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REVISED EDITORIAL CAPTION REQUIREMENTS

UPDATE: We are eliminating the requirement for repeated date and location at the end of editorial captions.

The location, date and year must be placed at the beginning of the caption in all capital/upper case. This is known as the 'dateline'.

Here is the template for the new acceptable format:
CITY, STATE/COUNTRY – MONTH DAY, YEAR: [Factual description of the image content, including who and what the image portrays].



Acceptable Examples for standard Documentary-style Editorial photography
New Format
LONDON, UK – APRIL 29, 2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton ride in a carriage on their way to Buckingham Palace after their wedding.

Original Format
LONDON, UK – APRIL 29: Prince William and Kate Middleton ride in a carriage on their way to Buckingham Palace after their wedding in London on April 29, 2011.


Acceptable Examples for Illustrative Editorial photography
New Format
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06, 2011: Photo of a Apple iPad device, showing an image of Steve Jobs on the homepage of apple.com, who died at age 56. Processed in B&W.

Original Format
NEW YORK  – OCT 06, 2011: Photo of a Apple iPad device, showing an image of Steve Jobs on the homepage of apple.com, who died at age 56. Processed in B&W in New York on October 6, 2011.

 


Editorial Illustrations
Editorial Illustrations, artistic interpretations of an editorial concept or newsworthy subject created digitally or by traditional  forms, such as, a drawing, painting, sketch, etc., need to adhere to the general format for editorial captions, except that no location is necessary.

Here is the template for the new acceptable format:
MONTH DAY YEAR (of creation): [Type of content, factual description of the image content and what the image portrays. If the image shows a building or landmark, include the location of the building or landmark].


Acceptable Examples for Editorial Illustrations
May 10, 2014: A vector llustration of the Empire State Building, which is located in New York City.

Be sure to include the content type (e.g., illustration or vector), and be as factual as possible when describing the image. Also, all Known Restrictions for photographs also apply to Editorial illustrations.


* The original format with the location and date at the end of the first sentence is still acceptable for any/all editorial submissions.

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