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Model release for a minor child

This form, in addition to being detailed and formal, is designed for a parent or guardian to give permission on behalf of a child or teenager. If you can, get both parents to sign, which reduces the risk that one parent will try to revoke the consent given by the other. (If you are photographing grownups, use our Adult's Model Release form.)

 

Who is a minor? In most states, persons under the age of 18 are minors, who do not have legal capacity to sign contracts in their own name. (There is such a thing as an "emancipated" minor, who is under 18 but by court order is deemed a legal adult.)

 

Using the text

The language below will provide a concrete illustration of the principles explained in this module. Sections in color are place-holder text that you are supposed to replace. The placeholder for sensitive uses (the part beginning 'I understand ...') is optional and may not be needed at all.

 

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Model Release for a Minor Child

In consideration of the engagement as a model of the minor named below, and for other good and valuable consideration that I acknowledge as having received, I hereby grant the following rights and permissions to Joe Photographer ("Photographer"), his/her legal representatives and assigns, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting with his/her authority and permission. They have the absolute right and permission to take, use, reuse, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of the minor or in which the minor may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations from time to time, in conjunction with the minor's own or a fictitious name, or reproductions of such photographs in color or otherwise, made through any medium at Photographer's studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any published matter in conjunction with such photographs. I specifically consent to the digital compositing or distortion of the portraits or pictures, including without restriction any changes or alterations as to color, size, shape, perspective, context, foreground or background. I waive any right that I or the minor may have to inspect or approve any finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with such photographs or the use to which it may be applied. I understand that the images of the minor may be used in public-service advertisements to promote AIDS awareness. Knowing that such uses may intentionally or unintentionally give rise to the impression that the minor suffers from this disease, I nevertheless consent to this use. I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless and defend Photographer, his/her legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under his/her permission or authority or those for whom he/she is acting, from any liability by virtue of any reason in connection with the making and use of such photographs, including blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication of them, including without limitation any claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. I hereby warrant that I am a legal competent adult and a parent or legally appointed guardian of the minor, and that I have every right to contract for the minor in the above regard. I state further that I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and that I am fully familiar with the contents of it. This release shall be binding upon the minor and me, and our respective heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

 

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FATHER, MOTHER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

(SEAL)
 
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FATHER, MOTHER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

 
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MINOR'S SIGNATURE (if 14 or older)

 
 

MINOR'S NAME

 
 

ADDRESS (Line 1)

 
 

ADDRESS (Line 2)

 
 

DATE

 
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WITNESS

 
 

ADDRESS (Line 1)

 
 

ADDRESS (Line 2)

 

 

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