To: Editor, Popular Photography & Imaging

Dear Sir:

Enclosed is the announcement of a photo contest sponsored by a regional magazine . They require an entry fee, specify that all submissions become their property and NONE will be returned. The part that I really don’t like is the no return policy.

The local regional newspapers: Cap Cod Times and Boston Globe are equally guilty. They will not return submissions even when a S.A.S.E is included!

What angers me the most about the magazine (enclosed Cape Cod Life) is they charge an entry fee, require that entries be enlarged– and still not return photos.

This practice should be illegal as it abuses and disrespects the artistry and talents of a photographer.