The 3P-CP may publicly point out that the photographer is solely responsible for labeling a photograph as “Guaranteed TCQ” even when pointing this out could permanently damage the photographer’s reputation.

The 3P-CP is free to do this at any time — including in the aftermath of situations in which it is discovered that the image was inappropriately labeled “Guaranteed TCQ” by the photographer.

“Inappropriate labeling” involves not just factors that disqualify the photo from the first seven qualifications but also failure to meet Q8, including not attaching an “IC” alert when one is warranted.

The Submission expectations make it clear that ignorance is no excuse for a photographer who inappropriately labels a photograph as “Guaranteed TCQ.”