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Andrew Newson ADMIN March 18, 2011
Photographers donating prints for auction to help the people of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
You can bid on and win photographic prints with 100% of the money going direct to a charity helping with the relief effort.
Rules for photographers when submitting.
FAQs for bidders and photographers.

Group Description

On Friday 15th January 2010 I decided to start this group following the earthquake in Haiti. A group dedicated to raising money for charities and in particular, natural disasters. The group has raised an enormous amount of money for very good causes, thank you so much.

We are currently deciding whether to use this group or a facebook group for a similar auction in aid of the people of the Philippines.

You can help by bidding on a photo, by donating a photo, by letting people know about the group or all of the above!


Our Facebook page:

Our twitter:

Group Rules

By adding images to this group, you agree to offer the image(s) for auction to help the people of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami.

The images must be your own, taken by yourself and you own the copyright.

From time to time we might use your auction image for a press releases to promote the group auctions. Please state clearly if you don't want your image used in such a way.
Magazines, newspapers and blogs will be asked to credit you as such: Flickr Name © All Rights Reserved
If you would rather use your real name, please state as such on your auction, example: Andrew Newson © All Rights Reserved

Please adhere to using the copyright format as above when using any of the images from this group.

You then MUST fill in your auction details in the text field of each image that you want to offer for auction. Failure to do this when you attempt to add them to the group will result in the image(s) being denied entry to the group.

The group is set up with a 1 image per day upload limit. You can add more than 1 image to the group, but we want to keep the quality high, so please don't submit more than 1 image per day and try to make it your best images.

If you are adding an image that is already in your Flickr stream, edit the taken date to today so it goes to the top of your stream and your contacts will see it again OR upload it again, so it goes to the top of your stream, if you choose the latter way, you might want to add a 'comment' to the existing image so anyone who had already commented or faved gets to see that you are now offering it for auction!

Here is a template for you to copy and paste in to your auction. Just fill in your details and you are ready to submit to the group.


Image Title
© Your Name - www.yourwebsite.com

I'm auctioning this print to help the people of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

I would like you to start the bidding at XXXX

Size and type of print. For example:
12x8 inch print, c-type on Fuji Professional Glossy paper.

Please leave a comment with your offer, please only comment if you wish to bid, thanks.

The highest bidder at the time the auction ends will donate that amount direct to a trusted charity helping with the relief effort in Japan, such as:

British Red Cross:

Japanese Red Cross:

Save the Children:

World Vision:


Sometimes these links become broken when copying. Either the HTML doesn't transfer or if I just do links, Flickr shortens the URLs and they don't work.
You can copy the straight links from my blog:

Please just email me with a bid and I will place the bid in the comments on your behalf: your@emailaddress.com

The bidding will end on Day XX Month, 2011 at XX.XXpm + Your Time Zone. At this time, the person who wrote/commented or emailed the highest amount will have to give this amount to a legitimate charity involved in the effort for aid for the people of Japan. On proof of donation (please take a screen grab of your donation confirmation page!), I will arrange for the print to made and shipped to you.

I will pay for the print to be produced and pay for shipping, so all of your donation goes straight to the cause

For more information on this:


Additional information:

This group is for photographers who wish to donate a print of their choice, to be auctioned to raise money for the relief effort in Japan.

Auction Length:
The photographer chooses how long the auction will run for, meaning they will state clearly on their post what time and date the auction will end. Please also state your time zone! We recommend that an auction run for no longer than 7 days maximum and recommend a 3-5 day time frame works best.

When will all auctions finish?

Print size:
The photographer also decides what size print they are offering and on what material. So please state clearly on your post what size print (state cm or inches!) and on what material it is or will be printed on (ie. fuji professional glossy etc).

Since the photographer will be paying for the print and the postage to the highest bidder, this may influence the size you choose to offer.

Credit / Copyright info:
From time to time I might use your auction image for a press release. Please let me know if you would rather I didn't. If you're okay with it, then please state your copyright / credit line.
I suggest:
© Joe Bloggs - www.yourwebsite.com
This will be used with any image that happens to make it in to a press release.

Offering alternative prints:
You are welcome to enter more than one print to be auctioned or even one auction with the highest bidder selecting from a number of prints. However just enter one image in to the group and link to others in your stream that you can offer. If you're offering more than one image for auction, you might list them as (A), (B) and (C) and people can bid on (A), (B) or (C). Or of they are offered as alternatives, the winner bidder just chooses (A), (B) or (C).

All money bid will go to an official charity helping the efforts in Japan. Such as:

British Red Cross:

Japanese Red Cross:

Save the Children:

World Vision:


When the auction finishes, the person with the highest bid has to pay that amount to the charity. They will take a screen grab of the payment/donation confirmation to send to the photographer as proof of payment and will also post that screen grab in the 'proof of payment' thread.

The photographer then arranges for the print to be made and posts to the winner at the cost of the photographer. Please see the advice for printing and packaging thread.

When you've sold your print
When you've auction has finished, you will need to remove it from the group. This is important as people will be searching the group to find photos to bid on.

Also, when your auction as finished and you have a winning bidder, head over to this discussion thread 'Sold Prints' and let us know which image sold, for how much and to who. This is really important as It will help us calculate a total amount raised.

We now have a Facebook group for Charity Print Auctions...

Promote your auction
Once you have placed your auction, it's extremely important to promote it, via any means you can. Twitter, get tweeting! Facebook, tell all your friends! Blogging, tell all your readers! Even ring your Mum, text your sister, tell all your work colleagues. These things rely heavily on your telling people about it.

I will also be doing my own promotion of the group, this may involve me using your auction image to help promote the group. You'll need to let me know if you would rather I didn't do that.

If anyone has means of promoting the group through various media, please do so.

How to bid?
Anyone wishing to bid on a photograph, simply opens the image from the group and places a bid in the comments of that photo. You'll need to see if anyone has bid already and if they have, obviously you will need to bid higher.

The photographer can state a starting price if they wish.

Photographers should also leave an email address for those bidders who do not have a flickr account. Bidders simply email the photographer and bid that way. The photographer will transfer the bid to the comments.

Where to have your image printed?
There are many places suitable for having print made, it will depend on what country you in of course. There is a discussion thread 'Advice for Printing & Packing' where people can recommend places to have prints made.

Note on non-photographic artworks:
This group is for photographs. Sorry, any other mediums please feel free to start a new group.

Thanks for your support.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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