Yes, feel free to crop, edit, and change your photos.
Yes! Competing at an event is quite an accomplishment, and sharing that with the world helps promote our sport in a positive way.
Yes, you can absolutely use your photo to promote a seminar and working that you host.
Our intention is not to promote our brand with the photos that we publish for preview on our website, but rather to help create a sustainable ecosystem for photographers, athletes, event organizers, sponsors, etc. Purchasing photos is incredibly important part of that ecosystem, which removes the "Photo Preview" watermark, and we very much appreciate your support. If you can't afford your photos, please contact us by email so we can help you out. We'd rather that you post your photos without our watermark so that you're promoting yourself, our sport, your sponsors, and our sport's sponsors rather than having our watermark front and center.
Yes, you may absolutely thank your sponsors in the message portion of your post.
Yes. Photos and videos from national USA Weightlifting events may be altered to add your name, the name of the event, and the logo of your team. Your team must be registered with USA Weightlifting.
Photos and videos from national USA Weightlifting events may not be altered to add the logos of any entity other than USA Weightlifting and/or your registered USA Weightlifting Team.
Yes. If your sponsor is also a USA Weightlifting sponsor, you may edit your photo to include your sponsor's logo. For a full list of USA Weightlifting sponsors, visit TeamUSA.org. To learn more about becoming an Official USA Weightlifting Sponsor, contact Kevin.Farley@usaweightlifting.org
According to IWF and USA Weightlifting rules, you can promote your sponsors by placing their logo on your singlet, belt, knee sleeves, socks, or shoes. Naturally, this means that their logo may appear in photos and videos of you at national USA Weightlifting events, and it will be clear to the viewer that the sponsor is sponsoring you individually as an athlete, and not the event or governing body. The specific rules may vary depending on the event and governing body, so please double check before registering for each event if you have personal sponsors that you work with.
Yes, but the media post must be editorial in nature. For instance, your sponsor can use the photo as part of a news post stating:
They may not:
As a general statement, media and editorial use is absolutely encouraged by our organization. We appreciate the role of media in the promotion of our sport and we want to do everything we can to help journalists cover our sport in a sustainable way. Simply purchase the photo from our website and you may use it in your editorial media royalty-free. If your organization has a need for exclusive photos, or wishes to receive photos immediately when they're taken of a specific athlete, or if you have any questions regarding a specific use case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! We greatly appreciate editorial coverage of events and athletes, and strongly encourage the publication of photos and videos from events.
Yes, but the post must be editorial in nature. For instance, the textual content of your social media post must be related to the photo you use, such as information or news regarding the athlete or event. If you want to use an image in order to promote your brand or newspaper subscriptions, you will need explicit approval by USA Weightlifting and the athlete in the photo.
Photos and videos from national USA Weightlifting events may not be altered to add the logos of any entity other than USA Weightlifting and/or the registered USA Weightlifting Team of the athlete.
Please credit the photographer and LiftingLife. For instance "Photo by Andy Blaida for LiftingLife" would be greatly appreciated. The photographer that took each photo is listed underneath each photo on our website. If you're unsure, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Yes, but you will need permission in writing from LiftingLife, USA Weightlifting, and the athlete in the photo. Athletes and events need sponsors, and we want to make sure that the rights of the athlete, the competition organizer, and the photographer are all being respected. We can help make that process simple and easy, simply contact us!
There are two ways that you can promote your brand through USA Weightlifting: become an Official USA Weightlifting Sponsor or individually sponsor an athlete. To learn more about becoming an Official USA Weightlifting Sponsor or to sponsor an individual athlete, contact Kevin.Farley@usaweightlifting.org.
At national USA Weightlifting events, event staff strategically place banners displaying your brand so that they'll appear on live video stream, video highlights, and photos taken at the event. Viewers of the live video stream and the viewers of the editorial media outlets that publish videos and photos will know that your brand helped make the Olympic dream possible for the thousands of athletes that perform at each national event.
Individual sponsors of athletes may embroider their logo onto the singlet, belt, knee sleeves, socks, or shoes of their sponsored athlete when they compete. Naturally, this will mean that sponsor logos will appear in photos and videos of the athlete. The specific rules may vary depending on the event and governing body. For instance, the Olympics may be more restrictive than an IWF competition, which may be more restrictive than a USA Weightlfiting event, which may be more restrictive than a local event.
The athletes themselves may post photos and videos of themselves from national USA Weightlifting events on their own website and social media, and may submit their photos and stories to newspapers, magazines, and other news media. Athletes may thank their individual sponsors in the textual portion of their content.
Athletes and their individual sponsors may not modify photos or videos of national USA Weightlifting events to include their individual sponsor's logos, or to remove the logos of any Official USA Weightlifting Sponsors.
Individual sponsors of athletes may post photos or videos of their sponsored athlete from national USA Weightlifting events on their business website news section or social media but the photo and textual content must be editorial in nature. For instance, you can:
You may not:
Yes! If you are an Official USA Weightlifting Sponsor and the sponsor of an individual athlete, you may edit photos of national USA Weightlifting competitions to to include your logo. For a full list of USA Weightlifting sponsors, visit TeamUSA.org. To learn more about becoming an Official USA Weightlifting Sponsor, contact Kevin.Farley@usaweightlifting.org.
Yes. Photos and videos may be edited to include photo credits containing the photographer's name or photography business name. The following restrictions are required as not to be confused with endorsement or sponsorship of the athlete or event:
Yes, rights-protective watermarks may appear above the bottom 10%, however, the watermark must be prefixed or suffixed with "photo preview" or "video preview". Photos defaced or watermarked for rights protection may not be published in this form outside such as on social media or print publication.