing

      P052 Outdoor Clothing/Products

      P053 Cosmetics/Jewellery

      P054 Conglomerate

      P055 Warehouse Store/Club or Department Store

      P056 Pharmaceutical/Health

      P057 Investment/Management

      P058 Automotive

      P060-069 Food/Agriculture

      P060 Food

      P061 Agriculture

      P062 Drinks

      P070-079 Community Websites

      P070 Competition

      P071 Talent

      P080-089 Chemical

      P080 Chemical

      P081 Oil

      P082 Plastics

      P090-099 Leisure

      P090 Visitor Attractions

      P091 Entertainment

      P092 Music

      P093 Events

      P100-109 Financial

      P100 Banks/Insurance

      P101 Consultancy

      P109 Specialist Finance

      P110-119 Medical

      P110 Private Medical Association

      P120-129 Arts

      P120 Commercial Arts Organisation founded the Artists' Bill of Rights in 2007

      Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
      who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.